Category Archives: Personal


Do you have questions about EMV chip cards?

News has been swirling the last few months about an October 1 deadline for EMV chip cards. You may have received a card with an EMV chip from a financial institution you do business with. Either way, you might have … Continue reading

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New Mortgage Rules and Disclosures Good for Consumers

Those working to close a mortgage may have an easier time finding and understanding information that might be important to them due to new rules and disclosures that recently went into effect from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Its Know … Continue reading

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Bank of American Fork Supports Customer with Day of Service

People encouraged to help build toys at Tiny Tim’s Foundation for Kids Bank of American Fork has arranged a day of service for its customers and the community in support of one of the bank’s long term customers, Alton Thacker, … Continue reading

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How hunger affects you when shopping

For the Personal Management merit badge, requirement 3d, Scouts must explain how hunger affects one when shopping for food items. This article will discuss some of the many studies showing that shopping hungry can cause you to purchase more, less-healthy … Continue reading

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Apple Pay update

We anticipate being able to offer Apple Pay in early 2016. We have been pursuing Apple Pay™ with our credit and debit card processors—we have told you before that we’re excited about Apple Pay. We anticipate being able to offer … Continue reading

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Why was Utah just named #1 Best Economic Outlook for 2015?

Utah recently earned the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, according to the new edition of Rich States, Poor States released by the American Legislative Exchange Council.  http://www.alec.org/publications/rich-states-poor-states/   This economic outlook is meant to be a … Continue reading

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How Michelle helped protect herself from fraud

Michelle, a Bank of American Fork employee, received a text alert about a zero dollar amount transaction on her debit card from retailer Amazon. Since Michelle only uses her credit card on Amazon, she knew right away it was a … Continue reading

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How Christopher paid for large, unexpected expenses without stress

Recently, Christopher shared his experience paying for unexpected expenses without stress, because he previously set up accounts and automatic transfers to save for these types of bills. Here’s his story: I recently had two big expenses—a medical bill and a … Continue reading

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Creating a password that’s secure—and memorable

Guest post by Quincy Fowler You have probably read recent news about security breaches. Passwords are stolen and online accounts compromised. Online safety is a top priority for everyone who uses the internet for financial transactions. A strong password can … Continue reading

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Free lesson plans about money for teachers

Teachers, there are some new resources available to you to help you teach your students about money and making smart choices. Free lesson plans for pre-K through age 20 are available through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Money Smart for … Continue reading

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