Why Businesses Need to Embrace the Digital Payments Now

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by: Valerie K., Director, Treasury Management and Client Services & Solutions
Before the pandemic, most businesses were living comfortably in the paper world when it came to managing their payments and collections. Many had relied for years on back-office staff to stay on top of the constant flow of checks, invoices and snail-mail. If that approach looked outdated before, it seems prehistoric after the events…

Relaxed loan terms from the SBA offer a ray of hope for small businesses

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by: Mark A., SBA Division Director
The stimulus package enhanced three loan programs that are part of the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s traditional offerings. The dominant narrative around U.S. small businesses throughout the pandemic has been one of doom and gloom. But there’s another side to the small-business story that is emerging. A story of determination,…

Be on the Lookout for Scams Related to COVID-19

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by: Saadia M., Director of Enterprise Risk & Chief Information Security Officer
COVID-19 has created more opportunities for phishing scams and cybersecurity attacks. These can come in the form of fraudulent emails from health organizations or your employer about changes in processes, websites with malicious maps, or fictitious requests from charities needing your help.   What can you do to help keep…

The Safety of Online and Mobile Banking

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by: Kitty T., Marketing Coordinator
Online and mobile banking lowers your risk of identity theft resulting from stolen mail. With the constantly increasing delivery of goods ranging from groceries to clothing to tech gadgets, it’s no surprise that doorstep thieves are on the rise. This has become so commonplace that videos have gone viral on…

How to Create a Budget 101

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by: Nicole H., Marketing Coordinator
In the simplest terms, a budget is a plan for your money. And following one is essential for reaching your financial goals. Like using a map for a road trip, having a budget provides direction. It lets you decide how you’re going to spend your money before you actually spend…