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…

Updates on our measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

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by: Beka Wilson
Important changes to Banking Center operations to slow the spread of COVID-19: {crested-butte} In this ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we continue to focus on our commitment and responsibility to serve our clients, while at the same time addressing the health and safety of our clients, associates and communities. In our efforts to…

Community banks must use personal connection to partner with small businesses

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by: Patrick S., Executive Vice President, Business and Consumer Banking
The rise of financial technology firms has been shaking up the world of banking and lending. Fintech firms last year made up 38%& of the personal loan market, up from 5%& in 2013, and are starting to focus more on small-business lending. And their impact is not just being felt locally. An Accenture report last…

Let’s Talk About Business Email Compromise

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by: Beka Wilson
Business Email Compromises (BEC) have been on the rise as a key attack vector for a while now. A BEC is when a fraudster is able to gain access to your professional email. This compromise can range from reading your communications to locking you out and using your email to…