Banking Is Personal - Blog

Welcome to Banking is Personal. This blog is a place where Salin Bank hopes to give you information you can use. Our goal is to arm you with resources and knowledge about mortgages, wealth management, business lending and other banking-related issues that affect you and your financial objectives.

Walk-Across-The-Hall Commercial Lending the Salin Way

By By Sally, Salin Bank blog team. Interviewed Vice President, Relationship Manager, Matt Fields on September 8, 2016

Sal: Matt, what’s the climate you’re seeing in commercial lending today?
Matt: Business growth is definitely picking up its pace in - and especially around – Indianapolis, and there’s been continued growth in construction and development. Salin Bank is positioning themselves in the market and talking to businesses that we see is a good fit and also those that see Salin Bank as a place to do business.  There is a lot of opportunity and great demand within Indianapolis and deals are becoming more competitive. ... Continue Reading >

First-Time Home Buyers Have a HOP-ping Opportunity

By Dorothy Dodd, Salin Bank, Mortgage Consultant on August 16, 2016

Introducing Salin Bank's Home Ownership Program (HOP) 
“Young adults’ presence in the housing market has been largely predicted for years, REALTOR®Mag wrote last fall. That prediction is coming true. While Millennials (basically buyers in their 30’s) represented nearly one-third of home buyers in 2015, that trend towards increased homebuying is continuing this year.
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Are Family-Owned Banks Better?

By Jim Badger, Senior Vice President, Salin Bank on August 12, 2016

“Families like doing business with other families,” says David Bain in Family Capital, an online magazine for family businesses. The question Bain poses, though, is “Do they like banking with family-run banks?”
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With Salin’s Pre-qual, You’ll Be Shouting “No Surprise”!

By Sally, Salin Bank blog team. Interviewed Senior Mortgage Consultant Lynne Coverdale on August 4, 2016

Sally:  Borrowers talk about getting “pre-qualified” or “pre-approved” for a mortgage.  Are those two essentially the same?
Lynne: No, the two terms were definitely not designed to mean the same thing.  What I find, and what I share with both consumers and Realtors™, though, is that different institutions tend to use the terms “pre-qualification” and “pre-approval” in different ways. The main idea, of course, is that both pre-qualification and pre-approval letters are ways to certify that a buyer can reasonably expect to qualify to borrow a particular amount of money towards the purchase of a home.

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Salin Takes The Personal Approach in the Fintech World

By Robin Walker, Salin Bank's Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer on July 26, 2016

“The media headlines charting fintech’s progress in just the past year might even have you think that the end of traditional bank models is here. But that assessment is dead wrong,” reports the Huffington Post. “Banks vs. fintech? No contest, banks win.” 
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