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.


Help Wanted: Creating an Exit Plan for Your Business

By Kate Borkowski, SVP, Manager of Wealth Management on August 31, 2015

Your business is booming, so why would you want or need to create an exit strategy to leave it? Simply put, because it’s good business sense.

Today, companies are often sold two or three years after they’ve opened their doors. Flickr, an image hosting and video hosting Web site and Web services suite, was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005 for $35 million. YouTube sold for $1.6 billion to Google when it was just two years old.
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What Kind of Business Loan Is Right for My Business?

By Matt Fields, Vice President on August 24, 2015

There are many types of business loans available to help take businesses of every size and scope to the next level. Each loan comes with its own qualifications, rates, and features.
 
Before you apply for a business loan, however, there are some important questions to consider. Your answers will help to narrow down the loan option that is best for you and your business. 
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What Is This Thing Called a HELOC?

By Brittany Diebolt, Vice President on August 17, 2015

A home equity line of credit, or HELOC, is a revolving line of credit that secures your home as collateral for the loan. With a HELOC, you may have ongoing access to about 85% of your home’s value, less the balance remaining on your mortgage and adjusted based on your creditworthiness and ability to pay.
 
There are many features and benefits associated with a HELOC. Among the pros and cons:
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It’s All About Technology

By Jeff Binkley, Vice President - Director of Information Technolog on August 10, 2015

Look around in any restaurant or airport and you’ll likely see people checking their phones, a computer, or iPad. Now more than ever Americans are enamored with the instant gratification of technology, and banks are taking notice.
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Cyber Security: What Businesses Need to Know

By Denise Maines, Vice President, Security Officer on August 3, 2015

Stories of invasions into America’s business and infrastructure networks are commonplace these days, with businesses and consumers alike facing cyber-security challenges like never before.
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