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.

Barriers to Entry for Young Farmers

By Brandon Beck, Salin Bank Ag Officer on July 27, 2015

Agriculture meets one of the nation’s most basic needs: producing the food we eat. Therefore, encouraging more young people to establish a career in farming is essential to America’s future. However, a new report from the National Young Farmers Coalition says student loan debt may be one of the key barriers preventing more would-be farmers and ranchers from entering agriculture. 
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Achieving Financial Independence

By Brittany Diebolt, Vice President on July 20, 2015

Financial independence is part of the American Dream. All you need is a little know-how and commonsense. Here are a few basic tenets to help manage debt and put you on the road to achieving financial independence:
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House Calls

By Tom Lannan, VP Mortgage Division on July 13, 2015

In 2014, more than 18,000 men and women graduated from U.S. medical schools. However, in addition to their newly appointed degree and significant future earnings potential, many of these doctors and new residents also find themselves facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. 
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HSAs: Affordable Healthcare Options for Employers and Employees

By Krystal Thompson, Vice President, Bank Sales Officer, Ft. Wayne Region on June 29, 2015

In today’s competitive workforce, businesses are searching for new incentives to attract and retain top talent. To accomplish that mission, many are incorporating Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) into their employee benefits packages. The end result: a win-win for employers and employees alike.  ... Continue Reading >

Business ID Theft: What You Should Be Doing to Protect Your Business

By Denise Maines, Salin Bank Vice President - Security Officer on June 22, 2015

Identity theft is growing crime that keeps getting bigger. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that 16.6 million American adults experienced identity theft in 2012. According to the same report, released in December 2013, more than 34.2 million adults, or 14 percent of Americans 16 or older, had experienced some form of identity theft in the past. In fact, Identity theft leads the Federal Trade Commission's list of top consumer complaints, accounting for 14 percent of all complaints recorded in 2013.
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