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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.


Financial New Year’s Resolutions: It’s Not Too Late!

By Tyler Nickerson, Sales and Service Officer- Columbus Downtown on January 28, 2016

Resolutions are a time-honored tradition at the beginning of each new year. While many people take strides to eat better or exercise more, there’s often one pledge missing from their resolution list: Finances.

To help jump start your financial resolutions in 2016 and get your financial house in better order, consider the following suggestions:
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Take Charge of Your Cyber-Security in 2016

By Denise Maines, Salin Bank Security Officer on January 20, 2016

Fraud. It’s just a five-letter word, but it can wreak a lifetime of financial and emotional havoc on consumers and business owners alike. 
 
Thanks to new innovations in technology, today’s cybercriminals are more sophisticated and daring than ever.  Stories of “data breaches” are now common fodder in the news. And no industry is immune. Recent scams have affected healthcare providers, higher education, government, financial firms, telecommunications, automotive dealers, and large retailers. 
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Buying a Home During Autumn: The Deals Are Waiting

By Kevin Schultz, Mortgage Consultant, Salin Bank on November 23, 2015

The real estate market isn’t like most businesses - it’s open every day, 365 days a year. It’s true that some months of the year are better than others for buying and selling, as seasonal shifts in real estate are well documented. Spring is hands-down one of the busiest times of the year, but fall has quickly become a close second.
 
The changing of the leaves can indeed shed some good deals and extra perks for prospective homebuyers:
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Lessons Learned From the Lamar Odom Case

By Bill Varanka, Vice President, Wealth Management Business Development Officer, Salin Bank on November 2, 2015

The recent medical crisis involving former NBA basketball star Lamar Odom offers a valuable lesson on the importance of estate planning - and what can happen if you fail to update key legal documents.
 
As most of the world knows by now, Odom was in a coma for four days after being found unconscious in a Las Vegas, Nevada, brothel on Oct. 16.  Details would later emerge that Odom’s estranged wife, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, had become the person in charge of making decisions about his health care because he could not do so himself.  
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The New Micro Chip in Credit Cards: Is Your Business Ready?

By Gail Bradley, Senior Vice President, Treasury Management, Salin Bank on October 29, 2015

The way you use credit cards is about to change. Following several large-scale data breaches - Anthem, T-Mobile, and Target, just to name a few - along with increasing cases of counterfeit card fraud, U.S. credit card issuers are migrating to a new industry-wide technology called EMV, or Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. 

EMV technology isn’t exactly new. Most of the world, including Europe, has been using EMV cards for some time now. In the United States, the migration to EMV technology is well underway. 

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