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.

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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Giving Your Money a Financial Tune-Up

By Chuck Gearhart, Senior Vice President, Retail Sales Manager on June 15, 2015

At Salin Bank, we are committed to helping customers get on a solid financial track for the future – and that begins by assessing your current financial state. To kick-start the process, ask yourself the following questions: 
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First-Time Homebuyer? What You Need to Know

By Tom Lannan, VP and Sales Manager of Mortgage Division on June 8, 2015

Buying your first home is both exciting and often overwhelming. How much home can I afford? What do I need for a down payment? Should I choose a variable or fixed interest rate?

Buying a first home is one of the biggest investments a person may make in his or her lifetime. To ensure you are ready, there are several key questions to consider:
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Social Media and Banks

By Jim Badger, SVP, Director of Marketing on June 1, 2015

Should social media be part of a financial institution’s customer communication strategies? In a word, yes. According to a recent J.D. Power report, Achieving Excellence in Customer Service: The Brands That Deliver What U.S. Consumers Want, financial customers do, in fact, talk extensively about people and bank processes.
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