Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2014, consumers lost more than $800 million from scams initiated through the web. In recognition of Internet Safety Month in June, CSB is highlighting seven tips to help consumers protect themselves from online fraud.
Moving to a website address that replaced .com with .bank was a radical change and left customers wondering why do it? fTLD (the body that oversees website addresses) did a success story on CSB’s switch to .bank; the full story can be found here – https://www.register.bank/docs/Success-Story-Chelsea-State-Bank.pdf but the part we would like to highlight here… Read More
Working with a community bank has its clear advantages. A genuine community bank is headquartered in the community, and cannot be duplicated by a bank that that has managers in charge of a territory including your community. Communities are about relationships, and your community banker has the inherent tools to foster an ongoing productive business… Read More
Wondering how to close your business loan faster? If you want your loan to move quickly through the approval process, start off by being organized, and having all the required paperwork in order. When applying for a loan, it’s important to know you’ll need to provide to the lenders. Think of your loan application as… Read More
You put together your business plan. Now you need to seek financing to make your plan a reality. Next step – meet with a business banker. However, before you have this meeting, you will want to have a list of questions to ask your business banker. Particularly, you will want to investigate what type of… Read More
Qualifying for a business line of credit can often be a simple procedure, but it’s important to understand how that line of credit can and cannot be spent. Read up on how you are allowed to use a line of credit for your business. How You Can Use A Business Line of Credit Below are… Read More
A recent trend we have noticed is many people reporting they have been alerted to needing immediate support for their computer. This is typically done either through software which “detects” malicious items such as viruses on the computer (when the detection software itself is in fact a virus), or receiving a telephone call from someone… Read More
Remember when you first started your business? You developed your lists of questions that needed answers, sought advice from professionals and then moved forward. You have been successful. Now you find yourself at another crossroads. Expansion. Now what?
Consumer Alert: Scammers Change Tactics, Once Again WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, but now the IRS is receiving new reports of scammers calling under the guise of verifying tax return information over the phone. The latest variation being seen in the last… Read More
Via the ABA Banking Journal – In advance of National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, ABA today published a press release highlighting 12 ways that consumers can better secure their mobile devices. “Banks use sophisticated safeguards to protect customer information, and it’s important for consumers to take certain safety measures too,” said SVP Doug Johnson…. Read More