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Community Banks Are Helping Customers Secure Their First Home

Tips to Help Simplify the Homebuying Process In recognition of National Homeownership Month, Federated Bank and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) are encouraging consumers to consult their local community banker about the homebuying process. As detailed here, there are ways to make the process simple, efficient, and more affordable. At Federated Bank, we

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Federated Bank Supports Our Armed Service Members

Military Appreciation Month is a time to honor the brave men and women of our armed forces and thank them for their patriotism and service in defense of our nation. Their sacrifices, and those of their family members, are a debt that can never be fully repaid, which is why we consider it a great

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Financial Literacy is Key to Effective Money Management for Teens

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once stated, “Financial education is a process that should begin at an early age and continue throughout life. This cumulative process builds the skills necessary for making critical financial decisions.” At Federated Bank we understand the importance of helping our community’s youth build a strong financial foundation so that

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New Online Banking Security Feature

Coming Soon New Online Banking Security Feature The protection of your personal information is very important to us. We are pleased to announce an added login security feature that helps guard your personal information by adding another layer of identity verification to online financial interactions. How does the new security feature work? When logging into

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The Power of Reinvesting in Our Community

Reinvesting in your community sounds great, but how does one really put that into action? If you’ve ever wondered if it matters where you deposit your hard-earned money, let me assure you it does. Not only does banking locally support small businesses (community banks fund more than 60% of small business loans and more than

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Making Customer Service A High Priority

Customers value businesses that treat them well and do their best to deliver their products and services with courtesy and care. Small businesses who provide excellent customer service can create a high level of custom loyalty and even gain an edge over their larger competitors. Businesses can’t expect good customer relationships to just happen. Rather,

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A Few Year-End Tasks You Should Do

It seems like the holiday season is filled with things to do. Every day more and more gets added to the to-do list. As our list grow longer, we simply can’t do them all. Something has to go. There are many tasks that get left undone or put off for another day. But when it

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8 Signs That You Are Financially Healthy

In considering whether you are physically healthy and in good shape, there are a number of measures that you can evaluate. You can look at your weight, or for a more accurate picture, your BMI. Numbers like your blood pressure or resting heart rate can give you good information. Blood work can provide insight into

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Community Banks Continue to Provide Small Business Lending

Over the past few months, rising interest rates have impacted different aspects of our economy. Additionally, inflation has been higher than in the past and talk of future economic uncertainty has made news. These factors have led to some to say that business lending will be negatively impacted. Recently, one famous TV personality made the

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6 Fundamental Rules for Avoiding Online Scams

Wouldn’t you think that online scammers would run out of ways to fool us? Wouldn’t you think that they would get tired of running their scams? As you know, the answer to both questions is a resounding “No!” I’m afraid that scammers are here to stay and just a part of life as we know

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