Bank With 1st http://www.bankwith1st.com Bank With 1st Bank With 1st 6 WAYS TO AVOID HOLIDAY SHOPPING SCAMS http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/35 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:25:14 EST http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/35 <p align="LEFT">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">6 Ways to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams </span></strong></p> <p>In the wake of recent data breaches, shoppers should be on high alert while purchasing their presents this holiday season.</p> <p>"Though millions of credit and debit card purchases are made safely each day, it&rsquo;s important that consumers remain vigilant in protecting their personal information," said Frank Keating, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association.</p> <p>ABA offers the following tips to help consumer keep their information safe whether shopping in the store or online:</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Monitor your account</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;">. Use online and mobile banking to keep an eye on your transactions, especially during the holidays. Notify the bank right away if there&rsquo;s any fraudulent activity. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Beware of phishing scams</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;">. During the holidays, criminals will create a fake email for a deal that&rsquo;s too good to be true. If you click on any links within the email, you may be downloading malware onto your computer or you may be asked for payment information that could lead to fraud. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Limit large sums of cash</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;">. Even though we&rsquo;ve seen financial crime migrate from physical to cyber, customers should be careful not to carry around large sums of cash when shopping. A bank will make you whole if there&rsquo;s fraud against your account. If cash is stolen, your money is gone. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Secure your internet connection. </span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;">If shopping online, make sure you do so from a password protected Wi-Fi network. Never access online banking from a public Wi-Fi network. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Shop safely</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;">. Before making an online purchase, make sure the website uses secure technology. When you are at the checkout screen, verify that the web address begins with https. Also, check to see if a tiny locked padlock symbol appears on the page. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Read the site&rsquo;s privacy policies. </span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: small;">Though long and complex, privacy policies tell you how the site protects the personal information it collects. If you don&rsquo;t see or understand a site&rsquo;s privacy policy, consider doing business elsewhere. </span></span></p> <p>For more information on protecting your money &ndash; as well as a variety of other personal finance tips and resources &ndash; visit aba.com/consumers</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> HOLIDAY HOURS http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/34 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:20:10 EST http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/34 <p>All Banking Centers will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 16th so that our employees can attend our holiday party.</p> <p>Christmas Eve -&nbsp; All locations will close at 1:00 p.m. and will re-open regular hours on December 26th.</p> <p>New Year's Eve - All locations will close at 1:00 p.m. and will re-open regular hours on January 2nd.</p> Mortgage Department Moves Up Again http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/33 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:11:08 EST http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/33 <p>Now listed as the top 7th lender in the region.&nbsp; Also listed as the number #1 community bank for mortgages in the region.&nbsp; As listed in the Cincinnati Business Courier.&nbsp; Call 770-3221&nbsp; or New Fields Ertel Mortgage Center 677-2411</p> GET YOUR 2013 STATEMENTS ON A CD http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/32 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:29:31 EST http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/32 <p align="center">Bank Statements on CD!</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>Have all of your 2013 checking account records put on a CD.</p> <p>CD includes:</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; All statements from 2013</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Copies of all checks cleared</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Statements for any other accounts attached to your checking account&nbsp;</p> <p>The benefits:</p> <ul> <li>You will have all of your 2013 checking account records in one place!</li> <li>Improves Security of your records!</li> <li>Great for Tax Records!</li> <li>Easy to store!</li> <li>Eliminates the need to save and file all of that paper!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Q.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How much does it cost?</p> <p>A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20.00 per CD. In most cases, all of your account information will fit on one CD.&nbsp;</p> <p>Q.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What information will be on the CD?</p> <p>A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Copies of all statements for all of your checking accounts and copies of all items that cleared the accounts.&nbsp;</p> <p>Q. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What accounts can I include on my CD?</p> <p>A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Any checking accounts that you own or have signing authority and all savings accounts or CDs that are attached&nbsp;to those accounts.&nbsp;</p> <p>Q.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How do I get it?</p> <p>A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Click here to <a href="/pages/consumer/docs/6.pdf" target="_blank">Complete the order form.</a>&nbsp;Print is&nbsp; out, complete it, then drop it off at one of our locations or fax it to 513-932-7119</p> <p>Q.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When will I get it?</p> <p>A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The CD will&nbsp; be mailed to your home. It should arrive 10 to 14 days after the statement containing<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; the last of your 2013 transactions has been produced.&nbsp;</p> <p>Q.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Why should I order the CD?</p> <p>A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The CD is a permanent record that can be saved for years.</p> <ul> <li>All of your 2013 information will be in one place.</li> <li>It can be loaded on multiple PCs.</li> <li>You can print copies of statements and checks whenever and as often as you want.</li> <li>You can destroy all of that paper in your files.</li> <li>The CD makes it much easier to find a copy of a check or statement.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> HE'S A WINNER http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/30 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:00:37 EST http://www.bankwith1st.com/pages/whatsnew/entry/30 <p>Congratulations to Brian Howell who won the monthly drawing at the Lebanon Walmart banking center.&nbsp; Brian won a membership to the Cincinnati Zoo.</p>