July 2016 - Star of the Month - Heidi Gamble

by Austin Bank 20. July 2016 16:36
In such a technology dependent industry, we often take for granted the fact that we can turn on our computers and begin our work day. Ever stop to think about what is required behind the scenes for this to happen? Our information technology department spends lots of time and resources to make our jobs feasible. This month we would like to bring the spotlight to an area that often goes unnoticed until there is a problem, and to an employee who works diligently to insure we all have the equipment and systems necessary to perform our tasks. Please join in congratulating Heidi Gamble, Systems Administrator II, Longview Greggton, on her selection as the July Star of the Month. [More]

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Home Equity Loans

by Austin Bank 16. July 2016 09:55
The equity in your home can be a powerful financial tool. Learn how these loans work and why they can be an attractive form of "tax advantaged" borrowing for you. [More]

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Star of the Month - June 2016 - Dalia Ramirez

by Austin Bank 15. June 2016 14:16
There are often employees in an organization who go without notice - not because of poor qualities, but often because they keep their head down and take care of their responsibilities without pretense. This month’s Star fits that description . . . working hard and continually learning new things. Please join in congratulating Dalia Ramirez, Loan Assistant at Tyler Med Center, on her selection as the June Star of the Month. [More]

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Asset Allocation

by Austin Bank 15. June 2016 09:49
By dividing your assets into stocks, bonds and cash investments based on your time horizons and risk tolerance, you can create a framework for the rest of your investment decisions. The volatility of the markets makes the need for a solid framework even more necessary. [More]

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14 Tips for Stopping Elder Financial Abuse in its Tracks

by Austin Bank 6. June 2016 10:39
Every year, millions of seniors fall victim to financial fraud. Studies show elder financial abuse costs seniors approximately $2.9 billion each year. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, Austin Bank is urging older customers and their trusted caregivers to safeguard all personal information and stay alert to the common signs of financial abuse. [More]

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May 2016 - Star of the Month - Brandi Morton

by Austin Bank 11. May 2016 14:12
Hired as a Junior Credit Analyst in 2009, this month’s Star proved to be a quick study, receiving a promotion to Credit Analyst 1 in 2012 and to Banking Officer earlier this year. Summer intern Michael Crowell shared, “Brandi is a hardworking and cheerful credit analyst, always helpful to her fellow analysts and always ready for the difficult assignments that come through the department.” Please join us in congratulating Brandi Morton, Credit Analyst in Longview Greggton, on her selection as our May Star of the Month. [More]

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Borrowing Strategy

by Austin Bank 11. May 2016 09:41
The sensible use of credit is part of a total financial strategy. Using credit can provide benefits, but also can have drawbacks. A few guidelines can help you feel comfortable with your credit use. [More]

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Federal Reserve

by Austin Bank 17. April 2016 08:40
The "Fed" gets a lot of attention in the financial press. Learn why their actions are so closely monitored. [More]

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April 2015 - Star of the Month - Tara Hughes

by Austin Bank 13. April 2016 08:42
When you receive comments that echo each other it is safe to assume the person they are speaking of exhibits these qualities throughout each aspect of their life, not just in particular circumstances. Such is the case for this month’s Star. A “customer favorite” with a following from previous offices and “a true team player” are just a few of the repeated phrases mentioned when asked to describe Tara Hughes, Loan Assistant at Longview Loop. For these reasons, we are proud to announce Tara as the April Star of the Month. [More]

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Taxable vs. Tax Free Bonds

by Austin Bank 14. March 2016 08:28
Making financial decisions based only on the income tax implications is almost always a bad idea. The key is to have an understanding of the tax implications and factor them into your decision-making process. [More]

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