8. December 2015 09:53
Amid the bustling holiday season, the American Bankers Association has identified seven habits that shoppers should avoid to minimize their holiday spending debt. [More]
5. October 2015 12:32
Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In 2014, there were 12.7 million victims of identity fraud in the U.S., according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Austin Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe. [More]
7. January 2015 13:03
While anytime is an ideal time to sit back and review your finances, as we begin a new year, why not take a moment now and evaluate? You may be able to make changes to take advantage of opportunities to help prepare for filing your tax return. Here are some areas to consider: [More]
23. July 2014 14:38
Congratulations to Shanna Oualline! Her name suggestions for our new Mobile Deposit product has been chosen as a tag line in our new Mobile Banking campaign. We appreciate all of you who submitted names and shared your creativity. Thanks! [More]
24. June 2014 10:04
Coming in a few short months, Austin Bank is proud to add Mobile Deposits via your smart phone or tablet to our Mobile Banking app. However, we need your help – your thoughts and inspiration. Tell us what you think the name of this new product should be. [More]
10. April 2014 15:03
What is the Heartbleed Bug?
Heartbleed is a flaw in the programming on secure websites that could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails. The Heartbleed Bug is a defect in encryption technology – called Open SSL – used by most Web servers to secure users’ personal or financial information. It is behind many "https" sites that collect personal or financial information. Basically, it provides a secure connection when you are conducting a transaction or sending an e-mail online. Experts discovered the bug recently and warned that cybercriminals could exploit it to access visitors' personal data or to impersonate a website and collect even more information. [More]
31. March 2014 14:36
Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manager their personal finances. Achieved through the collaboration of non-profit organizations, financial institutions, libraries, businesses, schools and government agencies, free education seminars and activities are provided throughout the week. [More]
17. March 2014 16:24
We ran across a great article from Abby Hayes in the U.S. News and World Report My Money Blog published March 14, 2014. The information was so great we wanted to share. Take a look at her tips to Spring Clean your Finances. When you get to #3, be sure to sign up for eStatements for you Austin Bank accounts. There are lots of great advantages. [More]
27. February 2014 15:00
Anybody who has ditched plans to eat a salad to scarf down a plate of nachos instead (like I did, um, yesterday) can tell you that even though we humans usually know what’s best for us, it’s sometimes difficult to actually do the right thing.
This is especially true when it comes to saving money -- for emergencies, for retirement, or for almost anything else. But there is some good news. Studies show that once we do set money aside, we’re likely to leave it there. So how do we get ourselves to save in the first place? By automating!
Here are six easy ways to do just that. [More]
18. September 2013 11:51
Credit scores drive many things in our current economy. Not only affecting loan approvals, they may also affect rates you pay on insurance, credit cards and the issuance of new credit of any kind. Pay attention to your FICO scores; avoid FAKO scores. [More]