Accumulating a Down Payment

by Austin Bank 10. February 2016 16:49
The amount of your down payment will determine the size of mortgage you need when buying a home. Saving more for your down payment will reduce your monthly payments. Saving faster will help you get into a new home sooner. Consider these nine ways to save more and save faster. [More]

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Mortgage Refinancing

Star of the Month - February 2016 - Lindsey Hulsey

by Austin Bank 10. February 2016 16:27
Lindsey Hulsey has a banking career spanning 13 years and has served in many roles in her tenure with Austin Bank. With prior retail experience at banks in Washington, Virginia and Center, TX, Lindsey was hired in 2010 as a part time Teller in the Bank’s Timpson office. Following a brief break in service, Lindsey returned to the Austin Bank family in 2013 as a Loan Assistant in Garrison. She is called on regularly to serve as a back-up for the Tellers and Customer Service Representative in the office and is eager to share her knowledge and experience. [More]

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Star of the Month - January 2016 - Shannon Seay

by Austin Bank 13. January 2016 14:51
Do you have a coworker who is an “absolute joy” to work with? Or one whose “work ethic is beyond reproach” inspiring you to be better? Allow us the privilege of introducing you to one of whom these things, and much more, has been said by more than one person. This month’s Star has been nominated for her positive attitude, dedication to the Austin Bank team, and level of service to her community. We are happy to congratulate Shannon Seay, Banking Officer/Special Assets Collector, in Longview Greggton as our January 2016 Star of the Month. [More]

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Online Banking

by Austin Bank 6. January 2016 16:40
The Internet is changing the way many people communicate as well as handle many of their financial affairs. Using the Internet for many of your banking transactions can be easy and convenient. [More]

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Online Banking | Personal Finance

Laddering Maturities

by Austin Bank 16. December 2015 16:33
Shorter-term certificates offer more flexibility, usually with lower rates. You could get higher rates with longer-term maturities, but what happens if rates go up even more? Choosing a combination of maturities can combine the best of both. [More]

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Financial Planning | Investments | Laddering Maturities

December 2015 - Star of the Month - Dee Dee Lang

by Austin Bank 9. December 2015 09:52
Our December Star is one who wants little recognition or praise, yet is deserving of both. A seventeen year veteran, she began with First State Bank of Frankston as a Teller and Customer Service Representative in the Noonday office. Since that time, she has filled many positions within the Bank. Her vast knowledge of Bank processes makes her a trusted source of information for fellow employees. Congratulations, Dee Dee Lang, VP/Assistant Internal Auditor in Frankston, on your selection as the December Star of the Month. [More]

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Employee Awards | Employees | Star of the Month

7 Bad Spending Habits to Avoid This Holiday Season

by Austin Bank 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]

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General | Personal Finance

Mortgage Refinancing

by Austin Bank 13. November 2015 16:16
Financial Idea of the Month Should you refinance your home mortgage? Housing costs are one of the largest components of most household budgets. With interest rates changing so frequently, you should periodically determine whether refinancing at current interest rates would save you money. To de... [More]

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Mortgage Refinancing

November 2015 - Star of the Month - Teressa Karns

by Austin Bank 10. November 2015 16:07
A busy mother of two energetic boys, this month’s Star has plenty of experience keeping things under control. Joining the Bank in 2011 as a Teller Operations Supervisor before moving to work as a Loan Assistant in 2012, she has the knowledge and understanding to tackle problems head on. Please join us in congratulating Teressa Karns, Retail Office Manager in Nacogdoches, on her selection as our November Star of the Month. [More]

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Employee Awards | Employees | Star of the Month

Estate Planning

by Austin Bank 20. October 2015 16:02
When you hear the term "estate planning," you probably think of estate taxes and think that estate planning is only for older people or those with lots of assets. Estate planning is about estate taxes and quite a bit more. It also includes what would happen to you if you could not make financial and medical decisions and what would happen to your loved ones if you died. [More]

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Estate Planning

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