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Can you spot a Phishing Scam?

Posted On: September 30, 2021 by Austin Bank in: General, Tech Tip

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $3.3 billion to these phishing schemes and other fraud in 2020—that’s nearly double what was lost in 2019.

It’s time to put scammers in...

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Austin Bank welcomes Chase Luce

Posted On: August 20, 2021 by Austin Bank in: Employee, General

Austin Bank Welcomes New Vice President and Relationship Manager, Chase Luce

Chase Luce has joined Austin Bank as Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Austin Bank Lufkin office.

“We are proud to have Chase associated with Austin Bank.  He is a skilled banker with a strong commitment to the East Texas area,” commented Austin Bank Vice Chairman Jeff Austin III.  “His experience and leadership will help to serve our Lufkin customers...

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SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal

Posted On: August 12, 2021 by Austin Bank in: General

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available the SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal.

The portal provides a streamlined process to automatically submit your forgiveness request to your lender.

Austin Bank encourages all of its PPP customers with a loan amount of $150,000 or less to use the portal to apply for forgiveness.  The process is simpler for the borrower and more time efficient.

Click here to access the portal:


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