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  • June 15, 2020

    The statistics on cybersecurity are shocking; data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first half of 2019 (source). According to the University of Maryland, hackers attack every 39 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day—but the average time to identify a breach in 2019 was 206 days. By protecting yourself with these easy steps, you can avoid the multitude of issues that accompany a cyberattack. 1. Use Strong and Varying Passwords  Don’t underestimate the importance of

  • May 11, 2020

    Today, having both Internet access and safety seems nearly impossible. While technology can be enriching and educational, it has its downsides. How can you protect your family from the dangers of the Internet while also allowing them access? Keep reading for some of our online safety tips for families. Be Careful What Information You’re Sharing Many hackers and identity thieves feed off oversharing. Be careful which websites you're entering personal information into - don't trust

  • April 13, 2020

    You’ve heard big banks advertise their services all over the world, but most consumers don’t realize all of the benefits that come with banking local. When it comes to customer service, banking fees and ethical choices, banking local is the smart choice, and we’ll tell you why. Great Customer Service Because local banks have less customers than your average megabank, the employees have the chance to form deeper relationships with the people they serve. Tailored Programs Community

  • December 9, 2019

    Online shopping and in-store deals will bring everyone out this holiday season. This also means that criminals will be out to target shoppers identities. Identity theft is on the rise with all the different ways information can be stolen. Axiom Bank wants to offer these top tips this season to help you keep your identity safe and secure. Use Secure Sites When you see an ‘s’ at the end of ‘http’ in the URL, that means the site has an SSL which means it’s secure.

  • November 20, 2019

    The holidays have hit, which means criminals are out and about looking to steal whatever information they can. Retail fraud attempts increased by 30% during the holidays in 2017. Being extra aware this season will help you keep your money safe, online and in stores, by using some of these simple tips! Use Your Chip Card Cards have upgraded to now have an EMV chip included in them. This offers an extra layer of security, as the card generates a one-time code for the transaction. If your card

  • August 14, 2019

    You have ventured out to achieve your dream of owning your own business. Unfortunately, there are criminals who aim to take what you have worked so hard for. These criminals aren’t what they used to be, they aren’t standing at your door, but likely anonymous and entering your business from a remote location. It can happen to anyone and this is why it’s important you have a cybersecurity plan for your business. If you are new to the cybersecurity realm, start with this simplified

  • March 1, 2019

    Whether in bustling cities or the rural Midwest, community banks improve lives in the communities they serve. According to the ICBA, community banks make up 96 percent of all banking institutions in the country. If you haven’t made the switch to a local bank yet, here are just a few reasons why you may want to do so. 1. They support their communities. Businesses have a responsibility to help those that are less fortunate and contribute to the common good. At Axiom Bank, we make it

  • November 27, 2018

    An IRA is an individual retirement account that is used as a tool for people to earn and earmark funds for retirement savings. Retirement may seem far away, but the earlier you start to save, the better off you’ll be! These accounts can hold more money than any other type of retirement account. You have flexibility when choosing investments and minimizing taxes, which means an IRA can play a huge role in how prepared you are for retirement. With that said, many people don’t fully understand

  • November 27, 2018

    Shopping for the holiday season can get expensive especially with gifts for the whole family and hosting traditional holiday parties. Luckily, this holiday season we are offering you 5 top-notch money saving hacks so you save more than you spend! Be a Thrift Store Champ - When you shop at thrift stores, you can find inexpensive gifts and decorations for this holiday season. This is the perfect spot to find your ugly Christmas sweater and a wonderful resource for one-of-a-kind gifts. The items

  • October 26, 2018

    The holidays are upon us! Have you put together a savings plan? With all of the expenses hitting you at once, it’s important to have a plan of action. With the following tips and tricks, you can keep your holiday shopping merry and bright. Make a List Create a comprehensive list of every expense you will have over the holidays. This can include presents, envelopes, stamps, cards, wrapping paper, bows, name tags, food, a tree, decorations and so forth. Once you create that list, see if

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