Can you afford a commercial mortgage?

Here’s what to know before you talk to a banker If making the switch from leasing to owning office space is on your mind, deciding if you can afford a commercial mortgage isn’t quite the cut-and-dried question it might seem. A simple loan calculator can’t replace conversations with a smart commercial banker that knows the…

Protecting your money: is your bank account secure?

Behind the scenes of daily banking activity, banks go to great lengths to protect their customers, spending massive budgets on cybersecurity, data encryption and fraud prevention. Protecting customer data is a priority and clearly their measures are working. According to the American Banking Association’s most recent data, banks stopped nearly $17 billion in fraudulent transactions…

Dodd-Frank: We’re lobbying hard for your success

Something noteworthy happened last week for the banking community; the very first act of legislation was signed to begin improving the Dodd-Frank Act, a bill intended to protect consumers that went too far. Passed in 2010 as a knee-jerk reaction to the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act…