How to Open a Business Checking Account

You’re ready to open a business checking account. You’ve compared your options to find a bank that specializes in areas that complement your long-term business plans, evaluated fees and other details, and made the decision. So what comes next? Opening your account, of course! (If you aren’t sure which bank is the right fit, you might…

Would a Lost Phone Endanger Your Bank Account?

Our President & CEO Jerry Ernst submitted an opinion piece to azcentral.com this week on simple ways we sabotage our own bank accounts,  The premise of Jerry’s article was something that might interest you… vulnerabilities of a lost smartphone. As banks, we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure we leverage the most advanced security options…

How do commercial construction loans work?

Unlike a simple mortgage to purchase an existing building or office condo, commercial construction loans can require multiple types of loans. It’s often a mix of short-term loans to cover different aspects of construction, followed by long-term funding for the mortgage. What is a commercial construction loan? The term “construction loan” typically refers to only…