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Relationships Rule!

When asked to identify the quintessential ingredient that makes community banking special, we do not hesitate to answer “relationships.” As a community bank, we've always been open for business and ready to serve in an hour of need especially during the coronavirus pandemic. It is what we have always done at HomeTown Bank where [...]

2023-01-09T14:52:08-06:00January 5th, 2023|

Shop Locally for the Holidays

Planning to spread some cheer? Focus on the community during the holidays and purchase a one-of-a-kind creation from your local small businesses. By doing so, you’ll be giving a gift that keeps on giving—local economic prosperity.Did you know that for every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $48 out of every $100 is returned [...]

2022-10-31T16:35:34-05:00November 16th, 2022|

Standing with Service Members

This Veterans Day, we celebrate the men and women of our armed forces for their patriotism and willingness to serve the common good. Their sacrifices, and those of their families, are an enduring testament to the strength and character of America’s military. It’s why HomeTown Bank is proud to serve these members of our [...]

2022-10-31T16:10:04-05:00November 4th, 2022|

HomeTown Bank Joins “Safe Banking for Seniors” Campaign

Each year older customers lose approximately $2.9 billion to fraud, but it is suspected that number is drastically underestimated because only 1 in 44 seniors report financial abuse. HomeTown Bank is joining the national effort to protect seniors from becoming victims of fraud and financial abuse through Safe Banking for Seniors, a new financial education [...]

2022-11-08T10:06:14-06:00November 1st, 2022|

Community Banking: The Treat That Keeps on Giving

Nobody likes tricks when it comes to banking, which is why HomeTown Bank focuses on the “treats” that distinguish us as trusted lenders and keep our customers happy.We bank the old-fashioned way with today’s conveniences everyone has come to expect—one customer, one loan at a time. It’s been our philosophy since the bank’s founding in [...]

2022-10-31T11:14:19-05:00October 24th, 2022|

Safeguarding Against a Cyberattack

The rise in online interactions and massive amounts of data flowing over the web has led to an uptick in fraudulent activity with 2.2 million reported fraud cases, costing consumers an estimated $3.3 billion in 2020, according to the FTC. Cybercrimes have always been a chief concern for banks, which is why our community [...]

2022-10-31T11:19:20-05:00October 15th, 2022|

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

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 and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering [...]

2022-10-31T16:20:07-05:00October 3rd, 2022|

6 Items for Your New Home’s To-Do List

Now that you’re settling in to your new home, there are some important things you need to consider. HomeTown Bank recommends the following tips. Create a budget.The key to a good budget is including as much information as you can, so that you can adequately prepare and plan. It's important to keep accurate records [...]

2022-10-31T16:15:38-05:00June 10th, 2022|

Identity Theft

What is identity theft? Identity theft is the unauthorized use of someone's personal information (e.g. social security number, bank account information, and credit and debit card numbers) usually for the purpose of financial gain.  Identity theft is a serious crime that can be costly and also cause serious damage to a person's credit history. How [...]

2021-11-08T15:08:34-06:00August 19th, 2021|

Budget Tips for Back-to-School

It’s almost that time of year again … time for students to gear up to head back to school! While a new school year can be an exciting time for both students and parents, it can also be a stressful and expensive season. According to a survey by Communities in Schools, the average back-to-school costs exceed [...]

2021-11-05T14:05:00-05:00July 21st, 2021|
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