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Prepare for Winter Inflation with These Savings Tips

Prepare for Winter Inflation with These Savings Tips

Posted On: November 6, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking, Home Loans

 

With costs on the rise due to inflation, many people are having a tough time making ends meet. This obviously puts a strain on savings and makes it difficult to be prepared for winter, the holiday gifting season, and unexpected emergencies. Here are tips that may help you.

The average home in the US spends more than $2,000 a year on energy; 55% of that is for heating and cooling. Midwest winters can be freakishly cold. All joking aside,   

How can you...
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Tags: heloc, Home Equity, Inflation, Savings TIps, Winter Savings Tips

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Prevail Bank Holiday Closures 2023

Posted On: October 27, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking, Community

 

At Prevail Bank, we prioritize the well-being of our staff and communities, especially during the holiday season. We understand the significance of spending time with loved ones, and that's why all nine of our branches will be closed on the following days:

◼️ Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23rd
◼️ Christmas Day – Monday, December 25th
◼️ New Year's Day - Monday, January 1st

Please don't hesitate to contact...

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Tags: Holiday Hours

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What is a Credit Score & Why Does it Matter?

Posted On: October 23, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking, Business, Digital Banking, Home Loans

 

Are you in the market for a car, apartment, or your very first home? If you answered yes to any of these, then you should focus on understanding credit scores and why they are essential.

What is a Credit Score?

A credit score is a 3-digit number (between 300 to 850) that your lender will use to determine your creditworthiness. Think of your credit score like a report card – it shows whether you've been meeting your debt payments on time. The lender uses...

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Tags: Credit Report, credit score, credit score tips, Credit Sense

Cybersecurity Tips: How to Protect Your Data

Cybersecurity Tips: How to Protect Your Data

Posted On: October 17, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking, Business, Digital Banking

 

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Are you taking steps to stay protected from fraudsters? It's crucial to take proactive measures to safeguard your information. Although there's no perfect method to prevent an attack, there are numerous steps you can take to mitigate the risk. Our Prevail Bank Information Security Officer, Michael Hostak, recommends the following tips to ensure your safety.

Beware of Scammers Posing as Your Bank

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Tags: Business Tips, Cyber Security, cybersecurity month, Free Shred Day, scammers, Security Tips

Saving Makes Cents Program - How it Works!

Saving Makes Cents Program - How it Works!

Posted On: September 27, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking

Saving Makes Cents Program – How it Works!

We understand saving money can be a struggle sometimes. There are bills to pay, groceries, taking care of family needs, emergencies, etc. You may often question yourself – “How can I even begin to save?” We get it and we’re here to help.

Tip: Saving money doesn’t always have to be in large amounts at a time. Start Small!

We created a program called “Saving Makes Cents.” (I know, we...

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Tags: Checking Account, save money, saving, Saving Tips, Savings Program, tips

Still Mailing Checks in 2023? – Think Again!

Still Mailing Checks in 2023? – Think Again!

Posted On: July 18, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking, Digital Banking

 

There are many reasons why people send checks throughout the year – to pay bills, send money to family members, pay their employees, etc. Perhaps another reason may be that they don’t trust the security of electronic transactions. Whatever the reason, mailing checks may not be the safest route anymore. Check fraud cases have been on the rise – specifically linked to mail theft.

During the pandemic in 2020, federal government stimulus checks were being...

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Tags: Check Fraud, Digital Banking, Mail Theft, Online Banking

Prevail Bank New Business Hours

Prevail Bank Business Hours Change

Posted On: July 17, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking

Business Hours Change Effective July 29th, 2023

To offer more consistent lobby and drive-up hours across our branches, all Prevail Bank locations will change to have the same business hours. Please note this will be effective starting Saturday, July 29th, 2023.

Updated hours are listed below:

Drive-up Monday – Friday | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Lobby Monday – Friday | 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday – CLOSED Contact Center...
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CardSwap | Update All Your Subscriptions in One Place

CardSwap | Update All Your Subscriptions in One Place

Posted On: June 5, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking, Digital Banking

 

New card or checking account? No problem. Use CardSwap to update all your online vendors’ payment info.

Using numerous online and mobile services for shopping, subscribing, and streaming is common in this digital age. It’s great having so much at our fingertips, don’t get us wrong, but a new card or checking account means you must visit countless sites to update your payment info. This piecemeal approach is a time-consuming hassle. In this age of easy...

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Tags: cardswap, Digital Banking, Online Banking

Monitor Your Credit Score with Credit Sense

Monitor Your Credit Score with Credit Sense

Posted On: April 11, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking, Digital Banking

Monitor Your Credit Score for Free

Monitoring your credit score is a crucial part of taking control of your money management. Your credit score impacts almost all aspects of your life. From qualifying for a credit card, getting a lower rate on a loan, to finding a place to live. With Credit Sense, you can monitor your credit health, tips for improving your credit score, access helpful tips to calculate savings from consolidating, refinancing, etc., and more, all for free!

Benefits of...
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Tags: Bank Updates, credit score, Credit Sense, Digital Security, Mobile Banking, Online Banking

Savings Tips to Prepare Students

Savings Tips to Prepare Students

Posted On: April 11, 2023 by Prevail Bank in: Banking

Teach Children to Save

April is financial literacy month and this year we are excited to offer even more resources and opportunities than last year!

Once again, we are participating in the Teach Children to Save program.

Saving is a great habit and a powerful tool to develop at a young age. Saving helps teach discipline and goal setting which are important life-long habits.

How can I teach my child/student about saving? Use...
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Tags: financial literacy, financial tools, Savings TIps, Teach Children to Save

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