Posts by Carrie Gerner

Fortifi Bank – Growin’ Wisconsin since 1876.

 
Worried About Handling Cash? Use Contactless Payments
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Worried About Handling Cash? Use Contactless Payments

Though health experts say the risk of transferring COVID-19 through banknotes is small, you may have experienced a growing number of businesses discouraging – or even refusing – cash payments. After all, a single piece of currency can be handled by tens of thousands of people during its lifetime. Turning to your debit or credit card is a great solution. Many retailers have implemented regular sanitizing of card terminals to avoid the spread of germs through frequently touched keypads, touch screens, and stylus pens. If you’re still concerned, it’s important to know that you have many no-touch choices available. Using…
Fortifi Bank to Open Lobbies on June 22
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Fortifi Bank to Open Lobbies on June 22

As your bank, we pride ourselves on being “that place” and “those people” you can rely on. As the state eases restrictions, we’ve determined we will be able to open our lobbies beginning June 22, 2020.  Of course, they’ll look and feel a little different with the added safety measures…
Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses
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Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced a major new initiative that combines federal CARES Act funding with specific Wisconsin programs aimed at helping small business respond to and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 health emergency. Details of the grant’s requirements are still being finalized. The following information…
Fortifi Bank Makes Grant Money Available Amid COVID-19
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Fortifi Bank Makes Grant Money Available Amid COVID-19

Fortifi Bank announced today that they will award $1,000 COVID Relief Grants to 20 non-profit organizations in May.  Together, with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC), this money is intended to assist groups with the financial strain presented by COVID-19. To be eligible, organizations must have a 501c3…
Withdrawal and Transfer Limits on Savings Accounts Temporarily Suspended
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Withdrawal and Transfer Limits on Savings Accounts Temporarily Suspended

The Federal Reserve Board has temporarily suspended Regulation D – a law that limits the number of convenience transactions from savings deposits to six per month. In response to financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this decision allows for an unlimited number of convenience transfers and withdrawals from savings…
3 Ways to be Proactive with Finances During Hard Times
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3 Ways to be Proactive with Finances During Hard Times

Preserving your financial wellbeing takes center stage when economic conditions change. When times get hard, reviewing your budget and building an emergency fund are common practices. How else can you be proactive with your finances during times of uncertainty? Cancel unwanted memberships or subscription services. Go here. Avoid being hooked…
Navigating the Small Business Payment Protection Program
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Navigating the Small Business Payment Protection Program

The government has announced relief resources to help businesses like yours. The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, veterans organizations, and tribal businesses described in the…
Fortifi Bank Continues Offering Drive-Up Service
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Fortifi Bank Continues Offering Drive-Up Service

Hello from the team at Fortifi Bank. You may have heard by now, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday, March 24, and urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Fortifi Bank is an essential part…
COVID 19: Banking During Difficult Times
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COVID 19: Banking During Difficult Times

In addition to health concerns, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has left many consumers questioning their financial wellbeing. “Is my money safe?” “What do lower interest rates mean for me?” “How do I get money if the bank lobby is closed?” As always, Fortifi Bank is here to guide you through unfamiliar…
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Fortifi Bank Temporarily Offering Drive-Up Only

An update from our president Hello, To keep our clients, our employees, and our communities safe amidst the growing concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), we will provide full-service banking through our drive-up option only. Banking should be the least of your worries and this plan will allow our team to continue…