Posts by Loni Meiborg

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1st National to Change Charters and Name
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1st National to Change Charters and Name

November 1, 2017— Berlin, Wis. — In August of 2017, 1st National Bank’s management team started the process to change from a national to a state bank charter.  In doing so, the bank stated they will be better aligned with the communities they serve, have additional resources to focus on client service, and further their mission of Growin’ Wisconsin. As a chartered bank, 1st National’s primary role is to accept and safeguard monetary deposits from individuals and organizations, and to lend money out.  A nationally chartered bank is supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an…
Skimming: Staying Safe While Shopping
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Skimming: Staying Safe While Shopping

As you’re eagerly getting ready for the holidays, inevitably there will be an increase in your shopping habits and debit card usage.  Because there has been an uptick in fraudulent activity throughout Wisconsin, it is important that you take a few minutes to review these safety measures: SKIMMING DEVICES: When using your…
Stay Safe from Threats
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Stay Safe from Threats

The number of consumers and companies affected by cybercrimes continues to increase every year. It is estimated that cybersecurity incidents increased by 38 percent from 2014 to 2015, and the average cost per person incurred per stolen record was $154. As a result of 781 publicly acknowledged data breaches over…
Keeping You Safe and Secure:  Personal Information
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Keeping You Safe and Secure: Personal Information

Protect Your Personal Information Use caution in all aspects of your life Identity theft can wreak havoc in your life, with the possibility of financial ruin and the overall inconvenience.  In today's world, we spend a lot of time online—shopping, banking, bill paying, and simply communicating.  Don't take anything for…
Keeping You Safe and Secure:  Passwords
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Keeping You Safe and Secure: Passwords

Don't Fall Victim to a Stolen Password Is Password1234 a good password? Cybercriminals may prey at any time, so why make it any easier for them? The effects of a stolen password are unimaginable—the security of your bank accounts, your email, or even your identity could be compromised. Know the importance…
Keeping You Safe and Secure:  Financial Exploitation
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Keeping You Safe and Secure: Financial Exploitation

Financial Abuse an Unfortunate Occurrence Awareness of scams is key Financial exploitation occurs when a person takes or misuses the assets of another person for their own benefit—without their knowledge or consent.  The victims are typically seniors or disabled persons, and the abusers are often trusted persons in their lives.  Senior…
Pokémon Go & Banking
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Pokémon Go & Banking

Don't Set Off Alarms Playing "Pokémon Go" Use caution, common sense when gaming near banks (Madison) The augmented reality game "Pokémon Go" is everywhere, but gamers need to exercise situational awareness when playing. As of July 11, the game for mobile phones has been downloaded 7.5 million times in the…
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1st National Bank Focuses Efforts on Financial Literacy

Berlin, Wisconsin, June 1, 2016 — Fortifi Bank of Berlin announced today that Amy Vetrone will assume the role of Financial Literacy Coordinator. Strongly focusing its efforts towards financial literacy over the last five years, 1st National Bank will now have a dedicated full-time employee to oversee and expand its…
Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH
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Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH

With Fortifi Bank's ACH and Wire Services, you can pay your bills or process your payroll electronically—giving you time to work on other aspects of your job.  Not to mention, with paper checks going the way of the dinosaur, setting up ACH payments will make your financial transactions safe, smart, simple…
Local Professionals to Host BHS Reality Fair on April 28
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Local Professionals to Host BHS Reality Fair on April 28

Contact: Amy Vetrone Phone: 920.354.4055 Email: avetrone@myfirstnational.com Berlin, Wisconsin— Balancing your checkbook. Paying for your living expenses. Saving your money. Donating to charity. Preparing for an interview. Understanding employment expectations. These are all important life lessons that Berlin High School (BHS) Juniors will experience at the BHS Reality Fair. Scheduled…