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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…
Identity Theft Protection for Kids: What Parents Can Do
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Identity Theft Protection for Kids: What Parents Can Do

Identity theft is on the top of many consumers' minds lately, with new data breaches announced seemingly weekly. As masses of Americans turn to credit monitoring, fraud alerts, and other solutions to prevent their identities from being stolen, one group sometimes slips through the cracks: children. Parents: don't forget that…
Equifax Data Breach: WI Banking Industry has Consumers’ Backs
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Equifax Data Breach: WI Banking Industry has Consumers’ Backs

You are likely already aware of Equifax’s Data breach that could potentially affect 143 million people. Hackers gained access to certain files in the company’s system from mid-May to July, primarily including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and possibly some drivers license numbers. The Equifax data breach will…
Northeast Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Highlighted in Growin’ Wisconsin Video Series
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Northeast Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Highlighted in Growin’ Wisconsin Video Series

Taking the leap into small business ownership is a large undertaking. Limited funding, strenuous schedules, and no guarantee of success are just some of the challenges entrepreneurs may face. Too often, these obstacles keep individuals from pursuing their dreams. With the right support and resources, these businesses can be brought…
Cyber Scams: Avoiding Check and Wire Fraud
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Cyber Scams: Avoiding Check and Wire Fraud

The internet has become a common place for consumers to buy and sell goods and services. A simple post to Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace takes only minutes and can earn you money for anything from a handmade barn wood table to an old wedding dress, side jobs, and much more.…
Growing Bank Team is Growing Northeast Wisconsin
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Growing Bank Team is Growing Northeast Wisconsin

1st National Bank announced today that it added three new positions to its Northeast Branch located in Green Bay. Debbie Habeck, Jessica Beam, and Tyler Holt have joined the growing Northeast team to support the expanding portfolio of regional accounts. Now with nine full-time employees, the Northeast office focuses its…
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…
Get Smart About Credit
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Get Smart About Credit

Thursday, October 20 is the American Banker Association’s official Get Smart About Credit Day. With so many young people starting their adult lives burdened by significant debt and financial stress, let’s take a moment to review some of the “credit facts of life”. Protecting your Financial Identity Identity theft can…
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…