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How to make your home’s equity work for you

September 12, 2022

As more Americans are practicing social distancing and staying home right now, it may be a good time to make a home improvement list for the future. A Home Equity Loan is one of the most affordable ways to get money when you need it most. In short, a home equity loan allows a borrower to use the equity in his or her home as collateral. It gives you the opportunity to take the money you’ve invested in your property, and use it for other things.

Home Improvement

September 26, 2022

Protecting Against Debit Card Fraud

September 1, 2022

Can you be a victim of debit card fraud if you still physically have the card in your possession? The answer is yes!

5 Back-to-School Money Management Tips for Parents

August 8, 2022

May 2022 Market Review

June 9, 2022

Fidelity Bank Announces Purchase, Renovation Of Iconic Electric Building for New Corporate Headquarters

May 4, 2022

SCRANTON, Pa., April 21, 2022 – Fidelity Bank announced yesterday that it has purchased the iconic Scranton Electric Building in downtown Scranton for its new corporate headquarters.

Take Back Control of Your Data This Data Privacy Day

January 26, 2022

How to Take Back Control of Your Data This Data Privacy Day From social media to online shopping, our lives and the digital world become more and more intertwined every day. And while the digital world has afforded us a whole new level of convenience and access to information, it is imperative that consumers remember

3 days to a new financial future with a Fidelity Bank Home Equity Loan

September 8, 2021

3 days to a new financial future with a Fidelity Home Equity Loan When it’s time to make home improvements, help a college-bound student finance their education, or consolidate credit card debt, homeowners may want to consider applying for a home equity loan. With modern technology, and a few tips from Kate Abraham, Mortgage Underwriting

June 2021 – Second Quarter Market Review

July 14, 2021

Memorial Day Facts

May 27, 2021

April 2021 Market Review

May 14, 2021

March 2021 Market Review

April 27, 2021

Is it time you consulted a Wealth Manager? We can help.

April 1, 2021

For those who may need a higher level of financial services, Fidelity Bank Wealth Management Division’s team approach can provide the necessary assistance. Members of the team provide investment and asset management, private banking, and trust and fiduciary services. From clients who are in the early stages of their careers, to those who are well-established

Ready to Remodel? 7 Tips to Plan a Successful Renovation

March 11, 2021

Working and learning remotely for the past year has caused many people to reconsider what “home” means to them. Preparing more meals at home can lead to dreams of modernized kitchen, and lack of space can quickly become apparent when everyone is home at the same time for months. For those who have not experienced

February 2021 Market Review

March 4, 2021

Fidelity Bank to acquire Landmark Bancorp, Inc.

February 26, 2021

DUNMORE, PA, February 26, 2021 – Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FDBC) (“Fidelity”), the parent bank holding company of The Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank (“Fidelity Bank”), a Pennsylvania state-chartered, FDIC insured bank and trust company headquartered in Dunmore, PA, announced today the execution of a definitive agreement whereby Landmark Bancorp, Inc. will be merged with and into a Fidelity acquisition subsidiary…

We’re all investors when we support local

February 17, 2021

Buy local” initiatives have been increasing in popularity for more than a decade, with the movement gaining momentum in 2010 when American Express launched its first Small Business Saturday. Designed to boost revenue for independently-owned businesses that were struggling due to the 2008 recession, the holiday campaign was a hit with small retailers across the country. In

Job hunting? Follow these tips for preventing fraud

January 21, 2021

2020 Market Review

January 14, 2021

FDIC Insurance Coverage

January 12, 2021

FDIC insurance covers all deposit accounts including checking and savings accounts, money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs). These accounts at Fidelity Bank are insured by the FDIC up to the standard maximum deposit insurance amount ($250,000) per depositor for each deposit insurance ownership category.

Fidelity Model Experience

December 10, 2020

Genuine, honest client feedback is critical to the success of any business, and that includes banking. This makes an annual survey conducted by Forbes Magazine and the analytics firm, Statista, particularly relevant to Fidelity Bank clients. For the second year in a row, Fidelity has been rated one of the top three banks in Pennsylvania and one of the Best In-State Banks in 2019. The study included more than 25,000 participants who were asked to rate banks in Pennsylvania on various criteria, including customer satisfaction, level of trust, and quality of digital services. Only the top 2.8% of all U.S. banks made the ranking. This rating speaks volumes about the culture of Fidelity Bank and its commitment to its clients. It also indicates that the Fidelity Model Experience is fulfilling its mission. It’s a model that may be of interest to current and prospective clients, and fellow business owners, in the region and beyond.

Ready. Set. Shop! (Just don’t forget your holiday budget)

November 19, 2020

October 2020 Market Review

November 10, 2020

7 strategies to help prevent business fraud

November 4, 2020

New Halloween Traditions Can be Fun and Good for Your Budget

October 22, 2020

College students: is it time for a credit card? What you need to know before you apply for credit

October 15, 2020

September 2020 Market Review

October 8, 2020

Back-to-school budgets look different this year. Here are a few ways to save.

October 1, 2020

Are you saving enough? 6 strategies to build that nest egg

September 18, 2020

Mortgage rates are historically low. Make the most of it!

September 9, 2020

August 2020 Market Review

September 3, 2020

Every business needs a continuity plan: a few tips to get started

August 19, 2020

July 2020 Market Review

August 12, 2020

June 2020 Market Review

July 16, 2020

Does working remotely really save money? Let’s do the math.

June 25, 2020

May 2020 Market Review

June 12, 2020

A few ways to add lessons in finance while homeschooling

June 4, 2020

Strategies for Success for Business Owners

May 28, 2020

Strategies to maintain and build good credit, now and in the future

May 14, 2020

April 2020 Market Review

May 7, 2020

Banking at home: there’s an app for that!

April 23, 2020

March 2020 Market Review

April 16, 2020

When business is disrupted, businesses spring into action

April 9, 2020

Small Business Interruption Loans

April 2, 2020

February 2020 Market Review

March 12, 2020

Preparing for Retirement

March 5, 2020

When it comes to preparing for a pandemic, take a proactive approach to finances

February 27, 2020

When it comes to car shopping, always do the math

February 20, 2020

January 2020 Market Review

February 13, 2020

The Financial Analysis: what it is, and why every small business owner should be doing it

January 30, 2020

The best time to start teaching kids about money? Today!

January 23, 2020

November 2019 Market Review

December 19, 2019

Fidelity Bank to Acquire MNB Corporation

December 10, 2019

Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FDBC) (“Fidelity”), the parent bank holding company of Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank (“Fidelity Bank”), founded in 1902, a Pennsylvania state-chartered, FDIC insured bank and trust company headquartered in Dunmore, PA, announced today the execution of a definitive agreement whereby MNB Corporation (OTCPink: MNBC) (“MNB”) will be merged with and into Fidelity, and subsequently, Merchants Bank of Bangor, MNB’s wholly-owned subsidiary bank, founded in 1890, will merge with and into Fidelity Bank. The resulting merger will expand Fidelity Bank’s full-service footprint into Northampton County, PA and the Lehigh Valley. At closing, two representatives from MNB will join the boards of Fidelity and Fidelity Bank, respectively.

Healthy personal finance tips for the small business owner

December 5, 2019

Apply for IMPACT grant in 5 steps

November 20, 2019

Digital banking: is it really secure?

November 14, 2019

October 2019 Market Review

November 7, 2019

Do this, not that: Remedies for a few common financial mistakes.

October 31, 2019

Ready for holiday shopping? Consider creating the tradition instead of the gift

October 24, 2019

How to Avoid Shimming

October 18, 2019

September 2019 Market Review

October 9, 2019

Overcoming financial stress, one strategy at a time

October 3, 2019

How technology has given banking a modern makeover

September 26, 2019

August 2019 Market Review

September 12, 2019

Dream of being an entrepreneur? 5 Tips for Startup Success!

September 5, 2019

Fidelity Bank Is Coming to the Mountain Top Community

August 29, 2019

In honor of the grand opening of a new Fidelity Bank office at 1 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top, Fidelity Bank will be giving away $15,000 to one lucky non-profit organization. The unique program at Fidelity Bank called IMPACT – Invested in Making Progress Across the Community Together – is open to Mountain Top non-profit organizations developing projects to benefit the community as a whole.

Save It or Shred It?

August 15, 2019

July 2019 Market Review

August 8, 2019

Shopping for a new bank? Consider the benefits of relationship banking.

July 29, 2019

Baby on the way? A few tips for expectant parents to get their financial house in order

July 25, 2019

Financing a College Education

July 18, 2019

June 2019 Market Review

July 11, 2019

4th of July Spending Tips

July 3, 2019

First time homebuyers: make a list and check it twice!

June 27, 2019

Buying Your First Home: Part 1

June 20, 2019

Estate Planning: What You Need

June 13, 2019

May 2019 Market Review

June 4, 2019

Beyond the Piggy Bank: Teaching Your Kids Healthy Money Management Skills

May 30, 2019

Empowered. Proactive. How women approach finances in 2019.

May 23, 2019

Careers in Banking That Just May Surprise You

May 16, 2019

April 2019 Market Review

May 9, 2019

Can you spot a scam? 10 warning signs everyone should know.

April 25, 2019

Want to apply for a mortgage online with a local bank? There’s an app for that!

April 18, 2019

Financial Advice: Millennial to Millennial

April 11, 2019

March 2019 Market Review

April 4, 2019

Fidelity Bank D&D Charitable Foundation donates $25,000 to local non-profits

April 2, 2019

Fidelity Bank, in Dunmore, has a long history of service to the community with a commitment to build and create economic prosperity throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. In this spirit, the Fidelity Bank D&D Charitable Foundation recently donated $25,000 to support 19 non-profit organizations in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. The donations will benefit a wide variety of social services and charitable causes throughout the region.

The polls are open! Which organization has your vote to win Fidelity Bank’s $15,000 IMPACT grant?

March 21, 2019

In celebration of our new office in the Back Mountain, Fidelity Bank recently launched an exciting new initiative for non-profit organizations making a difference in this region: the IMPACT program. As its name implies, the IMPACT grant is a $15,000 award for a Back Mountain organization developing a project that will have significant impact in the communities it serves. To help us learn more about the finalists and how we can all participate in choosing the winner, we spoke with Joann Marsili, SVP, Marketing and Digital Sales Director, Fidelity Bank.

Wise ways to spend your tax refund

March 14, 2019

Fidelity Bank invests $630,000 in support of local students through Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) contributions

March 11, 2019

Fidelity Bank, in Dunmore, recently presented 37 local non-profit organizations and educational institutions with Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funds totaling $630,000. Contributions ranged from $2,500 to $120,000 per organization. The EITC program is in keeping with Fidelity Bank’s commitment to support the communities it serves in Northeastern Pennsylvania through charitable giving. Through partnerships between local businesses, parents, and scholarship organizations, EITC funding gives local students opportunities for better educational outcomes.

Important changes to the tax code for business owners

From large corporations to small business owners, this year’s tax season brings some noteworthy changes. Rosemarie Coyne, CPA, AVP, Financial Reporting Specialist at Fidelity Bank, highlights a few new regulations that every business owner should be mindful of as the deadline for filing approaches.

February 2019 Market Review

March 7, 2019

Long-term savings: Why you need an emergency fund, and how to start one today.

February 28, 2019

6 Tips for Short-Term Savings

February 21, 2019

Fidelity Bank celebrates milestones through Service Awards

February 15, 2019

Fidelity Bank recently honored financial professionals celebrating career milestones at the Bank’s annual Gala at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.

Local Bankers honored at annual Fidelity Bank Gala

Fidelity Bank honored three local Bankers for their achievements at its Gala on February 9 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. The event is an annual tradition for Fidelity Bank professionals. Michelle McMaster was named Banker of the Year. Mary Blasi was awarded Outstanding Service Partner, and James Igoe was recognized for Excellence in Customer Service.

Bid farewell to debt, and have a bright 2019

February 14, 2019

Welcome to Financially Fit with Fidelity

February 7, 2019

December 2019 Market Review

January 16, 2019

Fidelity Bank Announces Federal Employee Loan Program

January 10, 2019

Due to the uncomfortable circumstances some federal government employees and their families may be experiencing because of the current federal budget impasse, Fidelity Bank is announcing a special loan program.

Fidelity Bank named top in-state bank by Forbes Magazine

July 20, 2018

Forbes Magazine has rated Fidelity Bank one of the top three banks in Pennsylvania and one of the Best in-state Banks in 2018.  In collaboration with the analytics firm Statista, more than 25,000 study participants were asked to rate banks in Pennsylvania on various criteria including trustworthiness, digital services, financial advice, branch services and general satisfaction.  

Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. set to join Russell 3000® Index

June 13, 2018

Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FDBC), parent company of The Fidelity Bank, headquartered in Dunmore, PA, is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000® Index at the conclusion of the Russell US Indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 25, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 8.

Fidelity Bank at Nasdaq Closing Bell Ceremony.

January 9, 2018

President & CEO, Daniel J. Santaniello, along with the Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank, participated in the Nasdaq Global Market “Closing Bell Ceremony” on January 8th at the NasdaqMarketSite.

Fidelity Bank Announces Investment in Bankers and Communities

January 2, 2018

Fidelity Bank is pleased to announce additional investments in its Bankers and communities made possible by the passing of the recent tax reform bill. Fidelity Bank’s Board of Directors and Executive Management Team have decided to share in the benefits of the lower corporate tax burden.

Back to School Bash & Ribbon Cutting

August 17, 2017

Fidelity Bank to Host “Back to School Bash & Ribbon Cutting” Event on September 9th, 2017 at New Children’s Playhouse in the Park.

Fidelity Bank Receives Superior Rating for Fourth Consecutive Year

June 27, 2017

Fidelity Bank has earned a Five Star “Superior” rating for the 4th consecutive year from Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, for the quarter ended on March 31, 2017.

Fidelity Bank to Break Ground for New Back Mountain Branch

June 9, 2017

Fidelity Bank breaks ground at its new Back Mountain Branch, in the Dallas Shopping Center at 2363 Memorial Highway, off Route 309 Dallas. The ground breaking will take place at 3PM on June 14th.

Fidelity Bank to Build a Children’s Playhouse in the Park

June 1, 2017

Fidelity Bank is donating, and constructing, a full-size playhouse for kids at Aylesworth Park in Lackawanna County and kids get to choose the design.

Turning Your Business Idea into Reality

September 8, 2016

How Do You Finance Your Business

July 7, 2016

Fidelity Bank Champions Local Little League’s “Field of Dreams”

May 25, 2016

This spring, Fidelity Bank was approached by the Officers of the Central City Little League who were seeking assistance to help them improve and sustain a little league that has been part of Scranton for almost 30 years. The field is known as Reddington Field is within a neighborhood of very moderate means; many single parents; and low income families.

Cyber-Security and Your Business

April 12, 2016

Tips to Manage Your Business Cash Flow

March 24, 2016

Borrowing Basics and SBA Loans

March 2, 2016

Tips to Master Tax Season

February 8, 2016

Tips on making your wireless network secure

May 8, 2015

What to Know About Phishing

What is Social Engineering?

Fight Back Against Identity Theft

May 7, 2015

Using Social Media Wisely

Fidelity Bank Team Donates Clothing and Gifts for Needy Children

April 27, 2015

Over 75 packages of toys, clothing, and gifts for 75 children in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties through the Salvation Army Angel Giving Tree Program.

Give Change to Make Change!

April 16, 2015

Help Fidelity Bank to help the homeless and victims of abuse by joining the “Give Change to Make Change” coin collection campaign.

Important Information When Traveling Overseas

March 10, 2015

Visa® Check Card Usage May Be Affected In order to protect your safety when traveling overseas, the fraud monitoring system Fidelity Bank has in place may be activated. This means that your Personal or Business Fidelity Visa® Check Card may be declined at ATMs or points-of-sale outside the United States. Please note that this is

Fidelity Bank Pledges $5 Million to Local, Women-Owned Businesses

February 3, 2015