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Electronic Payments Keep You Safe and Informed

January 23, 2024

Are you looking for a fast, safe and convenient way to do everything from paying bills to making purchases? Say goodbye to the risks associated with writing checks or using cash—electronic payments are a much safer and convenient alternative. Whether you use your Fidelity Bank Visa® Debit Card, a credit card, or utilize electronic bill […]

The Risks of Mailing Checks: Why It’s Time to Consider Safer Alternatives

January 4, 2024

Discover the dangers of mailing checks and the benefits of digital payment alternatives in our latest blog. Protect yourself from check fraud and embrace secure, efficient financial transactions.

Navigating the Financial Landscape: Fidelity Bank Wealth Management’s 2023 Year-End Review

December 12, 2023

In this blog, Cathy Mihalick, Esq., CTFA, Fidelity Bank’s VP and Trust Officer shares her expertise in estate and financial planning, offering insightful takeaways for the year-end review and planning process. As 2023 draws to a close … It is hard to believe we are approaching the end of calendar year 2023.  At the beginning […]

Phishing for information – what you need to know

August 25, 2023

In today’s digital age, phishing attempts are rampant. It’s essential to be vigilant. Consider this: You receive an email: “Your Netflix subscription has ended because we couldn’t validate your account. Click here to restart your membership…” Hold on! If your card information remains unchanged, why this email? This could be a phishing ploy, with potential […]

Digital banking: is it really more secure?

August 17, 2023

When it comes to managing finances in a digital world, headlines can be overwhelming, and sometimes, downright scary. It can be difficult to know what technology is safe to use and what products pose risks. To help sort it out, we’re offering up some insights and strategies for modern money management from Assistant Vice President […]

7 Tips for Avoiding Debit Card Fraud

August 1, 2023

Pop quiz… Could you be a victim of debit card fraud if you still physically have the card in your possession? The answer is yes! Unfortunately, technology has made it possible for thieves to steal your card without ever laying a hand on it. Beware of Skimmers Skimmers are devices that capture the data from […]

Every Business Needs a Continuity Plan

July 25, 2023

Do you have a continuity plan? Gosh, we hope so. If the past few years have taught business owners anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. While business disruption is never easy, having a business continuity plan in place can ease some of the stress and financial hardship when a disaster occurs. The plan outlines protocol […]

How Community Banking Can Help Guard Against Fraud

July 7, 2023

The way we do business has changed drastically over the past 3 years. With an emphasis on online sales, curbside and delivery services, and remote work environments, businesses have adapted to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. Unfortunately, this shift has created a golden opportunity for scam artists and criminals specializing in business […]

Tips for Business Email Compromise (BEC)

November 30, 2022

Business Email Compromise (BEC) – A type of phishing attack that targets an employee within an organization.

Cyber Security Tips for this Holiday Season

November 15, 2022

The holiday seasons is almost upon us but that doesn’t mean everyone is in the festive mood. Cyber criminals don’t slow down. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while shopping for the holiday.

Save It or Shred It?

August 15, 2022

Clutter. It can sneak up on even the most well-intentioned, organized people, and it comes in many forms, from mementos and collectibles, to clothing and electronics — and even financial records. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 Americans is concerned, and stressed, about the amount of clutter in their homes. Fortunately, there is a substantial amount of information available on how to tackle those piles of financial records, and build some peace of mind.

How to Avoid Shimming

October 18, 2019

While many consumers are well-versed in the perils of skimmers, they may not realize that criminals have upgraded their tactics with Skimmer’s evil cousin — the Shim. What’s the difference between the two?

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

April 25, 2019

When it comes to swindling people out of their hard-earned money, scam artists are on top of their game. Continually crafting new schemes to prey upon people of all ages and backgrounds, anyone can become a victim if caught unprepared.