5 Things We're Thankful For This Holiday Season

by Erica Barry 22. November 2011
It’s that time of year again. The time where friends and family come together to celebrate the many things they are thankful for in their lives. Here at 1st Mariner Bank, we consider our customers to be a part of our family and hope that you feel the same. With that being said, we thought we’d share a few things that we’re thankful for this holiday season. We’re thankful to serve the Baltimore community. For the past 16 years, we’ve had the privilege of serving wh... [More]

I'll take "What is Check Fraud?" for 500, Alex.

by Jason Dieter 9. November 2011
Check fraud has many ugly faces. Check fraud does not discriminate. It doesn’t care if you’re a person or a business, wealthy or not, the customer or the Bank. Check fraud and those committing check fraud look for ways to deceive, manipulate, alter and perpetrate. Simply put, a way, any way, to illegally acquire, nay steal, funds that do not exist within an account balance or account holder’s legal ownership. Want some stats? Of course you do. According to FinanceNook, in one... [More]

What do you think about monthly debit card fees?

by Kevin Lynch 31. October 2011
There has been a lot of recent press on the charging of monthly debit card fees by large banks, with charges ranging from $3 to $5 per month. We don’t charge a fee and, in fact, offer a number of checking accounts that are fee-free. So we’d love to hear your thoughts on these debit card fees. For some perspective on why this is happening, here is a link to an interview with a local business professor from The Baltimore Sun.


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