The Ever-Evolving Landscape of Banking

by Wade Barnes 31. December 2012
When you think of managing your finances, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Do you envision walking into a bank branch to conduct transactions? Or do you immediately think of signing into online or mobile banking? For many people and for most transactions, it’s the latter. Over the past few years, the landscape of financial management, and banking in particular, has changed drastically in that you as the customer are put in control. According to Serge van Dam, VP of Mobil... [More]

The Fiscal Cliff

by Marylove Moy 28. December 2012
I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard the term "fiscal cliff" in the past six weeks - my Christmas bills would be paid off in full. Evidently 25% of the voting population understands the term. In short, the FC refers to expiration of the Bush (W) tax cuts on December 31 in addition to "sequestration" which means radical cuts across the board in government spending. So...what does that mean to you and me? Well, as a few examples, workers will see an immediate 2 ½% cut in their ... [More]

Happy Holidays from 1st Mariner Bank!

by Stacy Tharp 19. December 2012
Oh, how we love the holiday season! That's why we decided to make not one but TWO 1st Mariner Bank Holiday Videos for our wonderful customers this year! In November, we put our employees' Thanksgiving knowledge to the test. This month we took a risk and tested their musical abilities. So do we have any American Idol-worthy employees? Or should we probably stick to banking and do the world a favor and make this the last musical performance we put on the internet? Only one way to find out! Watch t... [More]


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