1st Mariner Named Best Mortgage Broker by The Capital Gazette

by Erica Starr 24. May 2017

The Capital Gazette’s Readers Choice Winner

It's with great pleasure that we announce that the Annapolis branch of our mortgage division, 1st Mariner Mortgage, was named Best Mortgage Broker in The Capital Gazette’s 2017 Readers Choice Awards.

The Capital Gazette’s Readers Choice Awards are an annual tradition for the Annapolis-based newspaper, providing readers with the opportunity to recognize the best products, services and staff that local businesses offer the Anne Arundel County community.

“I’m proud to witness the Annapolis team’s consistent professionalism and dedication for providing the best customer service in the area,” said Jamison Mullen, Branch Manager for 1st Mariner Mortgage Annapolis. “To receive these accolades from the community we strive to serve is an outstanding achievement.”

The winners of this year’s Readers Choice Awards were published in a special section of The Capital Gazette on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  



Mobile Banking Security Update - 3-26-17

by Erica Starr 24. March 2017

In order to align with industry best practices for security and data integrity, effective Sunday, March 26, 2017, we will be upgrading our Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol standards within our Mobile Banking App.  

What does this mean and how could I be impacted?

A Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications and is the most widely deployed security protocol used today. 

Mobile users who are on older Mobile Operating Systems (OS) will get a connection error when attempting to access Mobile Banking after this Sunday, March 26, 2017.

How can I avoid a service disruption?

Please make sure you are using the most current Mobile Operating System on your device to avoid a disruption of service.

Android™ users with devices on Android KitKat (Level 20) and above will be able to connect without encountering issues.

How do I tell what Android version I'm on?

A. Open your device 'Settings'.
B. Tap 'About Phone' or 'About Device'. 
C. Tap 'Android Version' to display your current version information. 

If the version that you are currently running is below KitKat Level 20, you'll need to complete a software update. Software updates can be found under 'About Phone' and then 'System updates'.

iPhone® users with devices on iOS 8 and above will be able to connect without encountering issues.

How do I tell what iOS version I'm on?

A. Locate the 'Settings' icon on your home screen.
B. Tap 'General' and then 'About'. 
C. Scroll down until you locate 'Version'. 

If the version that you are currently running is below iOS 8.0, you'll need to complete a software update. Software updates can be found under the 'General' section of your settings.

Why is this happening?

At 1st Mariner, your protection is #1. We are committed to protecting our customers by continually improving our security measures and ensuring that we utilize the latest security protocol.

1st Mariner Bank launches new suite of business and personal checking products

by Erica Starr 27. February 2017

Today we officially announced the launch of our new suite of personal and business checking products. The new product offerings provide an increased level of convenience and flexibility for consumers’ modern checking needs. Many of the new product and service features are free to customers. 

In an effort to simplify banking for consumers, we've eliminated unnecessary fees that often serve as an initiation and maintenance barrier to account holders.  Our new products also forgo using any complicated marketing-driven names to make the operation of each product clear to the individual or business owner.

“We’ve evolved our offerings to provide a diverse array of products at an even more competitive rate for both individuals and business leaders,” said Rob Kunisch, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We’ve removed unnecessary fees across accounts so that our customers can put more of their own capital towards better supporting their businesses and personal financial goals.”

Our new personal checking suite offers a free personal checking account with no minimum balance or monthly service charge, premium and direct interest checking, as well as interest checking for those over 50 years old

The contemporary business checking offerings include commercial checking in addition to a new business interest checking product and free business checking. The new free business checking boasts 1,000 free monthly transaction items, topping the former generation of the product, which tiered offerings of 50, 200 and 300 free transactions.

Every new personal and business checking accounts include several features free of charge to customers including, a VISA®Debit Card with Instant Issue, access to more than 25,000 1st Mariner and MoneyPass®ATMs nationwide, Apple PayTM , online banking, online check images, bill pay, paperless statements, and a ‘thank you’ gift. Personal checking accounts offer free mobile banking, mobile deposit and savings transfer as well.

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