Maryland's 2012 Economic Outlook with Anirban Basu

by Anirban Basu 18. January 2012
Anirban Basu Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc Maryland Gained Momentum Late Last Year For much of last year, Maryland’s economic performance was among the worst in the nation. For instance, year-over-year job growth in the state was in negative territory or close to zero for most of the summer. But like the balance of the nation, economic performance began to materially improve toward the tail end of the year. For the 12 months ending in November 2011, employment in the Free S... [More]

5 Things We're Thankful For This Holiday Season

by Erica Starr 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]


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