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.

Are your Children Financially Savvy?

by Wade Barnes 24. October 2011
Throughout my years working for 1st Mariner Bank and observing credit trends across the country, I've learned how little most young adults (and even some older adults) know about managing their finances and what affects poor management might have on their life. Because of this, I've spent some time working with local schools to help bring financial literacy into the classroom. There are many great programs that exist to help educate students but we may have a chance to help further this effort b... [More]


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