The current pandemic has driven a record number of shoppers online. But can this online boom also lead to more fraud? According to some experts, it can. A recent TransUnion survey reported that 22 percent of Americans fell victim to some form of online fraud in 2020.  That means millions of folks have been affected.… Read More


La pandemia actual ha llevado a que los compradores en línea lleguen a números récord. Pero este auge en línea también puede conducir a más fraude. Según algunos expertos, puede suceder. Una encuesta reciente de TransUnion informó que el 22 por ciento de los estadounidenses fueron víctimas de algún tipo de fraude en línea en… Read More


Kate Bellino’s FirstBank career has been eventful to say the least. In little over a year she’s held two positions and weathered a pandemic. She’s seen nationwide protests and found a passion for social justice in the process. Now, in the midst of it all, she’s making a move to the nation’s capital. Like we… Read More


Giving For Good succeeded in its second year in Carbondale, Colo. During October, FirstBank and two Carbondale eateries, Carbondale Creamery and Café and Dos Gringos Burritos, collaborated to raise funds for local Roaring Fork Valley nonprofit, Stepping Stones. For each croissant/latte purchased from the Creamery and burrito purchased from Dos Gringos, FirstBank donated $5 to Stepping Stones.  We are… Read More


Challenging times can inspire us to strengthen community ties and support recovery efforts, together. They can also inspire people to evaluate their lives and take better care of themselves — 80 percent of Americans say they intend to incorporate self-care into their daily routines more regularly after COVID-19. Given the pandemic’s economic impact, it’s not… Read More


The Scam One of the most common scams today is card fraud, the unauthorized use of a credit or debit card to fraudulently obtain money or property. Fraudsters use multiple tactics to collect this information, including copying your card’s magnetic strip (known as skimming), intercepting your card in the mail, or using a strategy called “formjacking,” where… Read More


Here’s a bit of good news just in time for the fall homebuying season: people are still buying and selling homes despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. But successfully navigating this market is only possible if you know what to expect. Read on to learn a few things about finding your next home during this uniquely challenging time. … Read More