Halloween may appear all but canceled under COVID, but don’t let that scare you. There’s still plenty of frightening fun (and savings) to be had. Prepare to mask up and read on for a list of Halloween activities that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Scare the Neighbors Halloween decorations are my favorite part… Read More


Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s 2019 report on fraud estimates that American consumers reported losing a staggering $1.9… Read More


Home loans often come with a lot of questions, and that’s a good thing because home-related loans are often the biggest financial decisions you’re likely to make. But even the best inquiries are wasted if they come too late. With that in mind, today we’ll be discussing some of the questions you should be prepared… Read More


The Scam Over the years, there have been a growing number of “spoofing” attempts being made in the financial industry, including on FirstBank customers. Fraudsters are using falsified caller ID numbers — or what appears to be legitimate text messages — to trick FirstBank customers into providing sensitive information. These scammers are either acting as… Read More


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