¿Alguna vez has perdido un cheque en el correo o has enviado uno que nunca fue recibido? Es posible que el cheque haya sido robado y utilizado para hacer lavado de cheques. El lavado de cheques se produce cuando los estafadores utilizan productos químicos para lavar la tinta de un cheque y alterar el nombre… Read More

It’s no secret that starting a new business is hard work, and many aspiring business owners can face challenges throughout the process. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 30% of new businesses fail within the first two years, 50% within the first five years, and 70% within the first 10 years. … Read More

Según los expertos en abejas de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO por sus siglas en inglés), un tercio de la producción mundial de alimentos depende de las abejas. Las abejas melíferas son fundamentales para la supervivencia de muchas plantas, animales y, por supuesto, seres humanos. Es por… Read More

FirstBank has always been an avid supporter and promoter of local businesses and manufacturing companies. This is why we’re especially excited to partner with The Colorado Chamber of Commerce (CCOC) on their Coolest Thing Made contest, which celebrates the state’s manufacturing industry. Fun fact: Over 4,900 manufacturing firms contribute more than $28 billion to Colorado’s economy and… Read More

Small businesses often need access to capital, whether it’s to seize opportunities or navigate unforeseen financial hurdles. According to a CB Insights study, it’s estimated that 29% of small businesses fail because they run out of capital. Other reasons businesses fail can range from an inexperienced team, to being outcompeted, to having poor product offerings… Read More

Puede ser difícil volver a levantarse cuando la vida lanza desafío tras desafío. En FirstBank, admiramos a aquellos que perseveran y los recompensamos con un “Acto de Bondad”. Descubre cómo nuestro equipo de FirstBank se propuso ayudar a una clienta a reponerse. Conoce a Cora Cora Olander es una viuda de 91 años que vive… Read More

At the beginning of 2023, the Wall Street Journal asked 70 economists to rate the chances of a recession in the next year — and the average answer was 63%. However, the looming recession economists forecasted didn’t happen. In fact, the economy grew by 3.1%, faster than the average for the five years leading up… Read More

From starting out in a Chevy Tahoe in Estes Park to running a full-service equestrian facility servicing northern Colorado and beyond, Front Range Equine Performance and Rehabilitation is the epitome of business success. With a little over seven years under their belt, its grown from a single-person operation to nine employees, working across veterinarian and… Read More

What is elder financial abuse? The U.S. Justice Department defines elder financial abuse as any improper use of an adult’s finances and property, either without their consent or through manipulative and threatening measures.  Sadly, 87.5% of older adults were victims of financial mistreatment by friends or family members, and according to the National Council on Aging,… Read More