Travel alerts – who should I call and why

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You’ve booked the flights and hotel, packed everything you need from bathing suits to running shoes, and set up someone to house sit and take care of the pets – you’ve covered all your bases for the start of an amazing vacation, right?! Almost! Setting up your finances prior to shuttling off to the airport requires some work. A short cash supply and a frozen credit/debit card during your trip can put a damper on your vacation really quick so make sure you take care of these before departing! Continue reading “Travel alerts – who should I call and why”

5 Things Business Loan Underwriters Are Looking For

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Most small businesses will need a loan at some point. Whether they need to get things off the ground or expand, financial backing is essential. Getting approved for the loan, isn’t always so easy however. Underwriters can get picky about who they lend their coins to, but the feat is not impossible. Here’s what to consider so you get approved. Continue reading “5 Things Business Loan Underwriters Are Looking For”

My Mobile Money – yes, there’s an app for that!

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Like the rest of the world, we love technology here at Litchfield Bancorp.  We know our clients are mobile and need to access their financial information on their terms…not ours.  Continue reading “My Mobile Money – yes, there’s an app for that!”

Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval – Know the difference!

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Although they sound interchangeable, a pre-qualification and a pre-approval for a loan are two very, very different processes.  Not understanding the difference can often lead to missed opportunities when you are buying a home. Continue reading “Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval – Know the difference!”

Overwhelmed with Debt? 6 Steps to Get You Headed in the Right Direction

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The presents have been opened and put away, the tree and holiday decorations have been taken down or will be shortly, and the credit card bills start rolling in – UGH! No one wants to start the New Year off in a pile of debt, but it’s a pretty easy trap to fall into and it can be paralyzing! Continue reading “Overwhelmed with Debt? 6 Steps to Get You Headed in the Right Direction”

Do your employees know how to spot CEO fraud?

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You probably received over the past few years an email claiming you’d won the Nigerian lottery or perhaps one from some unknown person who miraculously chose you to receive their fortune of millions of dollars because you are a good person. The emails typically have tons of misspellings, bad grammar, and always requested your bank account information so funds could be wired to you. Because there is such awareness, these types of emails are slowly fading away. Hackers are savvy and adapt quickly.   A new, rapidly growing and sophisticated threat is targeting businesses – THOUSANDS of companies have been affected in the U.S. losing over $5.3 billion since 2013. Analysts predict the trend will continue to grow vs. subside. Continue reading “Do your employees know how to spot CEO fraud?”

The Lay-a-way You Control – Our Christmas Club!

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Tis the holiday season and as we embrace the holiday spirit it’s very easy to get stressed out not only trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, but also figuring out how to pay for it without blowing your budget to pieces! We’ve all heard of stores like Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us who allow customers to use Lay-a-way system ( a method of purchasing by which the purchaser reserves an article with a down payment and claims it only after paying the full balance) at Litchfield Bancorp we have a Lay-A-Way for savings,  our Club Account or Christmas Club as we like to call it! Continue reading “The Lay-a-way You Control – Our Christmas Club!”