Litchfield Bancorp has announced the election of Peter Aziz to Litchfield Bancorp’s Board of Director’s as of January 2017.
Mr. Aziz is the President and owner of Bantam Home & Energy, a company he joined in 1988, before becoming president in 2006. In 2006, Bantam Home & Energy was one of the first in the region to introduce Bioheat Heating Oil, which is now widely used throughout the state of Connecticut. Under Peter’s leadership, the company has become a leader in the energy industry by embracing green fuels early on and has led company expansion through its offerings to include propane, air conditioning, plumbing, smart home controls and more.
“We welcome Peter to our board and look forward to working together to sustain and grow our bank. As a small business owner he brings a wealth of experience to the board and as a community leader, he helps broaden our reach in our Litchfield Market,” said Thomas J. Villanova, President and Chief Executive Officer of Litchfield Bancorp.
The McCall Center for Behavioral Health has announced the election of Paul McLaughlin to its Board of Directors as of January 2017.
Paul McLaughlin is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Litchfield Bancorp, the same community bank he started with 25 years ago and is an avid member of the community in Northwest Connecticut.
"I am thrilled that Paul has joined our Board of Directors. We are so grateful that he will be directing his boundless energy to furthering the mission of McCall," said Maria Coutant Skinner, Executive Director of McCall Center for Behavioral Health. Maria continued to say, "His commitment to helping our neighbors find hope in their journey will no doubt have wonderful benefits to our agency, as well as the broader community."
The US Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has released a statement reminding individuals to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season.
Fraudulent seasonal campaigns put cardholders at risk for security breaches, identity theft and financial loss. Examples of these campaigns are:
To avoid seasonal campaigns that could result in security breaches, identity theft, or financial loss, users are encouraged to take the following actions:
If you believe you are a victim of a holiday phishing scam or malware campaign, consider the following actions:
If you have any questions about your account, please call or visit one of our branch locations for assistance.
It has come to our attention that a few of our Litchfield Bancorp Debit Card holders have experienced fraudulent activity on their accounts. The erroneous charges happened in Texas, Las Vegas Nevada, New York, and New Jersey. We are continuing to vigilantly monitor the situation.
In order to best protect you, we may need to put a hold on your debit card for up to 48 hours if we notice out of the ordinary charges occurring or charges that occur in any of our “hot spot” areas noted above.
We need your help in preventing unwanted holds on your account and also to detect fraudulent activity early. Please…
Thank you for being a part of our Litchfield Bancorp family – if you have any questions or concerns about your accounts please don’t hesitate to stop into your local branch or give us a call.
Strong account security with chip cards
Your Litchfield Bancorp Debit MasterCard® will soon feature a tiny microprocessor in the card. Using your new chip card in a chip-enabled terminal creates unique data for that transaction, providing an extra layer of protection for your account. Your new Debit MasterCard® with the chip brings this additional security at no cost to you.
Easy to use
Retailers are installing chip-enabled terminals at their cash registers where your chip card can be used easily and securely. Simply insert your chip card into the slot at the bottom, leaving your card in the terminal until the transaction is approved and completed. After the transaction completes, you will then remove your card. You can use your Debit MasterCard® with the chip for signature and PIN transactions. Plus, if you travel internationally, chip cards are accepted and preferred in over 130 countries worldwide!
"Every Customer Counts" and so does Every Employee - especially here at Litchfield Bancorp.
Today we'd like to share with you an amazing employee story. Susan Dickinson, Assistant Vice President & Lakeville Office Branch Manager started with Litchfield Bancorp in 2004, and although her career started at another bank, she has worked her way through the ranks starting as a bookkeeper, teller, and eventually becoming branch manager.
Susan recently received the "New Leaders in Banking" award given by the Connecticut Bankers Association and Connecticut Banking Magazine. To be considered, nominees need to be outstanding employees AND make a notable impact within their bank and community. For those who may not know, Susan is also the President of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce and donates countless hours of her time to the local community. In 2013, she received the Rotary Club's Paul Harris Fellow Award for her service to the community.
Susan was presented with the award on January 14th during a ceremony at Mohegan Sun. "This award means so much to me because it confirms the ongoing support and encouragement that I receive from the leadership at the bank, including Paul McLaughlin, Chief Operating Officer, Tom Villanova, President & CEO of Litchfield Bancorp, and Don Mayland, Chairman of Litchfield Bancorp's Board of Directors "says Susan.