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A Banking Blog with Information Centered Around You.

The Central Bank banking blog is your go-to source for insight aimed at helping you better manage your finances -- and continue working toward your personal and business banking goals. Read on, soak up useful information and stay in the know. Our banking blog is here to help.


Unlocking Business Potential: The Power of Factoring Services

Owning and managing a modern-day business is no small feat. It takes countless parts and pieces coming together in just the right way, a careful approach to organization — and cash flow management that ensures you have the proper funds in place to cover purchases, bill payments and payroll. Factoring services can serve as an invaluable financial tool to help keep businesses funded and moving successfully forward.   

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The Insured Cash Sweep Account: Added Protection for Large-Sum Accounts

As discussions surrounding recent — and potential future — bank failures continue making headlines across media outlets, people everywhere find themselves wondering whether their hard-earned money is in safe hands. At Central Bank we think it’s important to not just place minds at ease, but to explain the specific tools and resources available to keep your money protected. For instance, Insured Cash Sweep® (ICS) is a useful option for anyone who prefers doing business with their hometown bank.

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The Business Savings Account: Benefits, Facts and Factors to Consider

The business savings account is a financial tool that provides far-reaching security for a company and helps push it down the path to growth. And it does so all while working quietly in the background. Of course, taking the right approach for your business requires more than mere luck.

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What is Digital Currency, and How Does it Work?

Digital currency has become something of a buzzworthy topic in recent months. It’s served as the subject of countless news stories, provided fodder for endless online conversations and set more than one person down the path to a new financial approach. At the same time, for many people digital currency remains a mystery.

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The Big Benefits a Small Business Loan Has to Offer

A small business loan is often one of the first things that comes to mind for an up-and-coming entrepreneur looking to get their start, or for an existing business owner who’s eyeing plans to expand. Even so, few people truly recognize the full range of benefits the tool carries with it. In addition to the obvious “win” — the ability to make important purchases — a small business loan has the power to pave the way for future business success, and to instill a fair share of confidence, too.

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Online Scams: Tips to Help You Avoid Cybersecurity Concerns

In a world where so much of daily life is driven by the internet, online scams can do real damage. Sensitive information falling into the wrong hands can impact everything from personal bank accounts, to corporate credit cards, human resources data and beyond. Of course, there are ways to stand protected against such fraud.

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The Online Bank Account: Setting Yourself Up for Success

In today’s tech-driven world, the online bank account is a financial tool most businesses (and individuals) can’t do without. Not only does it provide a virtually real-time snapshot of your financial situation anywhere you can access the internet, but it makes easy work of managing and moving your money. Of course, certain special considerations also come into play.

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How (and Why) to Establish a Business Checking Account

The business checking account is a must-have financial tool in the modern world. It provides a pathway for streamlined, secure company payments and purchases. It offers itemized overviews of recent transactions to help keep your books balanced. It helps establish a business as its own entity and keep funds separated accordingly. (Of course, those points are only true if you have the right account in place — and you’re making the most of it.) 

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Lending News You Can Use: How to Apply for a Small Business Loan

It’s an undertaking virtually every entrepreneur must address at some point in their journey: how to apply for a small business loan. With so much riding on the outcome, and so many options out there, the task can seem daunting. The good news is, breaking things down into a few easy-to-follow steps can make the entire process more manageable. Read on for a high-level explanation of how to apply for a small business loan.

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The Local Bank: What it is, and the Benefits it Offers

We talk frequently about Central Bank’s status as a local bank, but what exactly does that mean? After all, any given town can play home to a large number of financial institutions. Does every bank achieve the moniker? The short answer, of course, is no — but the longer answer requires a bit of explanation. Read on to learn what distinguishes a financial institution as a community or local bank, and the benefits associated with doing business with one.

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