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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Top 10 Fraud Tips
November 13, 2023
While everyone is busy during the holidays, the bad guys are busy too. But they're not shopping for the same things you are. Here are 10 ways you can keep you and your money safe this holiday season.
Six Money Tips for Holiday Travel
November 10, 2023
Traveling for the holidays? Here are six quick tips for keeping your finances safe.
How to Avoid Grandparent Scams
June 12, 2023
A "grandparent scam" is a type of impersonation scam that targets older individuals. Fraudsters call claiming to be a family member who is in serious trouble. Learn what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Southwest Missouri Bank Announces 4th Year of Corley Grant Recipients
June 9, 2023
SMB Trust Services
Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the fourth year of grants from the generous Trust set up by the late Bob Corley. His perpetual trust continues his generosity by providing financial support to area non-profit organizations, particularly those which assist the homeless and disadvantaged populations.
Six Money Tips for Traveling
June 1, 2023
Hitting the road? Do these things before you leave - and while you’re gone - to ensure you have a financially stress-free trip!
Be prepared before selling your home
March 3, 2023
You’ve been saving up to buy a new home and you’ve finally found one you love. Make sure you are prepared for the costs that go along with selling your home and moving to another.
Use your card for a chance to win
March 1, 2023
Now through June 30, 2023, you could win big prizes just for using your SMB Debit Mastercard® card. From a $75 statement credit to a trip for two, the more purchases you make the bigger your prize could be. Find out how you can win.
7 ways to freshen up your finances
February 13, 2023
Most of us have areas of our life that need a good purge – junk drawer, that closet in the spare room, and even the finances. Here are some quick ways to freshen up your finances and say goodbye to the clutter.
Tips for Avoiding Online Dating Scams
February 5, 2023
While online dating can open doors to loving, happy relationships, there are more and more reports of criminals using these platforms to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Learn how to protect yourself or a loved one.
Want your tax refund fast? Choose direct deposit.
January 31, 2023
Tax time is here and many are looking forward to a tax refund. Find out why direct deposit is the fastest, most secure way to get your refund.
Four habits your finances will love
January 3, 2023
Resolutions are full of good intentions that we often forget within the first week of the New Year... So, let’s make this the year of new habits! We have four habits that you and your finances will appreciate. Pick one to focus on or jump headfirst into all four – there’s no time better than the present!
Can you spot a phishing scam?
October 19, 2022
Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. The Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost is staggering. Make sure you don’t fall victim - learn how to spot these scams on our blog.
VA Loans and what you need to know
August 23, 2022
There are many ways you can benefit by learning more about VA loans, and we are here to help you. VA loans, mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs, not only help service members and veterans – they also help surviving spouses become homeowners. Find out more on our blog.
Ways you can avoid scams
September 20, 2021
Scammers often make their victim feel rushed and pressured to get the information they’re phishing for. They can even spoof the caller ID to look like a legitimate company. Be sure to never give anyone your personal information - even if the person on the other end is trying to “help”. Learn how to spot a scammer here.
Lost your debit card? Don't panic - take these steps.
August 3, 2021
It’s a terrible feeling when you can’t find your debit card. Here are some steps to take if your card is ever lost or stolen.
Buying your first home? Check out these three tips!
July 29, 2021
Buying your first home can be an exciting and thrilling adventure. Check out these quick tips before you buy!
Tips for Getting Financing from a Bank
May 6, 2021
You’ve turned your great business idea into a business plan and have maybe even started selling your product or service. Now your business is taking off and you need more capital to reach that next goal. When looking for financing, why not start with your own bank? They already know you, so here are some tips when talking to your bank.
4 Tips for Starting Your Business
May 4, 2021
We’ve all read the stories of the great entrepreneurs, who started their businesses in their garages and then ended up multi-billionaires. And every business magazine is filled with “How to start your own business” tips. It can be overwhelming, so we’ve combed through and compiled these quick tips.
4 Tips for Your Growing Business
May 3, 2021
Being a small business owner has its rewards and its challenges. One challenge can be that it isn’t clear how to approach natural growing pains in your business. Here are four tips to tackling what's thrown at you on a day-to-day basis.
Five ways to teach your kiddos to save
April 22, 2021
Children who learn about money and saving at an early age grow up to be good budgeters and money managers. Check out five easy ways to begin!
Beware of the Scammers
March 22, 2021
The recent stimulus checks have caused the scammers to come out of the woodwork, and there are many new phishing schemes out there. Find out what to watch for.
Don't become a Mule
March 9, 2021
Money mules help criminals steal money from senior citizens, businesses, and our very own SMB customers. Think twice before you agree to help someone move money.
Protect yourself while shopping online
November 23, 2020
It seems that every day we get emails and texts with “special offers!” or “Free shipping if you order today!” As your bank, we want to make sure you know how to shop safely online, so check out these tips
A Gift for YOU...SMB Rewards!
November 12, 2020
It's that time of year when SMB Rewards come in VERY handy. Find out how you can earn rewards points on your SMB debit card purchases.
Are your passwords at risk?
April 15, 2020
Keeping your passwords safe and secure is very important – it keeps your information from being at risk. Here are a few tips to follow.
How to spot a telephone scammer
March 5, 2020
Spot a scammer even when you can't see them face-to-face.
Holiday Shopping Tips
November 1, 2019
The holiday shopping season is upon us, whether we are ready or not! It happens at the same time every. single. year. Why do we act surprised when it’s November and Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner? Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the merriest time of the year.
Are you protecting your money?
September 26, 2019
You may buy and sell things online. You may mail checks from your mailbox. If you do, here are some things to be on the lookout for.
It's tax refund time!
February 15, 2019
The good news… you could have a tax refund on the way. The bad news… there are cyber criminals out there who want to steal your money and/or your identity. We want to help you keep your money and identity safe and secure. Here’s some steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft.
How anonymous are you?
January 28, 2019
It's important to keep our private information safe and there are additional measures we can take to protect our information online. Learn how you can reduce the amount of information revealed about you online.
The #1 reason you need a banker
January 17, 2019
Do you have a banker you can talk to? You should - and here's why.
How to know if you've been hacked
November 30, 2018
Today is Computer Security Day! Find out how to strengthen your awareness when it comes to computer security.
Protecting your privacy online
June 20, 2018
Are you protecting your privacy online? Here's some good information from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team to ensure you're not unintentionally making yourself vulnerable online.