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Data Breach: What to do

Data Breach: What to do

10/4/2017 Data breaches are becoming a more common occurrence as hackers and scammers continue to look for ways to attach or phish information from consumers. With October being National Cyber Security month we planned to start a month of cyber security education by providing you with steps to take if you...

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Hurricane Irma Disaster-Recovery Financial Services

9/26/2017 BRANCH INFORMATION: Naples branch has been relocated to 3021 Airport Pulling Rd. N, Naples, FL 34105   Big Pine Key will be operating with limited hours temporarily starting Tuesday, October 10th.             - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday...

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Connected Devices: The Internet of Things

Connected Devices: The Internet of Things

8/28/2017 What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? We have become more connected than ever before. A little over ten years ago, we only accessed the Internet through a laptop or a desktop computer. Then, we added phones and tablets to our list of connected devices. Today, we have even smaller connected devices,...

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Stay Safe this School Year!

Stay Safe this School Year!

8/11/2017 It feels like summer just began, and we hate to say it, but the school year has started or right around the corner for most. It’s time to purchase school books, pencils and pens, and a stash of Ramen Noodles for the semester. On the list may also be a new computer, laptop, or tablet computer....

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Are they really into you?

Are they really into you?

8/1/2017 It’s hard to believe during a recent conference call that one of the fastest growing fraud activities at Centennial Bank is called "Catphishing". Every year around Valentine’s Day online dating scams soar understandably so. According to CNBC, 1.26 percent of online Valentine’s...

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Identifying and Reporting Common Scams

Identifying and Reporting Common Scams

7/19/2017 On July 6, 2017 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an alert on scammers posing as FTC officials who contact individuals and claim they have won prizes from a charity contest. The scammers ask for money to cover taxes or insurance costs associated with the prize. While this is a new malicious...

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Sun, Sand, and Cybersecurity

Sun, Sand, and Cybersecurity

6/27/2017 School’s out and the beach and mountains are calling. It is that time of the year when so many of us pack our bags and hit the open road or head to the airport for a well-earned vacation. We may be ready to take a break from our normal lives, but we still need to be cyber secure while we are...

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Breaking New Ground in Jonesboro!

Breaking New Ground in Jonesboro!

6/26/2017 Jonesboro, Ark., June 26, 2017 – Deana Osment, NEA Division President, is pleased to announce today the collaboration between Arkansas State University and Centennial Bank on the construction of a new Welcome Center and bank branch on the Arkansas State University-Jonesboro campus.  “Arkansas...

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Allowances Don’t Teach Kids About Money — You Do

Allowances Don’t Teach Kids About Money — You Do

6/20/2017 Many parents tell me they feel guilty about allowances. They aren’t consistent about when and how they give their kids money. They wonder if allowances should be tied to chores. Even how they dole out money can be a problem. Cash is easiest, but much of what kids want to buy — downloads...

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Student Checking 101

Student Checking 101

6/13/2017 Welcome to Student Checking 101.  This class meets blah, blah, blah.  During the first day and you hear the same opening lines. Well, we listened to the opening lines with regard to student checking accounts.  Margarette Burnette wrote an article recently for Bankrate.com titled “Student...

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Phone Scam Alert

Phone Scam Alert

6/6/2017 ATTENTION: SCAM ALERT   Customers, Employees and Friends, There is an automated scam call circulating which appears on the caller ID as Centennial Bank. The call asks the recipient to press 9 and then a person (usually a male) picks up and tries to pitch a credit card.    Please...

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Budgeting for College Students: Where to Start

Budgeting for College Students: Where to Start

6/5/2017 College marks a significant transition period for many young adults — it's a time of newfound freedom and the financial responsibilities that come with it. Whether your funds come from family, student loans, scholarships or your own wallet, you'll need to budget for expenses like textbooks,...

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Are You Traveling?

Are You Traveling?

5/24/2017 Let us know it is really you spending your money out of town. Call-ahead Travel Notes can help you avoid the confusion of blocked transactions making access to your money more convenient and secure. How can you help? Contact us one of two ways before you leave and place travel notes on your...

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Are You Really Being Secure Online?

Are You Really Being Secure Online?

5/17/2017 Browsing the web and interacting with websites in a secure fashion is immensely important in today’s connected world. Everyday things like online banking, shopping, and submitting your taxes involve sharing financial and sensitive information online. This makes browsing securely something that...

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Kids Savings Research Suggests...

Kids Savings Research Suggests...

5/10/2017 Opening a child savings account has more benefits than a place to get rid of pennies, nickels, and dimes.  New research reveals that a simple savings account for kids makes them more financially aware.  It also means that they are more likely to accrue assets, go to college and invest in the...

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