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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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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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Pull the Curtain on Children's Financial Literacy

Pull the Curtain on Children's Financial Literacy

4/18/2017 Going to the movies with your children can be a life-long experience and an experience that doesn’t have to end when your kids have their own kids. You might have noticed April is Financial Literacy Month so you might guess where we are going with this.  Centennial Bank has a First Account¹...

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Digital Spring Cleaning

Digital Spring Cleaning

4/6/2017 From the Desk of Thomas F. Duffy, Chair, MS-ISAC: Spring cleaning is almost a right of passage. With it we celebrate the renewal of life that occurs in nature each spring and eagerly await the exciting fun of summer....

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How Much 20-Somethings Should Save

How Much 20-Somethings Should Save

2/23/2017 Your 20s may seem like an odd time to think of saving for retirement, but it's actually the perfect moment to start planning for your later years. That's because the earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to grow. Savers who begin setting aside 10% of their earnings at 25,...

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What's Your Best Savings Option? It Depends

What's Your Best Savings Option? It Depends

1/31/2017 There's no question that saving money is a wise plan, but where to put your savings isn't always so cut and dried. Does a regular savings account fit your needs best, or would a money market account be a smarter choice? And what about saving certificates? Which option is right for you depends...

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Make Depositing Checks a Snap

Make Depositing Checks a Snap

1/26/2017 As routine financial tasks move online, you may have fallen out of the habit of banking at a branch office. If so, receiving a paper check can be a hassle, requiring a special trip just to deposit it. Thankfully, mobile depositing is now widely offered by banks and credit unions, allowing you to...

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5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

1/23/2017 A brand new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start. 1. Get on budget Take charge of your finances by creating a budget. Start by calculating after-tax...

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Get to know Martin Luther King, Jr.

Get to know Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/15/2017 Centennial Bank will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will re-open at normal business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Most of us have been introduced to Dr. King throughout past history lessons.  Words cannot describe the...

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How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

12/16/2016 Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you're protecting yourself before you hit “submit.” If the wrong people access your accounts, you might find yourself with a lot less money than you thought — and a lot of work to set things...

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