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Deciding What To Do With Your Tax Refund
It’s tax time and for many that means a refund. With a little thought and planning, this money could do a lot of good. Before deciding what to do with your tax refund, you must first ask yourself a few questions : Do you have enough saved for emergencies? Having adequate emergency savings is a very important part of being financially sound. In recent years, three to six...
All About Refinancing Your Home
Learn about what refinancing your home means and what to expect from the process here! What is a mortgage refinance? Refinancing your mortgage basically means that you are trading in your old mortgage for a new one. The new loan pays off the old one so you’re left with just one loan and payment. How does refinancing work? A mortgage refinance replaces a home’s current...
What are Certificates of Deposits (CDs) and How Do They Work?
The Basics of a CD Have you ever overheard your co-workers in the lunch room chatting about how CDs are looking like a solid investment again? No, they were not talking about the new Justin Timberlake CD - although that doesn't sound like a bad investment either - they're talking about Certificates of Deposit. Don't worry if you were out of sync though, you're not alone,...
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Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act, will provide capital to small businesses, helping them meet their short-term, ongoing expenses, including payroll costs and other costs as specified in the statute. If you are interested in applying, please click on the application below.
We are pleased to announce that our branch lobbies will be reopening on Monday, June 15th. The hours of operation for our branch lobbies and drive-thru lanes are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Drive Thru Lanes:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Our Milwaukee office has unique hours, and are as follows:
Personal Banking: By Appointment Only, Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Video Teller: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
ATM: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Please note that the above hours may differ from what is posted on lobby doors and drive thru windows.
For the safety of our customers and employees, you can expect to find the following when visiting one of our lobbies
- Acrylic germ shields placed at each teller window and banker desk
- Social distancing markers on the floor to encourage 6 feet of separation
- Hand sanitizer available for customers and employees
- Temporary suspension of coffee and cookie servings
- Temporary closure of drinking fountains
We will not be requiring customers or employees to wear face coverings:
- Should you choose to wear a mask into one of our lobbies, we will ask you to remove any hats, hoods and sunglasses to allow us to more easily identify you
- Face coverings are available to any employee who wishes to wear one
Our digital banking solutions continue to be available for those who are not yet comfortable visiting us in person. We offer a complete suite of secure online and mobile banking resources, including mobile check deposit, online bill pay, and Zelle®.
We appreciate your continued trust in Bank Five Nine as your community bank of choice. We will continue to be dedicated to providing you with distinctive customer service in our lobbies, through our drive thru lanes, and online.
For Banking Customers:
Until June 30th, we are pleased to offer the following support for our customers:
- Waive our fees to Bank Five Nine customers for using other banks ATMs*
- Waive fees for partial CD withdrawals
- Waive fees for account to account transfers
- Waive fees for person to person and electronic bill payments
- Waive excessive transaction fees on saving and money market accounts
- Waive fees for our automatic overdraft protection transfer fees
For Mortgage Customers:
We will suspend late fees on consumer/mortgage loan payments in the month of June, 2020.
Additionally, we will suspend foreclosure actions on residential properties for 60 days, unless required by federal or government agencies. For assistance or questions, please contact Brian Arndt.
For All Customers:
Fraudsters use global crises, like Coronavirus, to attempt to defraud you. Don't take the bait. Be alert to phishing emails and other Coronavirus-related scams. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has provided fuel for cyber criminals to prey upon the public's concern about this global crisis. The scams are designed to trick people into sending money, to disclose personal information or to click on emails and websites that deliver computer malware onto your computer or network. These include:
- Impersonating a legitimate medical or health organization selling products that claim to prevent, mitigate, treat, diagnose, or cure Coronavirus.
- Posing as a government organization claiming to provide information about coronavirus, such as heat maps or infographics.
- Seeking donations for charitable causes related to the virus.
- Posing as an in-demand medical supply company offering to sell hard-to-find medical supplies to protect against the virus.
Learn the characteristics of some of the most common scams and how to protect you and your family at Our Security.
For the latest developments about the coronavirus, please visit the CDC's resource center here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
We understand that to fulfill our mission to Make Lives Better, we must be proactive in providing you with the resources you need to remain financially secure.
Reviewing: Random Acts of Kindness 2018
Throughout the month of April, Bank Five Nine employees celebrated Community Banking Month and Power of Community Week by "paying it forward" to local citizens and organizations in the communities we serve! From donating time and supplies to local animal shelters, surprising customers with free lunch, filling community members gas tanks, buying coffee for patrons of a...
On May 4, 2020, First Bank Financial Centre officially changed it's name to Bank Five Nine. We weren't bought or acquired, we simply wanted to stand out in a saturated market of 22 other "First Banks".History year:2020History image:
Budget Friendly Winter Date Night Ideas
Read on for our budget friendly winter date night ideas to try during this chilly season with a friend or significant other. Dine in & cook together. Put on your favorite music, dance around and start cooking. Make it a DIY Pizza Night or Pinterest can be a great spot to go for a new recipes. Another idea is to try YouTube for online cooking classes! By dining in you’...
Ways To Spend Less This Halloween
Tips and Tricks to save on the costumes, candy and decor. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend a record $8.8 billion on Halloween this year, an average of $86 per household with the top spending categories of: $3.2 billion on costumes $2.6 billion on candy $2.7 billion on decorations $390 million on greeting cards Whoa, that’s a spooky amount...
Your Top Mortgage Questions Answered
Whether you're purchasing or refinancing your first home or your hundredth, Bank Five Nine is with you each step of the way to help navigate the process for you. Keep reading to hear the answers to some frequently asked questions. What is APR? APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. To make it easier for consumers to compare mortgage loan interest rates, the federal...
How To: Identifying Numbers On Your Check
How to Find Your Check Routing Number Finding your 9-digit check routing number is useful when you’re setting up direct deposits or automatic payments. At the bottom of your check are 3 groups of numbers: your routing number, account number and check number. Routing number The bank’s routing number is the first set of numbers in the lower left corner of your check...
Budget Friendly Things to Keep Your Kids Busy During Coronavirus Closures
The spread of the coronavirus has closed schools for at least a few weeks. While many schools are giving students online schoolwork, that doesn’t necessarily fill the entire day. Here are some (budget friendly) ideas to keep kids busy at home during this time of social distancing. Set up a scavenger hunt . This is an inexpensive activity that utilizes things that you...
Budget Friendly Activities To Do This Summer
Budget friendly activities to do in Wisconsin After the long and cold Midwest winters, there is no doubt that the summertime is something we all look forward to in Wisconsin. The weather is finally warm and there are a lot of fun budget friendly things to do! Keep reading to hear some of our favorites! Farmers Market These are fun places to walk around, try samples, and...