6 Money Mistakes Newlyweds Should Avoid

Valley Bank & Trust Offers Tips for Managing Money Together The song goes, “when you marry in June you’re a bride all your life,” but are you prepared for that financially? Summer wedding season is in full swing and newlyweds will soon be managing their finances as a pair. Valley Bank & Trust is encouraging… read more

Important Information about New Card Technology

What is EMV? EMV is a global standard for embedded-chip technology used to authenticate credit and debit card transactions with improved data security. It was launched in 1996 by EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa, which is how it received its name. It is being used or implemented in more than 80 countries worldwide. The US started… read more

7 Tips to Frustrate a Fraudster During Tax Season

The weeks leading up to April 15 – tax deadline day – are often vulnerable ones for consumers, as W-2s and tax returns containing their personal information circulate over the internet and through the mail. According to a Javelin Strategy and Research study, 12.7 million Americans were victims of identity fraud in 2014. Though down… read more

5 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

5 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund Nearly eight out of 10 U.S. tax filers will receive a federal tax refund this year. As millions of Americans await reimbursement from Uncle Sam, Valley Bank & Trust has highlighted five tips for making the most of their tax refund. Save for emergencies. Open or add to a high-yield… read more

Protect Yourself from “Synthetic” ID Theft

Did you know that criminals can now ruin your personal credit and hijack your financial accounts simply by pretending to be someone similar to you? It’s called Synthetic Identity Fraud and it’s now the fastest growing type of ID theft in the US, surpassing “true-name” identity fraud. Synthetic identity theft occurs when criminals create an… read more

March Scooter’s Savings Club Contest Winner

Scooter with Piggy Bank

We Have A Winner!! Congrats to Tucker, winner of the Denver Zoo tickets!   Don’t forget…each deposit of $3+ you make in March and April qualifies you for a drawing for a Boondocks Gift Certificate! Winner announced in May. (See Rate Sheet for terms and annual percentage yields. Rates are subject to change at Bank’s discretion. Interest… read more

Message From Donna Petrocco, President

I am happy to introduce Magi McEntire, Community Relations Manager, who wrote this month’s feature article. Donna Petrocco, President & CEO   The concept of community is an old one, and very broad. It can be based on ethnicity, physical location, or these days, the websites that you frequent. In their purest form, communities prosper… read more