Five Tips to Avoid Lottery Scams

5 Tips to Avoid Lottery Scams in recognition of May as ‘Older Americans Month’             Older Americans are increasingly becoming popular targets for lottery and sweepstake scams. According to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, lottery scams rank second on the list of fraud offenses reported by older adults, claiming thousands of victims each… read more

Valley Bank & Trust Warns Older Americans about Grandparent Scam

Financial Tips for Seniors in recognition of May as ‘Older Americans Month’ The next time you receive a frantic call from someone saying they are your grandchild and asking for money, make sure it’s actually your grandchild who’s calling. According to the Federal Trade Commission, between 2012 and 2014, more than $42 million was lost… read more

March Scooter’s Savings Club Contest Winner

Scooter with Piggy Bank

We Have A Winner!! Congrats to Jetta, winner of the Spring Surprise Basket! You Rock! Keep on saving with Scooter! Don’t forget…each deposit of $3+ you make in March and April qualifies you for a drawing for 4 Denver Zoo tickets! Winner announced in May. *Winners must report to branch for prize. Prizes not claimed… read more

Miller Celebrates 20th Anniversary with VB&T

Michelle Miller, VP Commercial Lender at Valley Bank & Trust (VB&T), celebrates her twentieth anniversary with the bank on March 25. Miller first began as a loan secretary at the branch on 4th and Bridge in Brighton. She worked her way to consumer lender and eventually to commercial lending, largely at the suggestion of James… read more

January Scooter’s Savings Club Contest Winner

Scooter with Piggy Bank

We Have A Winner!! Congrats to Aspen, winner of the Aquarium tickets! She and her sister, Isis, are big savers! Don’t forget…each deposit of $3+ you make in January and February qualifies you for a drawing for a Spring Fun Basket! Winner announced in March. *Winners must report to branch for prize. Prizes not claimed… read more

The Advantages of Community Banking

By Judy McGuire, NerdWallet There’s something to be said for uniformity — for instance, knowing that the fries from McDonald’s will taste the same in Las Vegas as they do in Pittsburgh — but with so many large companies crowding out mom-and-pop stores, it’s nice to frequent a business where everybody knows your name. And… read more

4 Simple Steps to Stop a Cyber Thief

Valley Bank & Trust Raises Awareness for Data Privacy Day Jan. 28 In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, Valley Bank & Trust is urging consumers to take an active role in protecting their data. “Valley Bank & Trust’s first priority is to protect our customers’ money and their financial data,” said… read more

November Scooter’s Savings Club Contest Winner

Scooter with Piggy Bank

We Have A Winner!! Congrats to Kevin, winner of the Children’s Museum of Denver tickets!     Don’t forget…each deposit of $3+ you make in November and December qualifies you for a drawing for tickets to the Aquarium! Winner announced in January. (See Rate Sheet for terms and annual percentage yields. Rates are subject to… read more

7 Spending Habits to Avoid this Holiday Season

7 Bad Spending Habits to Avoid This Holiday Season Amid the bustling holiday season, the American Bankers Association has identified seven habits that shoppers should avoid to minimize their holiday spending debt. “The holiday season is an exciting and inspiring time of the year that promotes giving, but spending within your means is the best… read more