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Archives: March 2020

Fraud Alert: What You Need to Know

Criminals Take Advantage of Every Situation and Our Health Crisis is No Exception. Recently, the cybercriminal group, FIN7, known for targeting US businesses through phishing emails, deployed an additional tactic of mailing USB devices via the United States Postal Service (USPS). The mailed packages sometimes include items like teddy bears or gift cards to employees of target companies working in the Human Resources (HR), Information Technology (IT), or Executive Management (EM) roles. The enclosed USB device is a commercially available tool known as a “BadUSB” or “Bad Beetle USB” device…. Read More >

Action Plan for COVID-19

Pinnacle Bank has been in business since 1934. The bank, our communities and our country have weathered a lot of historical ups and downs including national financial troubles, wars and 9/1 1. We have all grown stronger each time we face adversity and that will happen again as we overcome this current crisis. Pinnacle Bank is here now and will be in the future. While we can’t control the events around us, we can control how we respond. Pinnacle Bank is working to keep employees and customers safe while remaining ready… Read More >

Mar. 19 2020 | Posted in General News

COVID 19

It’s Ok. We Are Your Bank and We’re Here for You! Thank you for being our customer. And because you, our employees and our community are so important to us we want to reassure you of something. We’re here to help you. Everything at Pinnacle Bank is open and working. Everything from our branches, our debit cards, online banking and Pinny are on the job! We hope this assurance will ease some anxiety. While we can’t control the events around us, we can control how we respond. Pinnacle Bank is… Read More >

Mar. 13 2020 | Posted in General News

Three Smart Ways to Use Your Home’s Equity

Your home’s equity can be a powerful tool. Here are some ways to leverage it. While home prices are high, you may have more equity in your home than you think. And using the equity in your home can be a powerful financial tool if used correctly. Let’s look at two common ways to tap into the equity in your home: Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). With this type of loan, you borrow against the available equity in your home, using your house as collateral for a line of… Read More >

Mar. 10 2020 | Posted in Personal

Let Us Help You Manage Your Business

Your business’s success is our business. We have products and services designed to help you grow and improve your bottom line. Take a look at this informational video to help you discover the many ways we can help. Watch Video Learn more about how we can support your business goals here.  

Mar. 9 2020 | Posted in General News

Protect Your Business from Cybersecurity Threats

Just because you own a small business doesn’t mean you’re immune to a cyberattack. No matter the size of your company, if you conduct any business online, you’re at risk of an attack. However, there are many things you can do to protect your business and customer data.   Train employees on security practices and policies. Your employees should know and understand your company’s Internet use guidelines, penalties for violating company cybersecurity policies, and how to handle and protect customer information and other vital data.   Keep your computers clean…. Read More >

Mar. 9 2020 | Posted in Business, Fraud & Security

Keep Your Business and Personal Finances Separate

You probably spend a lot of your day dealing with the operation of your business — buying supplies, paying employees, and more. Just be sure that whatever you do, you keep your business and personal finances separate.   Here’s why: Unless you’re a sole proprietor, you must file a separate tax return for your business. When you keep your expenses separate, it makes this process much easier and more manageable. Plus, if you use a business account to conduct business with your customers, you’ll reflect more credibility and professionalism (think… Read More >

Seven Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

  You’ve just received your tax refund, and you’re not quite sure how to put it to use. Resist the urge to splurge and consider investing your money into something that can help you in the long run.   Here are seven smart ways to make your tax refund work for you:   Pay off existing debt. If you have a credit card or other unsecured debt, use your tax refund to pay it off — or at least pay it down as much as you can. Doing so will… Read More >