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The Future of Currency in a Digital Age

June 29, 2018 by Mike Brooks

Paying with cash is no longer a common occurrence and checks are becoming a thing of the past. Consumers rely on credit and debit cards to make most payments.

Recent technological financial developments have spawned the creation of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is the most popular type and most promising replacement for traditional currency.

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Community Bank Regulation Relief Act Signed Into Law

June 21, 2018 by Mike Brooks

On May 24, 2018, President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act into law. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) advocated for its passage, saying that this would help Main Street communities across the nation by assisting with consumer access to business and credit lending. With this law,...

Topics: Business Banking, Trending, Insider

Top 11 Tech Items Homebuyers Are Looking For

May 23, 2018 by Mike Brooks

From phones with cords and awkward PDAs to smart home tech that connects your phone, fridge, thermostat, oven, and even the locks at the front door, we’ve come a long way. Ten years ago, everyone was clamoring for a smartphone - fast forward to 2018 and everyone has smartphones; the new hot commodity is smart homes.

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Senate Passes Bill Impacting Home Loans

May 14, 2018 by Mike Brooks

A new law could make mortgage qualification easier. 

On March 14, the US Senate passed a bill aimed at rolling back regulations from the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. The nation faced a mortgage crisis nearly 10 years ago, prompting the creation of the Dodd-Frank regulations. Currently, the US House of Representatives is considering the bill, which...

Topics: Trending, Mortgage Lending

50 Years of Fair Housing

April 11, 2018 by Mike Brooks

April is Fair Housing Month, and this month is of particular import because it marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act is a vital piece of legislation that helps to protect the civil rights of groups that are discriminated against while seeking housing.

 

Topics: Mortgage Lending, Trending

Cyber Security Alert: Meltdown and Spectre Bugs

January 10, 2018 by Mike Brooks

Meltdown and Spectre are two major flaws in computer processors that leak sensitive data and passwords. These bugs could be exploited by cyber criminals to steal your sensitive data.

These flaws have existed in modern processors for 20 years, but it was recently discovered that virtually all computers and mobile devices are affected by the bugs.

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Teach Your Kids About the Value of Money this Holiday Season

December 06, 2017 by Mike Brooks

The holidays are filled with food, family, and gift-giving. When adults ask children what Santa is bringing them, it’s normal for children to spend much of the time thinking about gifts. They realize it’s fun both to give and to receive, but they may not realize how quickly the season’s expenses add up. This year, why not use the holidays to...

Topics: Personal Banking, Trending

CBC Joins JAX Chamber Trustee Program

June 30, 2017 by Mike Brooks

CBC Joins JAX Chamber Trustee Program

CBC currently has an Small Business Lending (SBA) & Payroll Processing Divisions in Jacksonville, FL. CBC shares in the chambers vision of Driving Economic Growth in Northeast Florida. More info about CBC's SBA Program: http://hubs.ly/H065PGm0 

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CBC Ranked Highest Customer-Rated Mortgage Lender – Lending Tree

June 30, 2017 by Mike Brooks

CBC Ranked 3rd Highest Customer-Rated Mortgage Lender in First Quarter by LendingTree

Online loan marketplace LendingTree said its rankings feature top lenders in multiple loan product categories, including mortgages, personal loans, business loans, and auto loans. CBC National Bank earned the 3rd highest ranking in the mortgage category.

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