At Audubon Savings Bank, your safety is paramount! We should all take action to prepare. We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit.
The goal of National Preparedness Month is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship. Here are some tips for each week that can help you prepare in the event of an emergency:
Week 1: September 1-9
Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
Week 2: September 10-16
Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
Week 3: September 17-23
Practice and Build Out Your Plans
- Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
- Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency
- Participate in an emergency drill
- Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks)
Week 4: September 24-30
Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger
Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. Take action today!
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Thanks again to Camden County Animal Shelter for hosting such a wonderful event at our Audubon Branch! As a token of our appreciation, the Bank and our customers combined to donate $250 to their wonderful shelter!
Also pictured is Lilly, one of our dogs from the event, adopted by Audubon branch teller Jaci! How awesome is that?!
We are also happy to announce that Robin, the other puppy at our Dog Adoption Event, was adopted too! Congratulations Robin!
Where you choose to bank matters. That’s the message that the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and Audubon Savings Bank are sending loud and clear throughout April, which is ICBA Community Banking Month. Consumers have the power to make change happen at the community level by aligning with their community bank and putting their money to work in the neighborhood that they call home. See ICBA’s new Community Banking: Know the Difference video, which helps break it down.
“Audubon Savings Bank is honored to serve the lending needs of Audubon and surrounding communities. We care about our customers and are dedicated to helping our local residents and town thrive,” said Ken Stephon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Audubon Savings Bank. “ICBA Community Banking Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate community banking here and in communities across the nation, and to spread the positive story of our industry and the communities we serve.”
“Your choice of bank is your vote on where your money goes. Is it reinvested back into your own community, or is it sent off to a banking hub in another state or halfway around the world?” said third-generation community banker Rebeca Romero Rainey, ICBA’s chairman and chairman and CEO of Centinel Bank of Taos, N.M. “When you deposit funds in your community bank, that money is redistributed back into the community in the form of loans to residents and entrepreneurs.”
From local farms to craftsmen to startups, banking locally with a community bank connects you to your community and your neighbors and gives everyone a stake in its financial success. Here are a few reasons why:
For more facts and statistics about community banks, click here.
- Community banks respect the communities they serve by doing right by their customers and community. Community banks and local communities have symbiotic relationships—one cannot thrive without the other.
- Community banks are relationship lenders. They know their customers and understand their financial needs, unlike larger institutions that take a transaction-based approach to banking.
- Community banks understand and celebrate local economies. As small businesses themselves, community banks are an unequivocal resource for entrepreneurs looking to launch a local small business. A study from seven Federal Reserve Banks found that small businesses that apply for loans with community banks are the most successful and most satisfied. ICBA celebrates local entrepreneurship on the third Wednesday of every month with Go Local Wednesday, during which community bankers and consumers share stories about supporting local businesses via social media.
- Community banks give back. Serving local communities is second nature to community banks, as reflected in ICBA’s Community Bank Service Awards.
To follow the ICBA Community Banking Month conversation on social media, follow the #BankLocally hashtag on Twitter.
Chip cards are a significant leap forward in protecting you against fraud and enhancing your payment experience. With our new Audubon Savings Bank Mastercard® Debit Card, you will be able to take advantage of this new microchip technology!
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 5,800 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.
How Do I Make a Chip Transaction?
When you use our chip card in a chip-enabled terminal, remember: instead of swiping the card, insert it into the reader and leave it there until the terminal prompts you to remove it.
At chip-enabled terminals, insert the card with the chip toward the terminal, facing up. Do not remove until prompted.
Provide your signature or PIN as prompted by the terminal. If the amount is low, you may not have to do either.
When the terminal says the transaction is complete, remove the card.
What If the Terminal Doesn’t Accept Chip Cards?
You may encounter a merchant that has a chip terminal but isn’t accepting chip card transactions yet. Even if the terminal is not yet chip-enabled, you can swipe the card’s magnetic stripe as you always have.
Contactless Chip – Faster Checkout with Greater SecurityIf the merchant terminal displays the contactless chip symbol then you can also tap and pay with a card, or select iPhone® and Apple Watch™ devices with Apple Pay™! (For more info on Apple Pay, click here.) Contactless chip technology provides a secure and convenient way to pay — just tap and go!
Peace of mind, ease of use. That’s what you can look forward to with our new Audubon Savings Bank Mastercard® chip cards!
Supported cards may vary. Apple Pay works with select iPhones® and Apple Watch™. For a full list of compatible Apple Pay devices visit www.apple.com/apple-pay. Apple, the Apple logo and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Pay, Apple Watch and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc. Mastercard and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated. © 2017 Mastercard. All rights reserved.
As part of America Saves Week 2017, scheduled for February 27 – March 4, 2017, Audubon Savings Bank is spreading the saving message and encouraging our customers to make savings automatic! A little bit each day can go a long way! Here are some savings tips to keep you active throughout the week:
Monday, February 27: Save AutomaticallyIt can be hard to put aside money for savings, but there is an easy way to save money without ever missing it by making your savings automatic in 2017. Already saving automatically? Find ways to automate other aspects of your financial life this year.
Tuesday, February 28: Family Savings DayGood savings habits start at home. Whether you’re budgeting, saving, making retirement decisions, or assessing work-place benefits, share the choices you make with your children, no matter their age.
Wednesday, March 1: Save for RetirementSaving now for retirement will ensure you have enough money to have a comfortable standard of living when you stop working or reduce the amount of hours you work. Participate in a work-related retirement program, open up an Individual Retirement Account (or IRA), or open a free and easy myRA account. Already saving for retirement? Increase the amount you save toward retirement by 1 percent in 2017.
Thursday, March 2: Saving at Tax TimeSaving a portion of your tax refund can be a big step toward meeting your savings goals. This tax season, get ahead of your financial goals by splitting a portion your tax refund into savings, and reward yourself with SaveYourRefund by entering to win one of 101 prizes.
Friday, March 3: Pay Off High-Interest DebtWith planning, discipline, patience, and maybe some outside help, almost anyone can reduce their debts and start to accumulate wealth. Find places to cut your spending so that you can pay down your debts faster and find places to trim your expenses.
Saturday, March 4: Save for EmergenciesAn emergency savings fund consists of a small amount of money, usually in a savings account, that you do not have easy access to. Saving for this fund starts with small, regularly scheduled contributions that build up over time.