Better Banks is donating Ramsey Solutions’ Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to Hollis Grade School. Foundations in Personal Finance is the premier curriculum for teaching financial literacy to students.
Better Banks is pleased to announce the addition of Trent Scholl to its Board of Directors. Mr. Scholl is a Principal at Ledgestone Insurance Group, where his responsibilities include corporate development through mergers and acquisitions, host-beneficiary relationships, developing strategic verticals, among other initiatives. His background will be a valuable asset to the Better Banks Board of Directors.
Better Banks announces the start of its annual Socktober Sock Drive benefitting the children of Children’s Home Association of Illinois in Peoria. The Sock Drive is a month long community event collecting new socks in any size for both girls and boys, of all ages.
Socks are the most needed and the least donated item of clothing. While many people donate clothing to shelters and other non-profit organizations, very few people donate socks. Additionally, many organizations don’t accept gently used socks, so the need continues to grow.
During the month of May, Better Banks will be collecting cash donations at all branches for the Brad Wallin Memorial Baseball Tournament. The tournament is a fundraiser for St. Jude started by Brad’s parents in his memory. Brad died in 2003 at the age of 10 after a courageous fight with a rare form of bone cancer that eventually metastasized in his lungs, killing him within a year of his original diagnosis.
Community banks make our community better, stronger
Where you choose to bank matters. 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.
Your choice of bank is your vote on where your money goes. 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.
On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, announced hackers had gained access to company data and personal information of approximately 143 million Americans has been compromised. The information includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and possibly driver’s license numbers. In addition, over 200,000 credit card numbers were accessed.