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Jun 05, 2014, 09:18 ET

Rent or Buy? 5 Questions Consumers Should Ask First

During American Housing Month in June, the American Bankers Association is reminding consumers that their local banker can help navigate challenges...

May 21, 2014, 11:03 ET

Seven Tips for Hurricane Preparedness

 In recognition of Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 25-31, the American Bankers Association is encouraging customers to prepare for hurricane...

Apr 14, 2014, 11:31 ET

Spend or Save? Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund

As tax season comes to a close, approximately three-in-four taxpayers will receive a refund from the IRS.  While millions of Americans eagerly...

Apr 10, 2014, 15:04 ET

Bankers Celebrate 18 Years Teaching Children To Save April 11

More than 10,700 bankers will host financial education events across the country this week as part of the 18th annual Teach Children to Save Day,...

Apr 07, 2014, 12:58 ET

Seven Steps to Spring Clean Your Finances

The season for spring cleaning has arrived and while many may be focused on organizing closets or scrubbing floors, the American Bankers...

Mar 31, 2014, 12:53 ET

ABA Launches New Consumer Site to Kick Off National Financial Capability Month

To kick off National Financial Capability Month in April, the American Bankers Association today launched its new comprehensive consumer resource...

Mar 04, 2014, 12:35 ET

American Bankers Association and Operation HOPE Launch National Collaborative Agreement to Maximize Youth and Adult Empowerment

The American Bankers Association and global financial dignity leader Operation HOPE (HOPE) announced today an unprecedented new partnership...

Nov 05, 2013, 11:11 ET

Seven Ways to Avoid a Holiday Spending Hangover

ABA offers consumer spending tips for the holiday season  As retail stores kick off their holiday shopping deals, the American Bankers...

Oct 25, 2013, 13:10 ET

Halloween Fright: Most Consumers Don't Know Their Credit Score

Association offers tips for consumers to improve their score With Halloween around the corner, consumers applying for credit could be in for a...

Oct 15, 2013, 13:20 ET

ABA Provides Identity Fraud Prevention Tips to Consumers

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month  In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness month, the American Bankers Association is...

Jul 01, 2013, 11:31 ET

ABA Adds Linkable Networks to Suite of Endorsed Solutions

 The American Bankers Association – through its subsidiary the Corporation for American Banking – has endorsed the card-linked...

Apr 23, 2013, 14:09 ET

Bankers Celebrate 17 Years Teaching Children To Save

April 23 is Teach Children to Save Day Thousands of bankers will host financial education events across the country this week as part of the...

Apr 16, 2013, 10:04 ET

ABA Offers Tips for Small Business Owners: Assessing Your Banking Relationship

Seven key questions small business owners should ask themselves about their bank Now that the 2012 tax season is in the rear-view mirror,...

Mar 25, 2013, 14:10 ET

Five Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Small Business Bank Loan

ABA releases series of valuable banking tips for small business owners  In honor of National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day on March...

Jan 25, 2013, 11:33 ET

ABA Recognizes Data Privacy Day With Three Keys To Security Success

In recognition of Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, the American Bankers Association is urging bank customers to take an active role in protecting...

Nov 13, 2012, 11:46 ET

How to Avoid the Holiday Hangover

ABA offers consumer spending tips for the holiday season With consumer sentiment the highest it's been since the recession, shoppers are...

Nov 05, 2012, 13:48 ET

ABA, Mercator Study Reveals Bank Attitudes towards Prepaid Cards

Prepaid cards are one of the fastest growing segments of the financial services industry, but bank attitudes towards them vary, according to a new...

Oct 17, 2012, 15:24 ET

Bankers Help Students Establish A Lifetime Of Good Credit Habits

ABA Education Foundation provides credit tips for stages of life  More than 2,300 bankers in 450 communities around the country will...

Jun 20, 2012, 12:12 ET

What To Do In 2012: Rent Or Buy A Home?

Five questions every potential buyer should ask when deciding whether to rent or buy a home Today is a tempting time to buy a home with...

Jun 07, 2012, 10:45 ET

ABA Offers Tips Every Homebuyer Should Know

Preparation is key to applying for a mortgage  With housing prices and mortgage interest rates at record lows, now is a good time to...