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April 09, 2018

As Americans kick off the spring season by cleaning, sorting and tidying up around the house, Ephrata National Bank is encouraging consumers to add financial organization to their spring cleaning to-do list. To help, Ephrata National Bank has highlighted six tips for organizing your financial house. 

June 23, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great to have an unlimited budget for home improvement projects? In reality, most homeowners are working on a small home improvement budget. Here are five home improvement projects that can help either save you money or can increase the value of your home. Upgrading the kitchen or bathroom are two of the…

June 21, 2016

It’s your bank account and you should receive a bank statement of what’s in it at no charge, right? After all many folks prefer paper statements because it’s how they bank, and keep track of their finances. Because of printing, postage costs, and fulfillment, many banks are now charging fees for paper statements to recoup…

June 15, 2016

We think you’ll be surprised by the answer to this question, once you take a closer look. Sure, we’ve all learned creative ways to save money, but a lot of times we overlook the most simplest of methods, one of which is who we bank with! Yes, where you decide to bank can make a…

May 31, 2016

When it comes to consumer complaints about banks, hidden fees are often at the top of the list. Ironically, banks actually can’t hide their checking account fees as they are required by law to disclose them to customers at account opening. Banks must also give customers advance notice anytime they change a fee.

April 24, 2016

According to CNN Money, most banks are making millions each year off of bank fees. Many of these fees are unnecessary, meaning they could be easily avoided with a little knowledge and planning. The following are examples of the most common unnecessary bank fees along with tips for avoiding them. Minimum balance fees: These fees…

April 17, 2016

With so many options available, finding a checking account that works for you can be confusing.  Whether it’s your first time or your fifth time opening a new account,  it’s now more important than ever to perform your due diligence before making a decision. Doing so will help you avoid unexpected fees and find a…