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Mobile BillPay and Other Features Available

Members can now make payments using our new mobile Bill Pay feature. Additional new features include viewing previously written checks on the mobile app and an enhanced member-to-member transfer feature. Touch ID will be available on compatible Android devices. Here are a few FAQs you may find helpful:

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FAQs: What you need to know about one-time passcodes

Protecting your security is our top priority, and with increasing fraud and scammers, it may be easier than you think for someone to steal your passwords. That’s why Family Trust recently introduced one-time passcodes for an added layer of security for online banking.

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Crunch the Numbers: Scores, Down Payments, and Expenses

When it comes to home-buying, numbers carry a lot of weight. The most influential number is your credit score which ranges from 300 to 850.

To prequalify for a mortgage, you’ll need a minimum score of 640. And to build a new home with a construction loan, you’ll need a minimum score of 680. The credit bureau maintains up-to-date reports on these scores and if you’re not sure how you measure up, request a free report today. Family Trust also provides free credit reviews to members.

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Same Family, New Place: Family Trust Center Branch Managers

Progress is happening fast at our new Family Trust Center in Knowledge Park on West White Street. And we’re excited to announce that Gabriela Talkington will serve as branch manager when the building opens in late summer. Victoria Lackey, who served at the branch before it closed for construction, will return as assistant manager.

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Family Trust Tournament Scores for Kids

Chris Landreth of STR Mechanical might have won a golf resort trip for his hole-in-one at Family Trust’s 7th annual golf tournament, but children in York County were the big winners.

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Educators - Tell us About Your Projects

From hosting a comedy show at a retirement home to raising money to help a family in need – we want to highlight how educators and students serve our community in next year’s Family Trust school planner. We’re asking teachers from all grades to submit creative projects they have done that give back to their school and the community.

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Scholarship Winner Pays It Forward

London Minor learned to love volunteering at South Pointe High School and plans to make it a lifelong habit.

“My teacher told us we’re blessed and someone else could be blessed by our resources,” said London, 19, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina. “I like to help people.”

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Should I Buy or Rent: A Guide

For some renters, purchasing a home may seem exciting, yet overwhelming. However, in today’s market with affordable homes and low interest rates, buying a home may be a practical and satisfying option.