Giving Tuesday kicks off the December holidays as the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In honor, Family Trust is proud to announce that in 2017 we’ve contributed numerous volunteer hours to over 50 local charities and donated over $37,000!
It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday rush. Don’t throw caution to the wind in an effort to rush through shopping. Use these holiday shopping tips to keep you and your gifts safe this season.
Are you a teacher that could benefit from $500 for your classroom? You have until Nov. 13 to apply for your part of the $10,000 in Family Trust Teacher Grants that will be distributed in 2018. Like last year, we’ll give twenty $500 grants for individual and collaborative projects.
It’s almost report card time in York County and Explorer’s Club members can earn extra money for every A they earn on their report cards. It’s an excellent way to teach children about the importance of working hard and saving money.
We are thrilled to announce that Family Trust has been voted the Rock Hill Herald Buzzie’s Best Bank/Credit Union! To all those who voted for us, thank you for your continued support.
A recent survey shows that a shocking 81% of Americans say they use the same passwords for more than one account. Passwords are essential to security, but they are not the only method that can or should be used to protect one’s computers and devices. In addition to creating a good password, you should learn how to safeguard it and use it wisely. This means never sharing it and, if unable to remember it, keeping the written copy in a secure location.
Family Trust won second place for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award with our “60 Years Strong and Giving Back” campaign. This slogan reminds people of our roots and mission. We encouraged employees to take on projects that help others and give back to our community. Here’s a few examples of how our employees participated this year.
It was a beautiful day, great company and cause. Family Trust’s 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament raised $28.000 for three charities: Safe Passage, The Palmetto School for at the Children’s Attention Home, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Skimming devices and card fraud are topics that are seen more often in local news. You or a friend may have even been affected by one of these devices as well.
In an effort to combat these attempts, we have updated all 12 of our ATMs. They now include a card reader that makes it more difficult to attach a skimming device. Cards must now be inserted horizontally. We have also added additional sensors to assist in the detection of any external devices.
By now, most of us have heard of the recent data breach at the credit bureau, Equifax. That’s because this event affected 44% of the U.S. population. If you find out that your information has been exposed there are a few actions you should take to protect your identity.