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SSB Bank News & Updates


Changes to Bank's Software (and what you need to do)


SSB Bank customers have received an email about upcoming changes with the bank's core software.As a follow up to our previous email, we wanted to provide you with some more detailed information regarding our core software upgrade that is happening over the weekend of May 18th and 19th. We are very excited for the upgrade as it will streamline a number of our processes, but better yet, it will...Read More

New Company to Provide Checks


We are excited to announce Main Street as our new partner for Personal and Business Checks!We strive to offer our account holders nothing less than the best, and we believe that Main Street will provide you with the excellent products and services you have grown to count on at SSB.With Main Street, you'll receive:Quicker turnaround timeNew check designsCheck security featuresOnline reorder...Read More

Community Banks Build Better Communities


In honor of April being "Community Banking Month", we wanted to shed light on the big difference between SSB Bank and those other "mega-banks" out there. A Community Bank, by definition, is an integral part of Main Street that reinvests local dollars bank into the community to help create local jobs. Community banks offer a relationship banking philosophy that you won’t find at the “bigger banks”....Read More

Humans of SSB: Jaison Kelly, WPK Holdings Company


Jaison Kelly is a man with many passions and interests. He has utilized his brand, WPK Holdings Company, to help him branch out and broaden his professional journey over the last few years, taking him from small side businesses to running a handful of successful full-time ventures. For Jaison, the options are endless and you can tell just by talking with him that he has the drive and motivation to...Read More

5 Reasons You Should Break Up with Your Bank


Even though many of us find it hard to stick to our commitments - resolutions for the new year, gym memberships, healthy diets, etc. - you would be surprised how many of us stick with our financial institution even despite feeling unhappy or underwhelmed with the relationship.According to a survey that was conducted for Bankrate and MONEY in 2017, the average U.S. adult has used the same primary...Read More

Humans of SSB: Dan Turo, Turo Family Chiropractic


One of Dan’s favorite quotes is, “When your vocation is your vacation, you never have to work a day in your life.” When you sit down and talk with him, you realize that he just “gets it”. He understands the importance of family, the impact of superior customer care and the value of reinvesting into the community in which he serves.Dan is the owner and sole Chiropractor at Turo Family Chiropractic...Read More

5 Tips to Lower Your Risk of Tax Identity Theft


Did You Know?Tax Fraud is broadly defined as having your personal information stolen and used to commit tax-related identity-theft. This can include using your personal information to file a tax return in your name and collect the refund you had coming without your knowledge. Over the last few years, identity fraud has become an increasingly significant concern for consumers. Based on 2018...Read More

Avoiding Mortgage Pitfalls


Our goal at SSB Bank is to help you navigate the home buying process with all the information you need, including the possible “bumps” in the road that could make the process more stressful. By outlining those pitfalls, we can help you to try and avoid them while you are looking for, or in the process of, purchasing a home. When you bank with us we want to make it a positive experience, which is...Read More

What You Need to Open a Bank Account 


If you’re getting ready to take the leap and open a new account with SSB (or any other bank), coming prepared can save you time and a wasted trip. Whenever you open a new bank account, whether it’s savings or checking, there are several things you’ll need to be sure to bring.Things to Have with YouTo open a new account, all banks will need a few key items:A valid government-issued photo ID:...Read More

How to Prepare Financially for a New Pet 


We’re big fans of adding furry members to the family! Last month, we hosted an Adopt-a-Pet event at our McCandless branch with Animal Friends to help some adorable little furballs find a home. Like any big decision, choosing to add a pet to the family works best when you take some time to plan ahead. The ASPCA estimates that the first year of pet ownership can come with $1,000 in costs! Before you...Read More

Trib Feature: "SSB Bank hosting 'shop for a cause' event"


SSB Bank's upcoming "Shop For A Cause" event was recently featured on Bank will be hosting an event called Shop for a Cause: Ladies Night Out Benefiting HEARTH. We invite you to join us from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Foundry Table & Tap in the North Shore. Not only is the event a great opportunity to unwind and get some of your holiday shopping done, but it...Read More

Tips For Smart, Safe Holiday Shopping


Give more, stress less: that's SSB's holiday motto. Here's how to make it your reality!If you're like most Americans, you'll be doing some online gift shopping. We've put together a list of tips to help you avoid holiday hassles. That leaves you more time, energy and money to enjoy the season!Figure out your budget.Always look at your budget before you shop. Your holiday gifts should come from...Read More

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement


Sleeping in late, traveling as you please, no more performance reviews... what's not to love about the idea of retirement?For most people, retirement is the ultimate goal, but you're not alone if you don't know how, if, or when you'll be able to retire. Saving money to support your family through retirement can seem daunting, but as we always say, anything can be achieved if you make a plan!While...Read More

 What to Expect When You're Applying for a Mortgage


As part of the home-buying process, your mortgage requires careful planning and consideration. If you know what to expect, it will be faster and easier than you may have imagined! Below is the checklist we developed to make the mortgage process run smoothly. At SSB Bank, we recognize that this is a daunting process, which is why we want our prospective borrowers to feel supported and prepared....Read More

The Smarter Way to Budget


As we wrap up Financial Planning Month, we want to shed some light on a word most people hate: budget.Many of us skate by without knowing how much money we're spending or where our money is going. Too many people think of a budget as a punishment, a hassle, or a diet (something temporary until you see results). A budget is not any of those things. It's a lifelong tool that sets you up for...Read More