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Your financial well-being is our priority. Beyond our valuable products and services, we're happy to provide informative articles on a variety of financial topics, and tips you can put into action.

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Marissa Scott
Business

Should I Consider Financing for My Small Business?

There are various financing types available for businesses – all with their own pros and cons. Take a closer look at how to determine which type of funding could be best.

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Marissa Scott
Money Management

What to Look for in a Bank Account

There are many practical uses for a bank account, with the biggest being a safe place to deposit your money and access it when you need it.

William Lapointe and Anne Tangen
BankFive
News

Strength, Stability, Growth: Key Themes at BankFive’s 167th Annual Meeting

BankFive, a mutual bank with locations in MA and RI, held its Annual Meeting remarking on its year, strength, stability, liquidity, and overall profitability.

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Marissa Scott
Saving

How Safe Are My Bank Deposits?

What happens to your money if your bank goes under? No need to worry at BankFive, where a combination of FDIC and DIF coverage keep your deposits 100% protected.

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Marissa Scott
Money Management

6 Financial Tips for Planning a Wedding

It’s important to plan and take steps to ensure your wedding will meet your objectives without creating a long-term financial burden.

Joseph Shea, AVP Investment Advisor
BankFive
News

BankFive Announces New Assistant Vice President & Osaic Investment Executive

Bank continues to expand available services and opportunities.

BankFive
News

BankFive Announces New Regional Managers, Several Other Team Promotions

Bank continues trend of fulfilling key leadership roles from within the bank and by women.

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Marissa Scott
Business

Why You Should Separate Your Business and Personal Finances

When you keep your finances separate, you can stay more organized, better understand your company’s current financial picture, and potentially save time and money.

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Marissa Scott
Mortgages

Should I Buy a House Now or Wait for Rates to Drop?

While some homebuyers plan to “wait things out” until mortgage rates come down, it’s worth considering that there are some potential advantages to buying a home now.

calculator on desk with financial statements
Marissa Scott
Business

Bookkeeping vs Accounting for Your Small Business

If you’ve considered hiring a professional to help with the financial aspect of your business, you may have wondered whether an accountant or a bookkeeper would be best.

person working on tax filing
Marissa Scott
Money Management

Your 2023 Tax Preparation Checklist

Tax season rolls around like clockwork every year, so it's smart to prepare ahead of time. Using a tax preparation checklist can help streamline the filing process.

Ivis Espinoza, Bristol County Commercial Cleaning logo
Marissa Scott
Local Business Spotlights

Local Business Spotlight: Bristol County Commercial Cleaning

Ivis Espinoza dreamed of branching out on her own in the commercial cleaning industry. Nine years later, Ivis is the proud owner of BCCC.

The Ski House
BankFive
News

BankFive Offers Assistance to Local Business Through FHLBank Boston's Jobs for New England Program

BankFive is pleased to announce it has assisted a local resident to purchase The Ski House, a small business based in Somerset, Massachusetts.

Marissa Scott
Credit

Why Is Your Credit Score So Important?

It’s important to keep in mind that borrowing money – and paying it back – has a direct impact on your credit history. 

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Marissa Scott
Business

Benefits of Working with a Dedicated Business Banker

A local business banker can do more for your business than you may realize. Here are some of the benefits of working with a business banker from a local community bank.

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Marissa Scott
Money Management

Year-End Finances to Review

Looking at last year’s financial picture can help you stay on track and better manage your spending habits in the year ahead. 

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Marissa Scott
Business

Selling on Amazon as a Small Business

Selling on Amazon has its benefits, but there are some potential downsides as well. Before you decide, here are a few things to consider.

person looking stressed about finances with piggy bank
Marissa Scott
Money Management

Paycheck Advance Apps: Is There a Catch?

If you are on a tight budget, a paycheck advance app may be worth considering, however it is important to fully understand how they work before you sign up.