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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

What Small Businesses Should Know About Card Processing Fees

Many small businesses are familiar with transaction processing fees, but understanding them can be confusing. Take a closer look at debit & credit card processing fees.

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Marissa Scott — 
Security

Protecting Older Individuals from Financial Exploitation

Every year, older adults are subject to financial abuse. Protecting seniors from the devastating effects of financial abuse requires people to work together.

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BankFive — 
News

BankFive Announces First Vice President & Officer Promotions

BankFive, a community bank with locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, today announced several significant promotions.
 

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

Building Your Business Credit Score

To run your business as effectively as possible, a good credit score is helpful. Here are some tips to help build and maintain your credit score as a business owner.

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Marissa Scott — 
Security

Security Alert: Beware of Amazon Impersonators

We’ve been made aware of a growing number of phone scammers pretending to be from Amazon. Learn more about the scam and tips when receiving an unexpected phone call.

William H. Lapointe and Anne P. Tangen
BankFive — 
News

BankFive Remarks on Unprecedented Year, Reviews 2021 Fiscal Performance at 166th Annual Meeting

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Michael Mendonca — 
Mortgages

Tips for First-Time Buyers in Today’s Challenging Housing Market

If you are looking to purchase your first home, you may wonder if it’s even possible to do so in today’s market. Here are some tips and loan programs options to help.

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Marissa Scott — 
Saving

What is a CD and How Can I Benefit from One?

Here are some frequently asked questions about CDs and what sets them apart from other types of bank accounts.
 

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BankFive — 
Security

Security Alert: Scam Phone Calls

We’ve received reports of a new fraud scheme targeting customers at a variety of financial institutions.

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

Tips for Developing Your Small Business

Being aware of the various stages of business development and having an idea of what each phase might look like can help ease the stress of managing your business.

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Marissa Scott — 
Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Gregory Cambio

Meet Greg! He brings 40 years’ worth of experience to our Residential Lending team, with the goal of helping customers obtain their dreams of homeownership.

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BankFive — 
Security

Stay Vigilant as Threat of Cyber Attacks Grows

We’ve all been struck by the crisis unfolding in Ukraine. The unrest has raised questions from customers about the possibility of cyber-attacks on the United States.

Anne Tangen in front of BankFive branch
BankFive — 
News

Dartmouth Resident Takes Community Banking Into the 2020s

Our President and CEO Anne Tangen talks with Dartmouth Week about her banking journey and leading BankFive into its 167th year!

Marissa Scott — 
Money Management

Scholarships vs Grants: Which Makes Sense for You

Although scholarships & grants can both be used to help pay for college tuition and other education-related expenses, there are some key differences to be aware of.

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

6 Tips for Managing Your Small Business Finances

Here are tips for efficiently managing your business’s finances, so you can continue to focus on the aspects of your business that you’re most passionate about.

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Marissa Scott — 
Money Management

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Your Taxes

Some of the most common errors on personal tax returns are small things that could likely be caught by reviewing them before filing. Here are mistakes to look out for.

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Marissa Scott — 
Business

Why Money Market Accounts Make Sense for Businesses

Take a closer look at some of the benefits a business money market can provide.

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Marissa Scott — 
Home Tips

Things to Consider Before Getting into House Flipping

It’s extremely important to do your homework when thinking about getting into house flipping. Here are some considerations to evaluate. 

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