Consumer Resources

Improve Your Credit Score

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A recent study by the American Bankers Association reveals that 85 percent of Americans are aware that they have access to a free credit report each year, and 60 percent actually have checked their credit report in the last 12 months. The start of a new year is a perfect time to review your credit report and that all-important credit score.

How to deter Retail Data Breaches

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Schnuck’s, Target, Home Depot... the list of retail data breaches goes on and on. How can consumers be certain their personal information stays just that – personal – and doesn’t fall into the hands of criminal identity thieves?

Security in the Mobile Era

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By 2017, the number of smartphone users in the U.S. is expected to surpass 200 million, nearly 65 percent of the population.1 Negotiating security in the face of an ever-growing implementation of mobile devices presents serious challenges for organizations. Risks include the growth of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) (coupled with a lack of security controls for these devices), loss/ theft of devices, and the proliferation of mobile malware.

Debit Card Resources

A State Bank Group Banking ServiceIt is important to be proactive and monitor your bank accounts after you become aware of a debit card breach. Debit card data can become compromised a variety of ways and most often it is a result of retailer being hacked. At The State Bank Group, we work closely with our debit card issuer and MasterCard to respond swiftly mitigate risk to our debit card customers from experiencing fraud on their accounts that may have become compromised due to debit card breaches. We ensure the highest level of security to protect your information. When we learn of debit card breaches, the following procedures are advisable if you think your card is at risk: