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Check Fraud 101: What Every Bank Customer Should Know
Many of our customers are becoming increasingly aware of financial cybersecurity risks, from phishing scams to online credit card fraud. However, check fraud is also on the rise, with scammers utilizing new technology to attempt to deceive banking customers. 
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First Time Homebuyers Guide in Metro East St. Louis
Buying your first home is an exciting time in your life. Congratulations! When realizing your dream of home ownership, the last thing you want is to be bogged down by a stressful mortgage process. Our guide to buying a new home will help explain the mortgage loan process and prepare you for the financial steps needed to successfully achieve move-in day.
Cheap or Free Family Date Night Ideas in Illinois
If you’ve been wanting to spend more time together as a family but are struggling to find things to do that fit into your budget, this post is for you. It’s full of local and adaptable family activities that won’t “break the bank”—giving you the quality experiences that you want without having to spend a lot.

Finding the Best Interest Checking in Metro East St. Louis
Are you looking for a way to grow your high-balance bank account without sacrificing access to your funds or risking loss in the stock market? You may not be aware of the interest checking account options available to you. In this article, we'll break down what to look for when choosing the best interest checking account in Metro East St. Louis and Southwest Illinois. 

Advantages of Opening a CD Account
Certificates of deposit (CDs) have been making a comeback in recent months. After years of meager interest rates that hit an all-time low only a little more than a year ago, their rates are once again rising—even beating those of high-yield savings accounts that often require larger investments. 

What is a HELOC? A Comprehensive Guide for Illinois Homeowners
Building equity in your home comes with a host of benefits. You can use your equity to help fund other needs that come up in your life. One of your best options is a Home Equity Line of Credit, commonly known as a HELOC.

2022 Resolution: Saving Money
One of the biggest New Year's Resolutions every year for Americans is saving money. With unexpected bills and other challenges throughout the year, this is also one of the most difficult resolutions to keep. Dieterich Bank has unique tools that can help you keep your resolution and meet your 2022 financial goals.

Your Holiday Cybersecurity Checklist for 2021
As the popularity of online shopping continues to grow, hackers are making a list and checking it twice to try and trick you during the holiday season. Follow these holiday online shopping safety tips and Internet Security tips to protect your personal and work data from scammers.

Advantages of Purchasing with a Debit Card
Whether shopping online or using contactless payment at local stores and restaurants, chances are you’re using your debit card more than ever these days. That’s why it’s a great time to review the benefits that come with using your Dieterich Bank debit card and make sure you’re getting the most out of it!

2020 Commitment To Excellence Award
Annually, the bank recognizes an employee with the Commitment to Excellence Award.  Bank employees nominate one of their colleagues who most successfully incorporates the bank’s core values into their daily work environment.  Dieterich Bank’s core values include service-excellence, value, integrity, and teamwork.

Starting your life’s journey as a young adult is exciting, but it can also generate a lot of confusion. Should you follow your passion or take the steady job with good pay? Move to a big city or live somewhere less expensive? We may not be able to help you answer all of life’s big questions, but we can show you how to build a strong financial foundation. 

With rates falling, many homeowners are considering a mortgage refinance to save money and/or borrow at an extremely affordable rate. If you’re wondering whether Illinois mortgage refinancing is right for you, we’ll break down the pros and cons for you in this article

A Look Back at 2020
While 2020 was a historic year for many reasons, Dieterich Bank looks back on our greatest achievements.

If you’ve been dreaming of a career transition, or find one forced on you by a layoff, Dieterich Bank is here to help.

4 Things You Need to Know About Credit Cards
Wherever you are in your financial journey, you can learn something new from these four categories of credit card knowledge. 
5 Things You Need to Know About Financial Security in 2020
How familiar are you with digital security? Check out our blog to learn how to protect yourself against scams and online threats.
20 New Years Financial Resolutions for 2020
For many people, finances are near the top of the to-be-improved list. Get your finances in shape this year by committing to some of these financial resolutions!

Fraud Alerts: Protect yourself by being aware of these known scams.
Tips for Navigating the Equifax Data Breach

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