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is online banking safe and what does cybersecurity for banks look like? While we’ve discussed cyber crime and digital security measures in previous blog posts, we wanted to use this post to take a closer look at the topic. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the things we do at Dieterich to help keep your accounts safe.
Introducing children to the concept of saving is a pivotal step in fostering smart money management skills. Whether aiming for specific savings goals or simply cultivating the habit of setting aside a portion of their hard-earned allowance, encouraging your children to save can help set them up for a lifetime of financial stability.

Changing interest rates can ruin even the best-laid financial plans. If you’ve ever shopped for a new car or home, you know it can take months of careful planning. Before you even start shopping, loan payments must be calculated using the current interest rates to decide how much you can spend. If interest rates rise before you lock in your loan, your $500 monthly payment can suddenly increase to $650. 
Discover a modern twist to the popular 100-envelope challenge with Dieterich Bank's digital approach. This article guides you through saving up to $5050 without the hassle of physical cash, offering a secure, convenient, and eco-friendly way to reach your financial goals. Start your savings journey and learn how Dieterich Bank can help you achieve your goals. 

Explore how Dieterich Bank is combatting the rising threat of check fraud with their innovative "Positive Pay" system. Dive into the article to uncover how this service is revolutionizing financial security for businesses by ensuring only authorized checks get cleared. Curious about how it works? The details await you! Click on the title to read more

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. 

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.

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.

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!

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
2020 was a pivotal year for us at Dieterich Bank. Dive into our retrospective to see how we adeptly navigated the pandemic, expanded our reach with new branches, and began our journey in Edwardsville. From earning accolades as one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois to strategic growth in the Metro East market, explore our year of transformation. Ready for a deep dive into our achievements? The insights await you!

Contemplating a career shift or facing one due to unforeseen circumstances? Dive into our comprehensive guide on making a seamless financial transition during such pivotal moments. From understanding the financial implications of a career change to actionable steps before and after leaving a job, we've got you covered. Curious about how to maintain financial stability during this transition? All the insights and advice you need are right here!

4 Things You Need to Know About Credit Cards
Navigating the world of credit cards can be daunting, but with the right knowledge, you can master it. Dive into our comprehensive guide to understand the intricacies of credit card usage, from how they work to choosing the right one for your needs. Learn the importance of responsible usage, and arm yourself with safety tips to protect your financial identity. Thinking of getting a credit card or optimizing its use? All the insights and advice you need are right here!

5 Things You Need to Know About Financial Security in 2020
In an era where cyber threats are rampant, are you equipped with the knowledge to safeguard your financial assets? Dive into our guide to discover the top 5 essential financial security tips, from understanding sophisticated ransomware attacks to the importance of strong password practices. Whether you're a novice or well-versed in the digital realm, this article offers invaluable insights to fortify your defenses. Ready to enhance your financial security? The expert advice you seek is right here!

20 New Years Financial Resolutions for 2020
Embarking on a new year often comes with financial resolutions, and 2020 was no exception. Dive into our comprehensive guide that offers 20 financial resolutions, from creating and sticking to a budget, building an emergency fund, to understanding your net worth and using credit cards wisely. Whether you're aiming for better financial habits or seeking to optimize your current ones, our curated list provides actionable steps to guide you. Ready to elevate your financial game in the new year? The roadmap to your financial success is right here!

In the wake of the massive Equifax data breach, where over 143 million Americans' personal details were exposed, are you equipped with the knowledge to safeguard your information? Dive into Dieterich Bank's guide to navigate the aftermath of the breach and arm yourself with essential tips to fortify your financial data. From understanding the breach's implications to adopting best practices for personal data protection, this article is a beacon for those seeking clarity and security. Intrigued about how to shield yourself? The guidance you need is just a click away!

Fraud Alerts: Protect yourself by being aware of these known scams

In a digital age where hackers strike every 39 seconds, are you equipped to defend your financial assets? Dive into Dieterich Bank's article to uncover the top 5 financial security tips that can shield you from cyber threats. From understanding sophisticated ransomware attacks to the importance of strong password practices, this guide is a must-read for anyone keen on fortifying their financial defenses. Ready to level up your security game? The insights await you! 

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