Urban Partnership Bank continues to work to protect your financial information. Every year, millions of consumers become victims of identity theft. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 17.6 million U.S. residents experienced the misuse of their personal information in 2014, up from 16.6 million victims in 2012. In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the American Bankers Association is offering eight tips to help consumers protect their personal information from identity thieves. Read more for 8 Tips to Protect Your Identity.
Urban Partnership Bank wants to ensure that all of our customers are aware and understand the terms of FDIC "insured" deposits. The FDIC released an updated version of their Guide to Deposit Insurance. Please click here to be linked to the resources available directly from the FDIC.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been publishing FDIC Consumer News quarterly since 1993 to help people protect their money, including tips in practically every issue about how to avoid financial fraud and theft. A lot has changed over the years, especially consumers’ increased reliance on computers and the Internet — the “cyber” world — for everything from shopping and communicating to banking and bill paying.
The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 25-29 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year.
Urban Partnership Bank continues to work to protect your financial information. Reporting security incidents related to your data, email and bank accounts is an important action to keeping your data safe. Please review the security tips on our website. Remember to change your passwords frequently and not to share your password or pin numbers and use different passwords for your banking account than you use for other internet accounts.
Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals Urban Partnership Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe. For more information, click here.
Get help with budgeting, money management, and credit issues 365 days a year from Money Management International (MMI). Their counselors take the time to thoroughly understand your situation and provide you with specific advice.
Click here to get help from an MMI counselor.
There have been a number of retailer breaches in the news recently. Customers who made purchases with debit or credit cards at U.S. stores may face the potential for fraud. Please visit the retailer’s website for more information. At this time you do not need to call Urban Partnership Bank to learn if you are impacted. You can continue using your Urban Partnership Bank debit card while knowing that we are always working to help protect your financial information.
Our goal is to provide the responsible financial products our customers and the under-banked need to create jobs, promote small businesses, support nonprofits and other opportunities that build better lives and vibrant neighborhoods.
- William Farrow
President and CEO, Urban Partnership Bank