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Monday, September 13, 2021 - 11:26

Do you use Internet Explorer as your browser? If so, Microsoft announced that it will pull the plug on its pioneer internet browser next year. By retiring it in favor of Microsoft Edge, Microsoft stated that Edge provides increased compatibility with modern websites, more powerful privacy and security controls, and a new streamlined browsing experience.

When it comes to web browsers, the market has other offerings besides Edge. Google Chrome is the most popular due to its speed. It’s a fast browser. It opens quickly and loads multiple tabs and pages in just one click. Chrome’s simplicity and ease-of-use contributes to its reputation as one of the internet’s most popular browsers. 

There is also Mozilla Firefox. If you don’t like Chrome because it’s a Google based product, this is an option. Firefox consumes less RAM than Chrome and is faster than its previous versions, but currently there’s one issue with Firefox – it drains the battery very quickly. Hence, if you’re on a laptop watching HD videos, it’s best to use Edge instead of Firefox because Firefox will eat up that battery in no time. But, unlike Chrome, Firefox is a dedicated browser. 

Opera is another popular name in the browser industry. While it has several attractive features such as an inbuilt ad-blocker, it generally stays behind the two most popular browsers. 

Apple Safari is a simple and clean browser with several features that make it a popular choice. It offers all the basic functionalities – the ability to open multiple tabs, easy bookmarking and fast speeds. According to reports, while Safari is mostly used on Mac, it can also be used on a PC. While used on PC, Safari will be like just any other browser. If Safari is used on a Mac and or an iPhone, there is cross-platform compatibility between both devices.

Don’t get caught in using Internet Explorer for too much longer. Security measures with Bank by Mouse will no longer be supported through IE.
Web browsers can take you anywhere on the internet; they let you see text, images, and video from anywhere in the world. Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest technology which tends to offer stronger security features.
 

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 08:28

Are you searching for something to do this Labor Day weekend? Check our local Community Events listing on our homepage at https://www.bathstatebank.com/about/community-events. There’s something fun for everyone.

Bath State Bank will be closed Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day. We wish you a happy and safe holiday.

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 18:02

A strong password that contains length and complexity is your best defense against hackers. The longer the password – the tougher to crack. Complexity builds on strength and structure, not simply limited to special characters. Hackers expect the first character to be a capital letter too.

Bad Examples: BathStateBank2021!;  SPRING 2021!;  NAMEOFMYdog!

Good Examples: 20m!innesotaV!k!ings21; iLUV2eatconEdogs!

Remember, please don’t play the social media game of “What’s your dog’s name” or “What’s your favorite food.” Hackers look for clues to crack passwords. Stay safe out there!

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 05:51

Stop by Bath, West College Corner or Liberty TODAY (Friday, August 20th) between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to say “hello” -- it's our Customer Appreciation Day. Our staff will distribute Bath State Bank/Bath Insurance Group insulated grocery store totes stuffed with locally-made kettle corn and a BSB magnetic grocery note pad. We will have these available in our lobbies and drive-ups while supplies last. In consideration of public safety and logistics from local health officials, our Customer Appreciation Day will be different this year.

“Although we will miss our traditional Customer Appreciation Day Bank picnic under the big tent in Bath, we appreciate your support as we celebrate our 97th year in banking,” said BSB President/CEO Branden Logue. “We hope that you are available to stop by to say “hello” at Bath, West College Corner or Liberty.”

So that we have enough goodies for each family, we request one gift per household, please.
 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 07:54

Use our new Loan Payment Portal to pay your BSB loan from your checking or savings account that's held at a different financial institution. Our Loan Payment Portal provides a secure method for you to make your BSB loan payment. This service offers one-time or recurring payments for your convenience.

You may make your loan payment on a computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the “Make a Loan Payment” icon at the top right of our homepage or by clicking here: Loan Payment Portal.  

You may also call us at 765-732-3022 and make your loan payment over the phone as well. Either way, you will be asked to provide the routing number and account number from the financial institution where your checking or savings account is located. The funds will be charged from your account on the following business day. 

Other options for loan payment:

  • Transfer funds from your BSB deposit account to your BSB loan via Bank by Mouse or BSB Mobile App
  • Make your loan payment by sending us a check in the mail along with your payment coupon
  • AFT (Automatic Funds Transfer) -- and your payment will automatically be deducted from your BSB account on the date that you determine. Just ask your loan officer or call us.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 13:36

Participate in our FIND THE PINK PIG game. Let us know what page you found the icon on our web site for a chance to win a Bath State Bank prize pack. Our icon location will change each month. Follow the details at https://www.bathstatebank.com/about/summer-fun-prize-pack.

Two winners will be randomly selected each month for a Bath State Bank prize pack full of summertime goodies, including a grocery store gift card. Winners first names with last initial and town will be listed below.

No purchase necessary. One entry per person per month, please. Bath State Bank employees/directors and their immediate families are not eligible to win. 

May SUMMER FUN Winners: Pat F., Hamilton Co.; June K., Union Co.

June SUMMER FUN Winners: Terry H., Fayette Co.; Diana F., Franklin Co.

July SUMMER FUN Winners: could be you!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 09:09

Reordering checks is made easy. To place a check reorder, please visit our check reorder link. If you are unable to complete the online reorder, please call us at 765-732-3022.

If you have a new address or you are out of numerical order on your check reorder, you will need to speak to a customer service representative at Bath State Bank. This is a security safety to protect your account.

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 12:52

Don't fall victim! Have you noticed a Caller ID that is not the legitimate caller? Caller ID spoofing is the process of changing the Caller ID to any number other than the actual calling number. Caller ID spoofing happens when a caller knowingly falsifies the info transmitted to disguise the number they're calling from. The number that displays on your Caller ID “MAY LOOK” as though it's coming from a bank, government agency, business or even someone in your contacts list; however, it “COULD BE” an attempt to trick you to share personal info on the phone!

Don't give out any personal info. Identity thieves often pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, creditors or government agencies to get account numbers, SSNs, mother's maiden names, passwords and other identifying info.

End the call immediately then call the phone number listed on the account statement /web site/phone book to determine if the request is legitimate.

We had a report (from a non-customer) today of this happening to our phone number. Please do not share your personal information on the phone. Call us back if you are uncertain. Our number is on your statement, in the phone book and on our web site. 765-732-3022.

Caller ID spoofing is occurring throughout the telecommunications industry today. Landline, wireless and IP based telephone service providers are all experiencing this problem.

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 07:02

Through our Bank by Mouse online software and mobile app, customers can “activate” or “report lost/stolen” Bath State Bank Debit Cards. This feature is located under the Options Tab in Bank by Mouse. This can help reduce potential fraud quicker in the event of a weekend or holiday incident. 

As always, please call our office to obtain a replacement BSB Debit Card, and so that our office can watch for fraudulent transactions.