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Identify Theft

Having your identity stolen can be a scary and overwhelming.

While there are many services available to monitor and protect your identity, sometimes the worst case scenario can come to fruition.

Always view your bank statements and stay up to date on your credit score. Knowing these things can allow you to make quick decisions and take action if you become a victim of identity fraud.

Knowing the signs of identity theft early on is key to tackling the issue at hand and can make the resolution much less painful:

Click here for a list of Identity Fraud signs and steps to take.

Points West Community Bank is dedicated to the highest level of customer service and understands this can be trying time for anyone.

Feel confident that  the team at Points West Community Bank is here to be a support system.

 

 

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Back to School Banking

Back to School BankingIt’s time to shop for new pencils and notebooks, make plans for after-school care and purchase a new school year’s wardrobe. For parents, back to school is a time of expenses. It’s also a great time to start teaching children financial skills through a back-to-school savings account.

Financial literacy is a critical skill for adulthood, and there’s no better opportunity to start teaching it than with a Student Savings Account from Points West Bank. Even before children learn basic math skills such as addition and subtraction, they understand value – and that’s the basis of all savings plans. Even school-aged children can get excited by watching their account balance grow.

A childhood savings account teaches children on two levels: On a fundamental one, it illustrates the importance of avoiding instant-gratification spending by saving for long-term goals. If your child receives an allowance, put a portion of it each week toward savings. By watching small contributions increase their account balances, children get a firsthand look at the power of regular savings. By checking balances online, they receive regular reminders of the results their habit reap.

Back to school savings accounts give older children additional educational opportunities. Most obviously, math concepts as simple as basic addition and subtraction can be illustrated by statements, while older children can learn advanced theories such as continuously compounding interest rates. Of course, other life skills, such as developing a household budget and understanding the basics of banking, can be directly extrapolated by a hands-on banking experience.

Points West Community Bank wants to make banking easy for students and their families. That’s why our Student Savings Account offers savings plans for children under the age of 18. With only a $10 minimum balance and no dormant fee, the account was created with children’s needs in mind.

Learn more by talking to a local banker today:

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Haxtun Location Customer Appreciation BBQ

Join us this Friday, August 11 on the south lawn for a Customer Appreciation BBQ.

We are so grateful to be able to provide a variety of banking platforms to our customers where their needs and interests come first. We love being part of the community and hope you can join us for some good food and good company. It is our customers who make our job so enjoyable, and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate with all the bankers are of the Haxtun Points West Community Bank.

No RSVP is necessary and families are more than welcome!

Who: Points West Community Bank Haxtun Location 

What: Points West Community Bank Customer Appreciation

When: Friday, August 11 11:30AM-1:00PM

Where: 128 S. Colorado Ave., Haxtun Colorado 80731

 

 

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Don’t Miss Taste of Windsor

Taste of Windsor

Here at Points West Community Bank, we find great pride and joy being part of our community. It is this passion that brings us to join Windsor Now for the Taste of Windsor event happening Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Boardwalk Park.

Don’t miss out on the fun where all ages are welcome to enjoy live music from the Windsor Summer Concert Series, great food, entertaining venders and a summer favorite activity, the picnic. Before you find a perfect spot on the grass, don’t forget to stop by the face painting booth, sponsored by Points West Community Bank, and let loose as you transform into a tiger or butterfly for the day.

This event brings families and friends together in the community to experience the local cuisine of Northern Colorado. Food from places like Stuft A Burger Bar, Papa Murphy’s, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, Taste of Philly, Maui Wowi fruit smoothies, CSK’s Grill, Wing Shack, Snoasis and other vendors will be selling their tasty treats at Taste of Windsor. 

Taste of Windsor is is free to the public so bring your friends, families, neighbors and loved ones as we enjoy the great outdoors in true Colorado style!

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Join Us As We Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease affects 10 percent of Americans over the age of 65. We’d like to believe that if we band together, we can conquer the affliction. Join us as we rally Greeley residents to join in our fight against the disease as we sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Greeley on Sept. 30, 2017.

Points West Community Bank joins the Tom & Cynthia Olson Family Foundation as sponsors of the Champions Tent at the Walk. We’re expecting more than 800 participants at the event held in Bittersweet Park (35th Ave & 16th St, Greeley, CO 80634). Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk kickoff ceremony starts an hour later. Come join us as the community bands together to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Teams, individual walkers, families and well behaved leashed dogs are welcome.

Register a new a team, join an existing team or join the walk as an individual at the event registration page.

Pledge to become a fundraiser and help organizers reach their goal of $52,000 in donations this year. There is no registration fee, though organizers ask every walker or team makes a donation to participate.

The event is one of more than 600 walks helping the Alzheimer’s Association raise money to support the fight against the disease. Since the first walk in 1989, thousands of walks have raised more than $492 million from countless supporters.

Please join Points West Community Bank and the Greeley community as we make strides to end Alzheimer’s disease!

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