Advice & More from Blackhawk Bank | February 2020
Meet Blackhawk Bank's Spirit Award Winner!
Once per year, one Blackhawk Bank employee is recognized as the recipient of the Blackhawk Bank Spirit Award. This honor is the highest award Blackhawk bestows upon an employee. To be considered, the recipient must demonstrate exceptional qualities in each of our Bank’s core values. This year’s winner exemplifies all of these qualities and more. 

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Ability to Buy a Home
While the home-buying process can be one of the most exciting times of your life, there is a lot to do in order to prepare. Whether you are on the fence about purchasing a home or actively looking at lenders, one of the most important things to consider before you make the leap is your credit score. Having good credit can make all the difference when it comes to qualifying for the perfect home.

Fraud Alerts & Credit Freezes: What's the Difference?
Looking for ways to protect your identity? One way is to make sure you are taking extra precautions to secure your credit score. Every year, thousands of people fall victim to identity theft, which is why you should take steps to ensure that your credit stays safe. Two options to consider are fraud alerts and credit freezes. But what’s the difference?

'OUCH!' The Security Awareness Newsletter
Social Media Privacy
Social media is a great place to reconnect, share, and learn. However, just ensuring that your social media privacy settings are strong isn’t the only way to protect yourself. Once you post anything online, you have lost control of it. You need to understand what is being collected and how it is being used. 

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