Advice & More from Blackhawk Bank | March 2017

“Alexa, I’m too hot.”

While consumers love the fact that connected devices can perform everyday motions like adjusting the thermostat, they may not enjoy the potential fraud risks that come with it.

The growing number of connected thingsin consumerslives means the threat from unsecured devices grows as well.

Community banks like Blackhawk Bank are right to explore the technologys potential to improve experiences and deepen relations  as long as that exploration includes the security and controls consumers expect from their bank.  Here, your security always takes precedence.   Read More

Sellers, listen up!

The real-estate market is about to burst wide open! The market is strong in our region, and homes with appeal - both inside and out - move faster and command a better price than those that need work.    

If you're planning to sell this year, curb appeal can reduce the number of days your home is on the market.  With the help of this article, evaluate your needs and get growin'!

Found a home you love while browsing online? 

Do your Application online with Blackhawk Bank!

Why choose Blackhawk over the huge lenders advertised on TV?  Because you get the best of both worlds. 

Fill out the Mortgage Pre-Qualification Application anytime, day or night.

Fast and easy, with total security for your personal information, and it gets the process started right now

Track your progress and sign documents wherever you may be.

You and your Realtor will have a competitive advantage with your Pre-Qualification letter in hand.

Home buyers ask lots of questions. With Blackhawk Bank, you have easy access to real people, right here, responding in real time. Visit to get started on your Application. Then, talk with a Mortgage Planner who's most convenient for you. 

They're helpful, responsive, and hard-working on your behalf, and never farther away than a call, text, or an in-person visit. It’s as if we become a member of your family during the home buying process!

"Ouch!"  The Security Awareness Newsletter 

Securely Using Mobile Apps

What makes Mobile Devices - smart phones, tablets and watches - so versatile are the millions of Apps we can choose from that enable us to be more productive, instantly communicate and share with others, train and educate, or just have more fun.

But - along with the power of mobile apps comes risks.
Here are some steps you can take to securely use and make the most of your apps. 
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