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How to Prepare for a Financial Emergency

Decisions You Can Make Today, Including Help from Your Local Bank

Financial emergencies happen. At one point or another, most working Americans will experience a time when money is tighter than ever, and you don’t know what to do. 

You never want to end up in a situation where you have to go deep into debt because you don’t have the money to pay for an unexpected expense. The unexpected is already stressful enough, but you can manage these circumstances much better if you’ve been preparing and have the resources available to overcome it.

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The Benefits of Banking Locally

Learn About the Financial Perks of Using Local Banks in Kansas City

National banking institutions have a vast network, spanning from coast to coast. They have the kind of name recognition and consumer reach that few companies do. However, the size and scope of big banking operations means that some personal elements get lost in the shuffle.

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Receive an SMS message from your bank? Be wary.

How to spot fraudulent text messages and steps to take to avoid becoming a target of scammers

First things first – Neither Verimore Bank nor any legitimate bank or reputable business will EVER send you an unsolicited link by email or text asking for personal information, account numbers, or passwords.  EVER.  If you receive such a link, delete it.

These days, people are being targeted for fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. This is commonly referred to as a phishing scam and victims could possibly lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

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What Are the Tenets of a Good Financial Plan?

Explore Different Banking and Saving Options for Your Future Finances

Everyone strives for financial independence and security. But how do you get there? The journey can not only be intimidating, but it can also feel particularly difficult when you have debt. The great news is there is a good financial plan out there for everyone, it just takes some discipline, dedication and the right people to help you along the way.

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Tips for Using Mobile Wallets and Debit Cards While Traveling This Summer

Stay Worry Free on Your Next Vacation With a Debit Card for Travel From Verimore Bank

As you get ready for summer travel, it’s important to plan how you’ll manage and protect your money. The last thing you want to deal with on a trip is a lost debit card, fraud, or banking problems!

Everyone needs a local bank they can trust, no matter where you are. When you use Verimore Bank, your debit card and mobile wallet options make traveling easier and safer. Your Verimore Bank Mastercard© debit card can be used worldwide, so grab your passport and some sunscreen - your vacation awaits!

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5 Products That Help You with Small Business Banking

Try Verimore Bank and Make Banking Easier for Your Small Business

When you’re running a small business, you’re maintaining employees, keeping the business afloat, and ensuring your money is going where it’s supposed to. That’s a lot to manage, and the best thing you can do for your business is work with a bank you know has your best interest at heart.

Verimore Bank offers resources to help make managing your money easier, more secure, and more equitable. We support all kinds of businesses, regardless of your size.

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3 Important Things to Know About Agriculture Loans

Apply for a Missouri Agriculture Loan at Verimore Bank

Unlike a traditional business loan, agriculture loans have their own specific requirements, stipulations, and terms specific to farming. There are unique aspects to agriculture that can’t be applied to just any business - and it’s even more important to have lenders who understand the farming business and how it ebbs and flows.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score That Will Help You Qualify for a Personal Loan  

What Your Local Bank’s Lenders Look For When Reviewing a Credit Report

The credit scoring system can be confusing, especially if you don’t know how it works. It can be pretty tricky figuring out what makes your FICO score better or worse. Luckily, there are some tried-and-true methods that should help your credit score improve.

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Understanding How Interest Rates Are Set

Breaking Down the Variables that Affect a Borrower’s Rate on Personal Loans

At some point in your life, you probably needed to come up with money for a home or vehicle purchase. Or perhaps you needed an influx of cash to perform some long overdue home renovations.

However, most individuals don’t have thousands of dollars sitting in reserve to fund these types of purchases or projects. According to recent statistics shared by Market Watch, the median savings balance for people under 35 is approximately $3,200. For those who are in their mid-50s or nearing retirement age, the median savings balance is around $6,400.

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Tax Season Is Right Around the Corner…Are You Prepared?

How to Prepare for Tax Season with the Best Bank Near You

Now that we’re officially in a new year, it means the holiday season is behind us, and tax season is on the horizon. In fact, for many folks, tax season has already begun. A couple key dates have already come and gone that may be of interest to filers.

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