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VA Loans and what you need to know
August 23, 2022
Loans
There are many ways you can benefit by learning more about VA loans, and we are here to help you. VA loans, mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs, not only help service members and veterans – they also help surviving spouses become homeowners. Find out more on our blog.

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Southwest Missouri Bank Announces 3rd Year of Corley Grant Recipients
Southwest Missouri Bank Announces 3rd Year of Corley Grant Recipients
June 16, 2022
SMB Trust Services
Congratulations to the 3rd year recipients of grants from the generous Trust set up by the late Bob Corley.

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Six Money Tips for Traveling
June 15, 2022
Debit Cards
Hitting the road? Do these things before you leave - and while you’re gone - to ensure you have a financially stress-free trip!

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Use your card for a chance to be surprised
June 1, 2022
Debit Card
Go from everyday purchases to big surprises with your SMB Debit Mastercard – like a chance to win a trip to the city of your choice or up to a $250 statement credit. Learn more on our blog.

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SMB Trust Services are ready to help
Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Corley Grant Availability
April 4, 2022
SMB Trust Services
Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the third year of availability of grants to qualified non-profit organizations. Eligible entities include those who provide services to the homeless and low-income populations in Jasper and Newton Counties.

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Tips for Avoiding Online Dating Scams
February 8, 2022
Security
While online dating can open doors to loving, happy relationships, there are more and more reports of criminals using these platforms to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Learn how to protect yourself or a loved one.

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Four habits your finances will love
December 27, 2021
Financial Wellness
Resolutions are full of good intentions that we often forget within the first week of the New Year... So, let’s make this the year of new habits! We have four habits that you and your finances will appreciate. Pick one to focus on or jump headfirst into all four – there’s no time better than the present!

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Top 10 Fraud Tips
November 22, 2021
Security
While everyone is busy during the holidays, the bad guys are busy too. But they're not shopping for the same things you are. Here are 10 ways you can keep you and your money safe this holiday season.

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Ways you can avoid scams
September 20, 2021
Security
Scammers often make their victim feel rushed and pressured to get the information they’re phishing for. They can even spoof the caller ID to look like a legitimate company. Be sure to never give anyone your personal information - even if the person on the other end is trying to “help”. Learn how to spot a scammer here.

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Lost your debit card? Don't panic - take these steps.
August 3, 2021
Debit Cards
It’s a terrible feeling when you can’t find your debit card. Here are some steps to take if your card is ever lost or stolen.

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Buying your first home? Check out these three tips!
July 29, 2021
Loans
Buying your first home can be an exciting and thrilling adventure. Check out these quick tips before you buy!

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Cunningham Park
Southwest Missouri Bank Announces 2nd Year of Corley Grant Recipients
June 28, 2021
SMB Trust Services
Congratulations to the 2nd year recipients of grants from the generous Trust set up by the late Bob Corley.

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Tips for Getting Financing from a Bank
May 6, 2021
Business Banking
You’ve turned your great business idea into a business plan and have maybe even started selling your product or service. Now your business is taking off and you need more capital to reach that next goal. When looking for financing, why not start with your own bank? They already know you, so here are some tips when talking to your bank.

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4 Tips for Starting Your Business
May 4, 2021
Business Banking
We’ve all read the stories of the great entrepreneurs, who started their businesses in their garages and then ended up multi-billionaires. And every business magazine is filled with “How to start your own business” tips. It can be overwhelming, so we’ve combed through and compiled these quick tips.

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4 Tips for Your Growing Business
May 3, 2021
Business Banking
Being a small business owner has its rewards and its challenges. One challenge can be that it isn’t clear how to approach natural growing pains in your business. Here are four tips to tackling what's thrown at you on a day-to-day basis.

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Five ways to teach your kiddos to save
April 22, 2021
Financial Wellness
Children who learn about money and saving at an early age grow up to be good budgeters and money managers. Check out five easy ways to begin!

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Cunningham Park Joplin, MO
Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Corley Grant Availability
April 1, 2021
SMB Trust Services
Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the second year of availability of grants to qualified non-profit organizations. Eligible entities include those who provide services to the homeless and low-income populations in Jasper and Newton Counties. Find application details here.

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Beware of the Scammers
March 22, 2021
Security
The recent stimulus checks have caused the scammers to come out of the woodwork, and there are many new phishing schemes out there. Find out what to watch for.

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Don't become a Mule
March 9, 2021
Security
Money mules help criminals steal money from senior citizens, businesses, and our very own SMB customers. Think twice before you agree to help someone move money.

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Protect yourself while shopping online
November 23, 2020
Security
It seems that every day we get emails and texts with “special offers!” or “Free shipping if you order today!” As your bank, we want to make sure you know how to shop safely online, so check out these tips.

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SMB Rewards is a great way to reward yourself!
A Gift for YOU...SMB Rewards!
November 12, 2020
Debit Cards
It's that time of year when SMB Rewards come in VERY handy. Find out how you can earn rewards points on your SMB debit card purchases.

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Our real estate market is strong!
July 29, 2020
Home Loans
The real estate market in our area is still very strong, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. We hear stories every day about people who list their home and get three offers immediately, sometimes for MORE than the asking price. If you’re in the market for a new home and want to make sure you get the home you want, remember these tips.

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SMB Trust Services are ready to help
Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Corley Grant Recipients
July 15, 2020
SMB Trust Services
Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the first recipients of grants from the generous Trust set up by the late Bob Corley.

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Economic Impact Payment
Economic Impact Payments and Possible Scams
April 29, 2020
Security
Economic impact checks are being deposited directly to bank accounts or mailed to your home, and we encourage you to watch out for scams and phishing attempts. Here are a few things to remember.

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SMB Trust Services
Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Grant Availability
April 28, 2020
SMB Trust Services
Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the availability of grants to qualified non-profit organizations. Eligible entities include those who provide services to the homeless and low-income populations in Jasper and Newton Counties.

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Are your passwords at risk?
April 15, 2020
Security
Keeping your passwords safe and secure is very important – it keeps your information from being at risk. Here are a few tips to follow.

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How to spot a telephone scammer
March 5, 2020
Security
Spot a scammer even when you can't see them face-to-face.

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Holiday Shopping Tips
November 1, 2019
Financial Wellness
The holiday shopping season is upon us, whether we are ready or not! It happens at the same time every. single. year. Why do we act surprised when it’s November and Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner? Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the merriest time of the year.

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Are you protecting your money?
September 26, 2019
Security
You may buy and sell things online. You may mail checks from your mailbox. If you do, here are some things to be on the lookout for.

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Protect your tax refund by keeping your identity safe and secure using these tips.
It's tax refund time!
February 15, 2019
Security
The good news… you could have a tax refund on the way. The bad news… there are cyber criminals out there who want to steal your money and/or your identity. We want to help you keep your money and identity safe and secure. Here’s some steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft.

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How anonymous are you?
January 28, 2019
Security
It's important to keep our private information safe and there are additional measures we can take to protect our information online. Learn how you can reduce the amount of information revealed about you online.

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The #1 reason you need a banker
January 17, 2019
Banking
Do you have a banker you can talk to? You should - and here's why.

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Choose to direct deposit your tax refund into your SMB account. It's fast and secure.
Want your tax refund fast? Choose direct deposit.
December 20, 2018
Banking
Tax time is coming and many of us are looking forward to a tax refund. Find out why direct deposit is the fastest, most secure way to get your refund.

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Computer security and how to know if you've been hacked
How to know if you've been hacked
November 30, 2018
Security
Today is Computer Security Day! Find out how to strengthen your awareness when it comes to computer security.

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Protect your privacy online
Protecting your privacy online
June 20, 2018
Security
Are you protecting your privacy online? Here's some good information from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team to ensure you're not unintentionally making yourself vulnerable online.

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Find out how to be prepared to sell your home
Be prepared before selling your home
May 24, 2018
Home Loans
You've been saving up to buy a new home, but you may not be prepared for the costs that go along with selling yours. Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing to sell your home and buy another.

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Seven ways to freshen up your finances
Seven ways to freshen up your finances
May 17, 2018
Financial Wellness
Most of us have areas of our life that need a good purge – junk drawer, that closet in the spare room, and even the finances. Here are some quick ways to freshen up your finances and say goodbye to the clutter.

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Top Four Benefits of Mobile Wallets
November 14, 2017
Debit and Credit Cards
Have you been seeing and hearing about mobile wallets, but are not sure what the fuss is about? Here are the top four benefits of using a mobile wallet.

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Your bankers want you to succeed as much as you do. Let them help.
Your bankers want you to succeed as much as you do. Let them help.
October 24, 2017
Business Banking
If you are only talking with your banker when you need a loan, you are missing out. The old saying is that every business needs a good Banker, Accountant, and Lawyer.

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