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Hometown Highlight: Amarillo Junior Achievement

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

As a community bank, giving back to the community is one of FirstCapital Bank’s top priorities. We believe that by investing in today’s communities, we can help build stronger and brighter futures for generations to come. One way we do this is through partnering with other local businesses and organizations, such as the Junior Achievement[…]  Read more

 
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5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Account Fraud

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

Cybercriminals are targeting small businesses with increasingly sophisticated attacks. Criminals use spoofed emails, malicious software spread through infected attachments and online social networks to obtain login credentials to businesses’ accounts, transfer funds from the accounts and steal private information, a fraud referred to as “corporate account takeover.” Combating account takeover is a shared responsibility between[…]  Read more

 
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8 Tips to Protect Your Identity

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

According to a recent study, more than 15 million U.S. consumers were victims of identity theft in 2016, up from nearly 2.4 million victims in 2015. As identity theft continues to be a major threat, FirstCapital Bank of Texas is offering tips to help consumers proactively protect their information from identity thieves. In honor of[…]  Read more

 
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12 Tips to Protect Your Mobile Device from Hackers

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

According to the Federal Reserve, more than two-thirds of the U.S. population owns a smartphone or internet-enabled device. As popularity among these devices continues to grow, FirstCapital Bank of Texas is highlighting 12 important steps that users can take to protect their devices from cyber threats. Customers use their smartphones for everything – whether it’s to[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Fiesta Jam

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

Are you looking for a weekend get-a-way this fall? Look no further than Marble Falls and its annual Fiesta Jam on the lake! As a nonprofit organization, Fiesta Jam is a three-day music and wine festival that helps raise funds for the Marble Falls Independent School District (MISD) and Harmony School of Creative Arts music[…]  Read more

 
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The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

*This blog piece has been copied directly from the Federal Trade Commission’s website. The original link can be found here. If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Regal Pet Resort

Posted by Hazel Halliburton

Since 2009, Regal Pet Resort in Lubbock has been treating its customers like royalty. Known as the largest luxurious pet resort in Texas, Regal Pet offers more than two acres of outdoor fun for your pet as well as over 11,000 square feet of resort space. “We know that your cat or dog is more[…]  Read more

 
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The Best Kind of Password: Strong and Unique

Posted by Sheryl Ryan

What makes a password strong? First, let’s talk about what’s not a strong password. The word “password.” Yes, people still use “password” as their password and it’s the worst possible option. Also, any words in the dictionary make weak passwords and should not be used because they’re easily decrypted and not complex.  For example, the[…]  Read more

 
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The Millennial Generation and Its Effect on the Mortgage Industry

Posted by Tami Randolph

The Millennial generation (often defined as those in the 18 – 34 age bracket) is forcing rapid changes in the mortgage industry. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center report, as the first generation of home buyers consisting of “digital natives,” Millennials are far less trusting of traditional institutions like big banks. And if lenders[…]  Read more

 
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How to Protect Your Loved One from Financial Abuse

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

Financial exploitation is one of the most common forms of abuse committed against older Americans. According to a Metlife study, an estimated $2.9 billion is lost annually to scams explicitly targeting seniors. The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging older Americans and their caregivers to join the fight against financial abuse and take active steps[…]  Read more

 
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