Maryland Business Tax Credits and Incentives for the 2016 Filing Season

March 14, 2016

It’s tax season in Maryland! Here’s what you need to know about Maryland business tax credits and incentives for the 2016 filing season. Who Must File All corporations and associations with income allocable to the State of Maryland are required to file an income tax return with the state on Form 500. The corporate tax […]

Part 2 – Consumers’ and Retailers’ Guide to Mobile Payments: Mobile Wallets

March 7, 2016

  This is part two of a four-part series. Missed the first post? Check out Part 1: Consumers’ and Retailers’ Guide to Mobile Payments before you read on. Now that you know the benefits and technology of mobile payments, how do you know which option is best for you? Mobile wallet technology allows consumers to […]

Partnerships that Matter: Baking Up Success with Baked by Yael

February 3, 2016

Can great banking make great baking possible? In the case of Revere Bank and Baked by Yael, the answer is yes! Thanks to Revere Bank, Baked by Yael opened its first brick and mortar store last year. Yael Krigman is the businesswoman responsible for D.C.’s hottest new sweets spot. The lawyer-turned-baker started as an online […]

Part 1 – Consumers’ and Retailers’ Guide to Mobile Payments

January 20, 2016

You use your smartphone for everything – why not use it as a wallet, too? Mobile wallets are popping up everywhere and are expected to become a primary form of payment over the next few years. Major retailers like McDonalds, Target and Staples are already accepting mobile payments and many smaller merchants are following suit […]

Glossary of Terms: Commercial Banking

December 22, 2015

Have you ever had a conversation with your banker and felt as though he or she were speaking a different language? Banking terminology can be confusing, especially to people who are new to the commercial banking world. Read on for definitions of common commercial banking terms, so the next time you talk to your banker, […]

7 Ways to Spend Less, Stress Less and Celebrate More this Holiday Season

December 3, 2015

It’s the holiday season! That means it’s time to get together and celebrate with family and friends. It also means it’s time to spend money – on food, presents, travel, decorations and more. Holiday spending can be incredibly stressful, but you don’t have to let holiday expenses add up and drag you down. Avoid financial […]

EMV Chip Cards: What Retailers and Consumers Need to Know Now

November 10, 2015

The Payment Networks’ Liability Shift (PNLS) associated with EuroPay, Mastercard® and Visa (EMV) credit and debit cards – already adopted by Europe, Canada, Latin America and the Asian/Pacific region – took effect in the United States on October 1, 2015. As a result, global payment card and point of sale (POS) technology requirements are changing […]

Differences between Bank and Credit Union Lending

October 26, 2015

There are many kinds of financial institutions in today’s market— how do you determine which is the best fit for your financial needs? There are distinct differences between banks and credit unions that people need to consider before choosing, especially if they are business owners in need of financing. What is a bank? A bank […]

Elder Financial Abuse: What it is and How to Protect your Loved Ones

October 21, 2015

What is elder financial abuse? As the population ages, seniors are increasingly becoming targets of financial abuse. People over the age of 50 control 70% of the nation’s wealth, and those who are frail or otherwise vulnerable may be susceptible to scams and other forms of financial exploitation. A recent report estimated that the elderly […]

Account Hijacking: Types and Prevention

September 14, 2015

What is Account Hijacking? Account hijacking occurs when criminals obtain your user name and password and gain access to your online banking accounts without your knowledge. With this information they could wipe out your funds in a matter of hours. The two most prevalent ways criminals hijack personal accounts are through phishing and spyware. Phishing. […]