First Brandon National Bank has earned 5-Star rating

first_imgFirst Brandon National Bank, Brandon Vermont has earned a 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm. Five-stars denotes the absolute highest level of banking performance.First Brandon National Bank has earned the coveted 5-star rating for six consecutive quarters. (The award is based on an analysis of current financial data supplied by federal regulators, supplemented by historical data.)“We constantly receive phone calls from people worried about where they are putting their money; and with good reason,” noted Karen Dorway, president of the research firm. “With rouge institutions popping up on the Internet and elsewhere, many falsely claiming to be FDIC insured, it’s important to know there are still principled people running good, solid banks. First Brandon National Bank is one of those banks…a bank you can have confidence in.”First Brandon National Bank has been servicing the needs of its neighbors and friends in Rutland County for 141 years. Established in 1863, it now operates through four conveniently located offices in Brandon, Pittsford, and West Rutland.First Brandon National Bank: “Your 5-Star Community Bank.”last_img read more

Break barriers, build relationships, and be the credit union difference

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Scenario One: You’re standing in line and strike up a conversation with the gal in front of you, Anne. You share that your deepest desire is to become a proficient hiker. As you’re waiting for your order, Anne offers you two choices: would you rather have advice on local hiking trails or $100? Which option do you take? Most likely you would select the $100. After all, Anne is a complete stranger.Scenario Two: You have had several conversations with Anne over the course of several weeks and find out that Anne is an avid, experienced, and expert mountaineer. Again she offers you two options: professional hiking advice or $100. Now which alternative do you take? While $100 is still attractive, I would bet that you would think twice about the decision.What is the difference? The difference is the personal rapport the two of you have built over several conversations about hiking. What would happen if credit unions were able to keenly focus on building personal relationships that foster trust, support, and consistent reliability within their community by relating to one person at a time? What kind of impact would we, as an industry, have over our competitors? continue reading »last_img read more