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Prestige Club Newsletter

February/March 2018

At Iowa Trust and Savings Bank we have made an important investment and commitment to our customers’ financial future:

Our bank is pleased to announce that as of 10/17/2017, Iowa Trust and Savings Bank has transitioned  www.itsb-iowa.com of its online presence to the new domain, www.iowatrust.bank. We will be using the  www.iowatrust.bank address from now on. We see this as an important change allowing us to create a trusted, verified, more secure and easily identifiable location on the internet for you to conduct your business with us.

Our new  www.iowatrust.bank address provides robust security and meets strict verification requirements that will reduce the risk of cyber threats and enable us to build a high-trust, industry leading environment for our customers that can be easily identified with our business. Through this change, we believe Iowa Trust and Savings Bank can offer you the enhanced level of service and security you deserve. We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you in any way. Our knowledgeable representatives are ready to assist you at our Centerville and Moravia locations.

 

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Prestige Club Members

Join Us At Our Next Prestige Club Meeting

Introduction to Calligraphy  (beautiful writing) course, Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 from 1:30-4:00 p.m.  

Located at Westbridge Inn & Suites Conference Room, 117 N. 18th St. Centerville, IA 52544   (The Old Motel 60)

 

Iowa Trust and Savings Bank will be offering a free Calligraphy course taught by Centerville artist and native Nancy Bennett.

 

This introductory beautiful writing course will include an overview of calligraphy as well as an introduction of calligraphy tools and papers. Also in this course Nancy will show students beginning chancery italic and applicable beginning layout principles. Students should bring a quote that they would like to design (no more than 10 words). Students will execute this work in class and will be able to take home their calligraphy piece from the class. All materials provided. Snacks and drinks will also be provided.

 

Please R.S.V.P. for this class by March 6th, 2018 (So we can accurately plan for materials). You can R.S.V.P. by 1) signing up at the bank or 2) by calling the bank at 641-437-4500. You may also email dharvey@iowatrust.bank to sign up as well! We hope you take advantage of this one of a kind course only for Prestige Club members!

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Tips for Your Digital Security

 

SplashData recently published its annual list of the worst passwords of the year, which was based on more than five million passwords that were leaked by hackers in 2017. SplashData estimates that almost 10% of people have used at least one of the 25 worst passwords on the list – which   includes “123456,” “password,” and “qwerty” (as well as the somewhat puzzling, “monkey”).

 

With a 2016 Pew Research Center survey on cybersecurity habits supporting that many Americans do not follow cybersecurity best practices, and that 64% of respondents have personally experienced a major data breach, Iowa Trust and Savings Bank encourages you to take the following precautions for your digital security:

 

1) Use a different password for each online account.

2) Avoid sharing passwords to your online accounts with anyone, even family and friends.

3) Use a password manager to securely store all of your passwords so you can create complex passwords (knowing you don’t have to remember them).

4) To protect your phone from being compromised, always install updates to your smartphone’s apps or operating system.

5) Use a screen lock or other security features on your phone to block unwanted access.

6) Regularly back up your data, in case of a disaster.

7) Enable multi-factor authentication where available.

8) Close accounts you don’t use, including social media accounts.

 

And make sure your password isn’t easy to guess! Experts recommend that all of your online passwords use a mix of characters, including numbers, capital letters and spaces. Using a phrase, versus a word, is also a good way to have a safe and unique password.

 

Additional tips from Iowa Trust and Savings Bank

 -Avoid suspicious emails or telephone calls. When in doubt it is always best to contact the company through their own official channels.

 -Keep a record of your account numbers and the contact information for each card issuer or creditor in case something happens.

-Never sign a blank check or debit slip.

-Destroy old cards by shredding or cutting them up, making sure to fully destroy account number and magnetic strip.

-Look up and compare your monthly statements to your old receipts and go over each purchase to make sure there is no fraudulent activity. Be sure to alert us right away if you suspect fraudulent activity!