February 2016 Investment Update

Equity markets faltered in the first half of February before amassing some positive momentum in the later half of the month, buoyed by an increase in oil and an unexpected positive revision to. . .

Year-end Legislative Changes

Congress was very busy as 2015 came to a close. First, with essentially no warning and no hearings, the rules governing Social Security benefit claims for married couples were overhauled. . .

Retirement Facts that may be Fiction

There are enough books and other forms of guidance about retirement that one would expect to find all the advice necessary to secure a comfortable retirement. But not all of the advice and . . .

Think before tapping your 401k

Think hard before tapping into your Employer Sponsored Retirement Account balance

Chasing yield

The reason that the Bernie Madoff investment fraud continued for so long is that he didn’t promise investors that they would get rich quick. He promised steady returns without risk. An offer of. . .

January 2016 Investment Update

Equity markets began the year in disappointing fashion, experiencing their worst start since 2009. In recent months, stocks have exhibited a higher-than-normal correlation with the price of. . .

Changes in Tax Law

Tax season is officially back. It can be difficult to stay on top of changing regulations, so we thought the notice below may be of interest to you.

Scams: BEC

Business email compromise (BEC) scams are among the top fraud threats to corporate treasury and finance. Both the frequency of attempts and the total dollar amounts stolen have increased dramatically

Protect Your Data, Protect Your Business

Financial fraud through digital means is on the rise and there is no signs of it slowing down. Criminals continue to grow in sophistication, and are always inventing new and creative

EMV Chip Technology

In the coming months, when you receive a new credit or debit card from Union Bank, you may notice an added benefit on your card in the form of a tiny chip. We’re adding something called EMV technology

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