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Merger Letter

August 24th, 2015

Pinnacle Edge - Summer 2015

August 13th, 2015


Avoid the Scam: Card Cracking

May 27th, 2015
As appealing as the promise of ‘fast cash’ may seem, it is important to be aware of possible fraudulent behavior. The American Bankers Association advises its customers with these tips. 1. Be alert on social media. Young consumers are the target! 2. Be aware of easy money through online solicitation. ...


Pinnacle Edge Newsletter - Spring 2015

April 8th, 2015

Mobile Banking -- Innovation -- News

Getting Ready for the Real World: Financial Best Practices Every Young Adult Should Know

October 9th, 2014
ICBA and the nation’s community banks provide tips and advice for young adults on practical financial advice they should know Since the majority of college students have headed back to campus for the fall semester, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and the nation’s more than 6,500 community banks ...

Top 10 Money Tips Every Freshman Should Know

October 2nd, 2014
With another academic year beginning, the American Bankers Association has released ten money-saving tips to help college students get an early start on the path to a secure financial future. Pinnacle Bank wants all of our young customers to have a strong foundation in money management, and the American Bankers ...

Improving Financial Literacy: What Can Parents Do?

September 25th, 2014
Amid the big activities and special events, parents often ask, what can I be doing at home to improve the financial literacy of my own family? What should I be doing at home, especially if I’m not a financial expert myself, to start my kids off on the right financial ...

Making Money Management Fun: Personal Finance Tips for Tweens

September 19th, 2014
ICBA and the nation’s community banks provide tips and advice for parents to talk to their middle school-aged children about personal finances, money management As the Back to School season swings into high gear, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and Pinnacle Bank encourage financial education stakeholders to continue ...

Estate Planning Documents Every Adult Needs

August 13th, 2014
Estate plans are often perceived as exclusive investments for the wealthy; however, they are important for any adult with assets in their name. More than 50% of American adults do not have an estate plan in place, but we want our customers to know how simple it is to invest ...

Seven Rules for Saving Money

July 23rd, 2014
Whether you’re an accountant, a teacher or a C-suite executive, everyone should understand the importance of saving for the future or for possible unexpected expenditures. Saving is vital, no matter where you live, what your occupation is or how much money you make. We’d like to walk our customers through ...

June is Elder Abuse Month

June 16th, 2014
Those who came before us have done so much to secure and enhance our futures, and they deserve to be safe, secure and protected. According to a recent study done by MetLife Mature Market Institute, around 2 million senior citizens fall victim to financial crimes and exploitation resulting in more ...

Planning for Your Parents' Financial Future

April 24th, 2014
Getting older is a fact of life, and for many of us with aging parents, conversations about planning for their financial future can be awkward and uncomfortable. As Pinnacle Bank Chief Credit Officer David Weaver explains, “Over the years, as I watched family members struggle to deal with all of ...

IRS Dirty Dozen | Scams 10, 11 & 12

March 27th, 2014
For the past few weeks, Pinnacle Bank been letting our customers know about the IRS’ “Dirty Dozen” list. So far, we’ve brought you the nine top schemes and scams, and now we have the final three: Falsely Claiming Zero Wages or Using False Form 1099 -By filing false information on ...

IRS Dirty Dozen | Scams 7, 8 & 9

March 17th, 2014
We’re halfway through the IRS’ “Dirty Dozen” list! As we head into tax season, we at Pinnacle Bank want to make sure that you’re equipped with the latest information to protect you from these common schemes. Impersonation of Charitable Organizations -After major disasters, scam artists are likely to impersonate charities ...

IRS Dirty Dozen | Scams 4, 5 & 6

March 13th, 2014
With tax season approaching, we at Pinnacle Bank want to make sure that you are aware of all the ways thieves and criminals may try to obtain sensitive financial information so that you can properly protect yourself. Last week we introduced three schemes and scams that the IRS has identified ...

IRS Dirty Dozen | Top 3 Scams

March 5th, 2014
Tax scams come in many shapes and sizes, and the Internal Revenue Service has recently released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list to remind taxpayers to protect themselves against a wide range of scams and schemes. The “Dirty Dozen” lists common tax scams that can occur at any time but that ...

That’s a lot to chew on

January 23rd, 2014
Big banks are always hungry for your money! Big fees, big wait times and big bureaucracy mean less time spent on each individual customer. So why not choose a local bank, like Pinnacle Bank SC, who believes in taking things a bite at a time? As a community bank, we ...