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Beware: Coronavirus Scams are on the Rise

  Beware: Coronavirus Scams are on the Rise   The recent news and events surrounding the Coronavirus have offered many challenges to our daily lives, one of which is the potential for scammers to take advantage of people’s emotions during these times.  Cybercriminals may use email, fraudulent websites, or social media to exploit people searchingRead more

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March is National Credit Education Month

March is National Credit Education Month, and for both individuals and businesses, building and maintaining a solid credit score is important. After all, a strong credit score will help you be successful in areas ranging from renting property to applying for a loan. The following, are a few simple tips to help you or yourRead more

An Investment in Workplace Culture Can Lead to Long Term Success

More and more businesses are investing in company culture and there’s a good reason why. Research shows that a strong employee culture can influence organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, all while having a huge impact on a company’s bottom line. Here are four reasons why investing in your company’s culture can haveRead more

Don’t Abbreviate 2020. It Could Cost You BIG

2020 is finally here. As we embark on this exciting new decade, we are faced with a unique set of challenges. Scammers have discovered a simple way to forge legal documents and are looking to take advantage of unsuspecting people. Good news is you can protect yourself by following one easy tip: Stop abbreviating theRead more

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Reasons to Stop and Consider a HELOC

If you’re a homeowner and are contemplating any future endeavors that may require additional funding, look no further. A home equity line of credit (HELOC) can provide many advantages over other types of loans. Lower Interest Rates HELOC’s are secured against the value of your home and will offer lower rates than unsecured loans suchRead more

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Give Thanks by Giving Back

From our humble beginnings, Bank of Southern California’s mission has always been to make a difference in Southern California communities by providing the best in class resources and solutions to local businesses and organizations. Beyond our services, we also make it our responsibility to help fuel the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of our local marketsRead more

12 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device

In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness month, Bank of Southern California is providing twelve techniques for keeping your mobile device safe and secure. Smart phones provide convenient access to personal email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, they can also provide the same convenient access for criminals. To help keep you and your personal informationRead more

5 Tips to Protect Your Business from Email Scams

In conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness month, Bank of Southern California is sharing tips to help protect your business from email compromise scams. In these scams, cybercriminals gain access to an employee’s legitimate business email through social engineering or computer intrusion. They impersonate the employee and instruct others to transfer funds on their behalf. ToRead more

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Making Wellness In The Workplace A Priority

The average person will spend approximately 1/3 of their life at work, so it is safe to say that the workplace can have a huge impact on quality of life. Some of the challenges many individuals face are finding the time to integrate physical fitness into their daily routine and focusing on mental and emotional health.Read more

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Signs Your Small Business Is Ready For Financing

Even without a pressing need for increased funds, it could be the right time to consider applying for a greater small business loan. Whether you’re planning for further expansion with additional staff or greater office space to house more inventory, a small business loan can provide the capital you need to take your company toRead more