NEW LOOK? YES. NEW BANK? NO.
Dear Valued Customers and Community Members,
You may have noticed that the bank is transitioning to a new look. First National Bank has been part of the community for the last 107 years, and our longevity, stability and experience have always been some of our greatest strengths. We’ve refreshed our logo because we also want our customers to know that we are a contemporary bank, evolving to better serve you. We continue to offer the technology you’ve come to expect in our increasingly mobile and online world.
We are changing our tagline to reflect the fact that we are a community bank, and community is the cornerstone of all our decisions. We are still the bank of opportunity and we still look forward to serving all generations.
Some of you also may have noticed that we’re not calling ourselves First National Bank of Hartford. We are not dropping “of Hartford” from our legal name, but we are starting to say just “First National Bank” for two reasons. First, because we think it’s simpler, but primarily because we wanted to make sure that people in Slinger, Richfield and other surrounding communities know that the bank is available to them, even if they’re not in Hartford. We have been in the Hartford community for more 100 years and our support for Hartford has not changed. It is really meant to be more inclusive of all of our customers.
What hasn’t changed is our dedication to the high level of customer service that has been a mainstay of the bank. In addition, there are no changes to the actual operations of our bank, the staff, services offered, or our mission. We are simply introducing a new look with a heightened focus on connecting with our customers and our community. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and we thank you for being such a big part of who we are. We look forward to serving you for another 100 years!
President & CEO
First National Bank
WBA Statement on the Heartbleed Bug’s
effect on bank customers
Statement on the Heartbleed Bug’s effect on bank customers from Rose Oswald Poels, president/CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association
WBA Press Release, April 10, 2014
“Consumers are protected from unauthorized transactions by their banks despite the far-reaching effects of the Heartbleed Bug. Banks use many different systems to protect customers’ information including rigorous security standards, encryption, and fraud detection software.
Financial institutions in Wisconsin are examining their systems with a fine-toothed comb and are applying security patches and updating encryption keys where needed. In many cases, internet banking applications are not impacted by this bug. Most financial institutions have a layer of security that prevents this type of exploitation while others don’t even use OpenSSl so this vulnerability isn’t an issue for them.
We do encourage consumers to be vigilant and review their accounts. Any unusual activity should be reported to their bank as soon as possible.
Consumers need to also be aware of phishing scams that may try to take advantage of the typical security concerns that could arise with news of the Heartbleed Bug. Do not respond to emails with links claiming that your account is in jeopardy. If you do have concerns with any service provider due to the Heartbleed Bug, WBA encourages you to contact those businesses directly to avoid becoming a victim of a scam.”
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