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How to Choose the Right Mortgage

Choosing the right mortgage for you can feel daunting. Learn more, and get tips and a

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Digital Banking Safety Tips

Make banking from your smartphone or device more convenient and straightforward.

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Fight Fraud With Positive Pay

Positive Pay is offered to our business customers as part of our Treasury Services.

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General

Navigating 2024 Tax Deductions and Credits in Michigan

We’ve collected the most important tax deductions and credits for you to know.

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loans

What Is A USDA Rural Development Home Loan?

Federal backing of home loans offers% down payment mortgages.

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How To Start Saving For Retirement

About 1 in 5 people age 59+ don’t have a retirement account.

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Holiday Budgeting Tips: 8 Ways to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Eight ways to avoid overspending on gifts, food and drink, travel, and more.

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Holiday Savings

For many of us, November and December kick off a season...

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Things to Consider When Buying a Second Home

Learn more about additional items to consider before making your purchase.

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Why Buy a Second Home in Michigan?

Still on the fence, read more about things to consider when buying a second home.

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Where to Buy a Vacation Home in Michigan: Top Lakeshore Destinations

Make the wisest investment that also meets your goals for the perfect vacation home.

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Can you spot a phishing scam?

The Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers...

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A Dose of Cybersecurity Measures: 10 Tips to Enhance Cybersecurity for Your Small Business

In today’s always-connected world, cybersecurity threats are top of mind...

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Student Loan Repayments Resume in October, Are You Ready?

As advocates for financial wellness, we want you to be prepared.

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Enjoy Your Weekend, but Send the Scammers Phishing Elsewhere

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and the start of fall.

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loans

Loan Origination Triggers: How to Stop Mortgage Loan Solicitations

Do you find yourself inundated with unsolicited sales calls, texts...

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life goals

What is A Wealth Manager and Do I Need One?

Making decisions that protect your most valuable financial assets.

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fraud

Simple Tips To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

More than one million cases of identity theft were reported in 2022...

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How Much Money Do I Need to Buy A House?

Buying your first home is a big milestone. It’s an exciting process, but...

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5 Ways to Be a Savvier Saver

Things you can do to ensure you have room in your budget for savings,

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7 Financial Resolutions for A Successful New Year

Financial changes that can lead to improvements!

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BUDGETING

How To Create A Budget And Stick With It

How to create and stick with a budget.

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Getting Your Small Business Ready for the Holidays

Ten tips will help you transform your business for holiday shopping.

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Online Shopping Safety Tips for the Holidays

The holiday shopping season is upon us and with that brings scammers...

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WEST SHORE BANK TEAM

Working Behind the Screen: Meet Your Local PTM Staff

PTM Personal Bankers are local, working right here in our community.

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FRAUD

Banks Never Ask That

Can you spot a phishing scam?

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LOANS

Best Deals: 2nd Home Financing

When it comes to financing a second home, we have you covered.

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Learn More About West Shore Bank's Bridge Loan

An option that can provide more control over your equity and your timeline.

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We are Making Changes to our Overdraft Fees!

At West Shore Bank, we understand budgets can be tight and mistakes happen...

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Helping the Environment with Digital Banking

Did you know that digital banking also helps the environment...

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Things To Consider When Choosing a Checking Account

If you’re looking for a new checking account, look no further!

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West Shore Bank Receives Money Smarts Banking Award for Financial Literacy Education

West Shore Bank was named one of the top extraordinary banks.

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April is National Community Banking Month

When you invest in us, you invest in your community.

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Spring Has Sprung and So Should Your Savings!

Spruce up your finances with these timely tips to get started.

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Guard More Than Your Heart This Valentine's Day

In 2021, Americans lost $547 million to romance scams.

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5 Reasons to Use Your Digital Wallet

5 other reasons why you should start using a digital wallet today!