Colonial in the Community – Fall 2018

Colonial takes an immense amount of pride in serving our local communities. Whether it be providing grants to benefit underprivileged individuals, volunteering at area events or providing homebuyer and banking education, Colonial ...
One of the most common of these financial options is a Veterans Affairs mortgage, better known as a VA loan. All too often, however, veterans and active-duty military members have lingering questions about exactly what a VA loan is and who is eligible for it.

VA Loans 101 

Serving as a member of the United States Military can be one of the most arduous and difficult jobs imaginable. In return, many financial organizations have gone out of their way to provide active and retired members of the military ...
Mobile banking apps might save you a trip to your bank, but you should be aware they also come with innate security risks. Here are some practical steps you can take to protect your personal information and finances from criminals.

Security Tips for Mobile Banking 

Mobile banking apps might save you a trip to your bank, but you should be aware they also come with innate security risks. Here are some practical steps you can take to protect your personal information and finances from criminals. Avoid ...
Having your affairs in order is incredibly important no matter your age, and a big part of that puzzle is having life insurance.

Why Life Insurance is Important 

Life insurance can be a difficult thing to talk about. Considering that it is less about you and more about the people and responsibilities you will leave behind when you die, not to mention to morbidity of the discussion in general, ...
Before taking the leap, learn more about what it means to refinance your loan and whether or not it’s right for you.

Should You Refinance Your Home?

If you are a homeowner, chances are you’ve received emails or physical mail advising you to refinance your mortgage, but many Americans don’t understand exactly what this process entails. Before taking the leap, learn more ...
One of the biggest challenges homebuyers face is the ability to save enough money for a down payment. Rent prices continue to rise, which adds to the difficulty of trying to save.

All About the HomeReady® Mortgage Program

One of the biggest challenges homebuyers face is the ability to save enough money for a down payment. Rent prices continue to rise, which adds to the difficulty of trying to save. What many people struggling to save for a down ...
Whether your business is just starting or has been running strong for years, there is one thing you should do right away if you haven’t already: separate your personal and business financials. It can be tempting to keep your money all in one place, but in reality it can open you up to trouble. The following suggestions will help you keep everything straight.

Keeping Business and Personal Finances Separate

Whether your business is just starting or has been running strong for years, there is one thing you should do right away if you haven’t already: separate your personal and business financials. It can be tempting to keep your ...
Maybe the home you are considering has the space you need but just needs a few upgrades to be the ideal home for you and your family. Fortunately, Colonial offers a program that allows homebuyers to immediately improve a property upon purchase with our Purchase Plus Improvement Loan.

Make Upgrades to Your New Home with Colonial’s Purchase Plus Loan

When searching for the ideal home, there are a few things that can make or break your decision to submit an offer. If hosting barbeques for family and friends is important, you’re going to want to find a home that has the backyard ...
Is it time you started gaining interest on the money you have in the bank? If you are receiving a tax refund and want to start this year on the right foot financially, or you’re just looking for a way to put your money to work for you, an interest-bearing checking account from Colonial may be just the thing you’re looking for.

Interest Checking: A Checking Account That Works FOR You

Is it time you started gaining interest on the money you have in the bank? If you are receiving a tax refund and want to start this year on the right foot financially, or you’re just looking for a way to put your money to work ...
Take a look at the two types of policies and be sure to speak to an expert to decide if you need additional insurance for what may lie ahead.

Short Term vs. Long Term Disability Insurance

When you filled out your insurance enrollment last year, it’s possible that your company gave you the option to contribute to short-term and long-term disability insurance (or maybe you’re lucky enough that your company covers ...