Entries by Kelsey Wakeman

Students Spend Day Learning About Banking

by Megan Williams, Daily News Record During March, area high school seniors will spend time shadowing bankers at F&M Bank as part of Bank Day, a statewide effort sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association’s Education Foundation and the VBA Emerging Bank Leaders. The purpose of the day is to expose students to the banking industry […]

Staying Safe from Tax Scams

As people seek to file their tax returns this year, cybercriminals will be busy trying to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Citizens may learn they are victims only after having a legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed taxes in their name. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), […]

F&M Bank Participates in Scholarship Program

During March, Virginia high school seniors will have the opportunity to spend the day shadowing bankers at F&M Bank as part of Bank Day, a statewide effort sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Education Foundation and the VBA Emerging Bank Leaders. The purpose of the day is to expose students to the banking industry and provide […]

Have You Made These 5 Financial Resolutions?

By now, most people have made their resolutions for self-improvement in the new year. While the most popular resolutions tend to focus on physical health, the start of a new year is also a perfect time to prioritize your financial wellness. Ready to get started? Read on. 5 Ways to Up Your Money Game in […]

Fraud Alert for Debit Card Use in California

Over the weekend, F&M Bank received multiple notifications from our fraud detection system of a small number of our Virginia customers’ cards being used for fraudulent purposes in the state of California. Over the weekend, F&M Bank received multiple notifications from our fraud detection system of a small number of our Virginia customers’ cards being used for […]

How To Choose A Mortgage Lender: Community Banks vs Big Banks vs Brokers vs Digital Lenders

Who are the best mortgage lenders? This article will help you choose, but the answer ultimately depends on your particular circumstances and preferences. While tech savvy consumers may have no qualms about working with an online-only lender, other people prefer the kind of personalized service only a lender with physical locations can offer. Of course, […]