Yesterday afternoon, some of our clients experienced intermittent issues while trying to use their Fremont Bank debit card, leading to the inability to complete purchases or ATM transactions.  While this did not impact all clients, we are providing additional information regarding the situation.

7/3/2019 10:50:29 AM | with 0 comments
Please be advised that a number of our clients have reported receiving calls about their debit cards. These calls appear to be coming from 510-792-2300, which is a valid Fremont Bank phone number, but these calls are not being made by Fremont Bank. The call seems to be an automated message, validating the last 4 digits of the client’s card number, and requesting the security code from the back of the card.
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6/14/2019 9:02:30 AM | with 0 comments
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In years past, Fremont Bank has donated to American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events throughout the Bay Area. This year, we’re taking it one step further and sponsoring the event with the largest contribution we’ve ever made.
 
 
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Business loans are a valuable tool for small business owners to help with the purchase of equipment and inventory, refinancing debt, and handling day to day costs. But what do you need for a business loan to be approved? In this post, we're sharing a few tips will help you prepare before applying.
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There's no doubt that the thought of buying a home without debt is an attractive one. If you have the funds available, it might seem like the best financial plan. However, there are some drawbacks that you'll want to consider before sinking a large amount of cash into a new home.
 
Posted by: Christina Valdez, Marketing Specialist I, Associate Since 2015
4/17/2019 3:04:33 PM | with 0 comments
It’s tax time again which means that tax scams are on the rise. Currently, scammers are impersonating IRS employees and have stolen millions of dollars and personal information by targeting taxpayers. To help ensure you don’t get conned, read more below about the IRS protocols so you can determine whether you have been contacted from an actual IRS associate or not.
 
Posted by: Mark Rhodes-Ousley, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Associate Since 2012
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As a financial partner committed to the defense of your private information, we wanted to make you aware that we are taking extra precautions to mitigate threats of a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme.
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Posted by: Jenny Telles, Online Marketing Manager, Associate Since 2002
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Recently, we’ve seen an increase in card skimming. Card skimming is a popular way for thieves to steal your card information and gain access to your money. 
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A phone scam targeting taxpayers has made its way to all 50 states around the country. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), nearly 3,000 people have already become victims, scammed out of more than $14 million. 
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