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LULAC Council 12 awards Adolfo E. Gutierrez with Tejano Achiever Award

Saturday, 01 November 2014

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LULAC Council No. 12 held their 12th Annual Tejano Achievers award recognition and dinner on October 30, 2014 at the Laredo Country Club. Among those recognized was Falcon's own Adolfo E. Gutierrez, Cheif Executive Officer. 

Since 1995, local LULAC No. 12 member Pitin Guajardo organized the Tejano Achievers to honor prominent local, area and state civic and community leaders.

"These leaders served as role models for todays youth for their achievements, accom-plishments and contributions to preserve our Tejano culture, values and goodwill towards others," announced Adolfo "Popo" Gonzalez, chair-person for the Tejano Achievers committee of LULAC Council No. 12.

LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States.

Jessica Arredondo has been named Falcon Bank's Banker of the Month for October!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Falcon Bank is pleased to recognize the Banker of the Month for October 2014, Jessica Arredondo! Jessica works in the Bookkeeping Department at the East Branch in Laredo. She has been with Falcon Bank for over fourteen years. Congratulations to Jessica!

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Falcon Bank Recognizes Adriana Vega as Banker of the Third-Quarter for the South Central Region!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Adriana Vega has been selected as the Employee of the Third-Quarter 2014 for the South Central Region. Adriana is a Financial Service Representative at our Stone Oak Branch in San Antonio and has been a member of the Falcon family for over three years. Congratulations again to Adriana!

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Jose Cadena has been named Falcon Bank's Banker of the Month for September!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Falcon Bank is pleased to recognize the Banker of the Month for September 2014, Jose Cadena! Joe works in the Accounting Department at the Falcon Headquarters in Laredo. Joe has been with Falcon Bank for over eight years. Congratulations to Joe!

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FDIC Consumer News: Tips on Preparing Financially for a Stressful Life Event

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

No one wants to think about it, but everyone needs to plan for stressful life events that include disability or death. The latest issue of FDIC Consumer News features tips on preparing financially for such events, plus basic strategies for helping family members or others who are facing a personal hardship. The Summer 2014 edition also reports on enhancements to the FDIC Web pages explaining deposit insurance, tips for rebounding from a bad credit history, and basics to know about new credit and debit cards that contain a computer chip for added security. Here's an overview of what is in this issue:

Are your finances ready for a stressful life event? The newsletter discusses a variety of precautions consumers can take, ranging from building a rainy day fund (to help get through a difficult period without having to take out a loan or borrow from retirement savings) to steps that will make it easier for loved ones to find important documents and manage financial affairs in an emergency. Also included are tips for people who may suddenly become responsible for managing someone else's money, and what to know about scams that target the ill, the elderly or others facing a serious personal challenge.

The FDIC enhances deposit insurance information online: Each year, millions of consumers come to the FDIC's Web site to learn about their deposit insurance. Our new, improved site at www.fdic.gov/deposit brings all of the agency's deposit insurance material together in one easily accessible place. And, it offers two new videos and two new online tools that will help depositors better understand their insurance coverage. Of course, you can always call the FDIC at 1-877-ASK-FDIC -- that is 1-877-275-3342 -- to get answers from a deposit insurance specialist.

Five tips to help rebound from a bad credit history: For people grappling with a history of debt payment problems, improving their credit record may seem like a daunting task. FDIC Consumer News offers five suggestions that can help increase the chances of qualifying for better loan terms, lower insurance rates and perhaps even a new job or apartment.

New credit and debit cards that contain a computer chip: Some U.S. consumers have received a new credit or debit card from their financial institution that contains a computer chip, while others can expect to receive one by late 2015. The microchip makes it less likely that a payment card will be used for a fraudulent transaction in person, such as at a store, but consumers still need to be on guard against fraudulent purchases online, over the phone or by mail. The FDIC newsletter discusses what the transition to chip cards means for consumers, including getting used to new payment terminals at stores.

The goal of FDIC Consumer News is to deliver timely, reliable and innovative tips and information about financial matters, free of charge. The Summer 2014 edition can be read or printed at www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsum14. To find current and past issues, visit www.fdic.gov/consumernews or request paper copies by contacting the FDIC's Public Information Center toll-free at 1-877-275-3342, by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by writing to the FDIC Public Information Center, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, Room E-1002, Arlington, VA 22226.

To receive an e-mail about each new issue of the quarterly FDIC Consumer News with links to stories, go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

The FDIC encourages financial institutions, government agencies, consumer organizations, educators, the media and anyone else to help make the tips and information in FDIC Consumer News widely available. The publication may be reprinted in whole or in part without permission. Please credit FDIC Consumer News. Organizations also may link to or mention the FDIC Web site.

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 6,730 as of March 31, 2014. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars — insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-70-2014

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