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The More You Learn, The More You Earn

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

This summer, Falcon International Bank wants to congratulate and honor all Laredo graduates— including the six Falcon Bank employees who recently graduated with their bachelor’s and master’s degrees!

 

Since 1996, about 10 percent of Falcon’s employees have taken part in the bank’s tuition reimbursement program. Any full-time employee is eligible for the program, which reimburses tuition for work-related courses at a community college or university.

 

“I’m so grateful for Falcon’s support as I pursued a higher education,” says Jaclyn de la Viña-Mendez, vice president, who has been with the bank for 15 years. “I was able to obtain a bachelor’s and a master’s degree with little to no debt. Now I hope to give back to the bank by using what I learned.”  

 

The program was borne out of the late Hugo A. Gutierrez, Sr.’s belief in the importance of education.

 

“Dad taught us young to work with our hands,” says Adolfo Gutierrez, chairman of the board. “He was proud of what he knew and of what we learned from him in the electrical trade. He never pushed us to do one thing over another."

 

“However,” Mr. Gutierrez continues with a laugh, “his timing was impeccable. He always asked us about continuing our education or trade when we were sweating in Laredo’s summer heat. Essentially, he was asking if we would rather work in an air-conditioned office or on top of 20-foot scaffolding in what seemed to be 130 degrees.”

 

Mr. Gutierrez remembers his father saying, “As your dad, the best thing I can do for you is provide you with an education. The rest is up to you.”

 

Falcon’s tuition reimbursement program is a natural extension of this philosophy, and Mr. Gutierrez knows his father would be proud of this year’s graduates.

 

“As my father always used to say, ‘The more you learn, the more you earn!’”

Falcon FastPay: A Product Built for Today’s Speeds

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

This month, Falcon International Bank is excited to introduce Falcon FastPay, an innovative solution that transfers money from person to person (P2P) in near real time.

 

Here’s how it works: Imagine you want to reimburse a friend for dinner on Friday night, or send funds to a child away at college. To access Falcon FastPay, just log in to Falcon’s online banking system on your mobile device or computer, and select Fast P2P under the Transfers tab. You can send money to anyone with a debit card and U.S. bank account using their phone number or email address. Every transaction is securely authorized before execution, and no registration is required. The recipient will simply receive a link via text or email to accept the funds; once they do, the transaction will be complete.

 

Because Falcon FastPay uses debit cards to transfer money, the transaction occurs almost instantly. Even popular mobile payment services such as Venmo, which is owned by PayPal, take several days to transfer funds from the digital wallet into your bank account.

 

“Our customers are looking for solutions that are fast, secure, and keep up with the pace of everyday life,” says Gilbert Narvaez, Jr., president and CEO. “We’re pleased to say that Falcon FastPay does just that.”

 

Committed to providing customers with the latest technology to streamline their banking experience, Falcon is proud to be the only bank in Laredo offering this service.

June Banker of the Month

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Aurora Rocha
Aurora Rocha is the Banker of the Month for June. She is a great asset to our Lending Department at our Downtown Branch. Congratulations Aurora!

May Banker of the Month

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Roberto Paez
Congratulations to Roberto Paez from our Wires department on being named May's Banker of the Month. Keep up the great work!

Brownsville Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Brownsville Branch

Brownsville celebrated the opening of their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony. You can visit our new Falcon Branch located at 1805 N. Expressway 77. Congratulations Brownsville! 
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