We truly cannot believe we got here. As of September 2022, Highlands Community Bank has been open for 20 years and we could not be more proud.[Read more…] about 20 Years Rooted in the Highlands
5 Easy Steps to Switch Banks
Small towns all over have been affected in various ways by the COVID-19 pandemic and other current events. For instance, some businesses sadly have had to close up shop, including local branches of big banks. This means many folks have been left without easy access to brick-and-mortar branches, so they can’t go to receive help in person. This has led many community members to question if they should look for a new bank altogether. You may wonder, “Is it easy to switch banks?”[Read more…] about 5 Easy Steps to Switch Banks
5 Tips on Buying a House in a Seller’s Market
So you’re thinking of buying a home! We understand you’re probably excited about it, but maybe you’re a little anxious, too. Just know that it’s completely normal to feel stressed or experience a rollercoaster of emotions, whether you’re a first-time home buyer or an experienced homebuyer. This is a big step in your life. Buying a house isn’t like other purchases, it takes a solid plan and a bit of luck – especially right now. The housing market is currently pretty intense, as we’ve been in the midst of a seller’s market. So in this blog, we’d like to share some helpful information and tips on how to buy a house.[Read more…] about 5 Tips on Buying a House in a Seller’s Market
Student Banking Tips for Back to School
It’s so exciting to venture out into the real world! Whether you’re a student or a parent of a student entering into a trade, going off on your own, or headed back to school, it’s a big step; a milestone worth celebrating. And with that sweet, newfound freedom comes certain responsibilities. Possibly the most important, yet rewarding part of this chapter of a student’s life is becoming more financially responsible. People always say it pays to handle your money wisely, and they’re absolutely right! That’s why we’d like to offer students some helpful back-to-school financial tips to start you off strong on your journey.[Read more…] about Student Banking Tips for Back to School
Loans vs. Lines of Credit: What is the Difference?
There are so many different words and phrases in banking that sometimes things can get confusing. Take loans and lines of credit for example. These two terms are often mentioned in the same breath, but what do they actually mean? And what do they have in common? In this blog, we’ll give you the scoop on these two important types of credit, and share how they can help you.[Read more…] about Loans vs. Lines of Credit: What is the Difference?
Small Business Spotlight: Hamilton Roots Plant Shop
Originally, plant parenting was just a hobby for Michele and Adam Kenny. Then the pandemic happened and the pair turned their hobby into a full-blown business. Highlands Community Bank has been honored with the opportunity to help the Hamilton Roots Plant Shop become rooted in the community. Now, Hamilton Roots Plant Shop is the place to go for those hard-to-find houseplants.[Read more…] about Small Business Spotlight: Hamilton Roots Plant Shop