Investment Real Estate: Which Type of Investor are You?

In the bustling world of investment real estate, there are many mixed messages going around which can lead to many questions on behalf of a prospective investment borrower: What types of real estate should I invest in? What do banks want from me? Will I need a mortgage loan or a commercial loan? Should I just flip this property? Should […]

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Andrew W. Hasley Elected to FHLBank Pittsburgh Board

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24, 2020 – Andrew (Andy) W. Hasley, President of Standard Bank, has been elected by the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank Pittsburgh) in accordance with the rules of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to fill a vacant Pennsylvania member director position. Effective Jan. 23, 2020, Mr. Hasley will fill the unexpired […]

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$4,000 Grant to Support Local Business Scholarships with PowerLink

Greensburg, Pa. – The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $4,000 grant to PowerLink (Westmoreland County). The mission of Powerlink is to assist second-stage companies in growing their business and taking it to the next level with education and advisory resources. Powerlink has helped more than 1,000 companies since 1992, and they continue to expand […]

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2019 Business Appreciation

We Appreciate Our Business Partners   You may know that each Spring we hold our special Customer Appreciation Days to thank our personal checking, savings, and loan customers for their business as well as to increase community engagement. However, we felt our business customers needed their own event, because their business is just as important! And what better holiday to […]

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The Benefits of an Advisory Bank for Your Business

Whether you are a startup entrepreneur or a well-established mature company, partnering with the right bank, and the right relationship manager, can help propel your business beyond just financing. In the Pittsburgh area, there are banks on every corner, and they all want your business. However, it’s up to you to choose the bank that helps your business succeed long-term. […]

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Social Engineering: Are Your Employees Prepared?

Social Engineering, by Oxford definition, is “the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.” This devious approach to acquiring information is often overlooked because it can range from a polite five minute “sales” call to a more in-depth, multi-prong scam involving several of your employees and a team […]

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