By Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank
This time of year we are busy getting ready for the holidays, preparing special dinner menus, making plans with friends and family, and decorating our homes.
And, if your children have already made their lists, you have probably started shopping!
The holiday season is a wonderful time for many families, so it may be hard to believe that there are parents in North Jersey who don’t know if they will be able to fill their children’s stockings. And there are children wondering if there will be any gifts to open this year.
By Stewart McClure, Regional President
Some people view a reverse mortgage
as a valuable retirement planning tool. Others are more skeptical. It’s not surprising that there are definite, and often diverse, opinions on reverse mortgages. There is a lot of misinformation out there so how do you decide if a reverse mortgage is right for you? Read on.
What is a reverse mortgage?
With a traditional mortgage, you borrow money from a lender based upon the (appraised) va ...
By Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank
While many families look forward to the upcoming holiday season, others struggle because they don’t have enough money for a special holiday meal. Lakeland Bank is one of the many organizations that urge the community to remember those less fortunate around the holidays. The Bank is proud to join the United Way’s Annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit local pantries. They need our help and we are grateful for this opportunity to give back.
Over the last few years, local food pantry leaders have been seeing an increa ...
By: Ron Schwarz, Chief Retail Officer
October marks the 10th Anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and Lakeland Bank is taking this opportunity to educate our customers on creating a safe, secure, and protected cyber environment. We enjoy the benefits and convenience that the Internet provides just as much as you do. Yet, for all the Internet’s advantages, it can also be a place where users are vulnerable to fraud, identity theft and other scams.
According to the Norton Cybercrime Report, 556 million adults worldwide were victims of cybercrime in 2012. Cybercrime, simply defined, is any illegal activity that uses a computer as its primary means of application to commit a crime. This can include activities such as phishing, pharming, distributing viruses, and identity theft. ...
We are excited to extend an invitation to join Lakeland Bank in meeting its goal to raise over $100,000 to help local New Jersey students pursue a higher education after they graduate high school. The 41st Lakeland Charities Scholarship Outing is set for September 24 at Crystal Springs Golf Resort, and we invite you to attend our fun-filled annual event. If you cannot spend the day with us, we hope you will consider one of the sponsorship opportunities or make a donation.
As a result of the support received at our 2012 golf outing, ...