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Q1 Security Spotlight

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How we protect your information — UMassFive uses a special encryption for Internet activity that involves the exchange of sensitive information. Encrypted services include Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Bill Pay,and applications for lending and
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Home-Repair and Remodeling Blunders to Avoid

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You can get taken advantage of when you try to get your house fixed. The good news is that you can screen out many problems by heeding some common-sense precautions. Don't blindly take the lowest bid. Low bidders may be offering a great deal. Or
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Why EMV Contactless Card Payments are Secure

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There have been many articles written, and much debate, about the security of EMV contactless card payments, and here at UMassFive we're looking to set the record straight. For starters, let's breakdown what an EMV card is. EMV stands for Europay
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What's Your Home Worth?

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Knowing your home's value can help if you decide to sell, and it can be useful if you're thinking of borrowing against the equity in your home. Here are some methods to help get an accurate idea of what your home is worth: Basic data. If you're
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Pros and Cons of Getting or Being a Co-signer on a Loan

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When you or someone you know are having trouble getting a loan it can be very advantageous to you or someone close to consider co-signing. However, there are some serious matters to consider when choosing to go this route as well. When determining if
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