What Matters Most – February 2020

What Matters Most – February 2020

Listen to the latest installment of the What Matters Most podcast, with First United Wealth Portfolio Manager, Brad Bolyard, offering the latest in investment news.

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Phone Scam Concerns

Phone Scam Concerns

Every day, fraudsters are increasing their efforts to acquire account information. At First United, we have a strong commitment to keeping your personal information secure.

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What Matters Most – January 2020

What Matters Most – January 2020

Listen to the latest installment of the What Matters Most podcast, with First United Wealth Portfolio Manager, Megan Kinsinger, offering the latest in investment news.

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What Matters Most – December 2019

What Matters Most – December 2019

Listen to the latest installment of the What Matters Most podcast, with First United Wealth Investment Officer, Sean McCreery, offering the latest in investment news.

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Be Cautious – Watch for Scams this season!

Be Cautious – Watch for Scams this season!

The security of your personal information is important to us, especially during this holiday season. Large amounts of electronic transactions and notifications occur this time of year, increasing fraudulent activity. Awareness should be at a...

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What Matters Most – November 2019

What Matters Most – November 2019

Listen to the latest installment of the What Matters Most podcast, with First United Wealth Management Portfolio Manager, Brad Bolyard, offering the latest in investment news.

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Staying alert is the best defense against fraud

Staying alert is the best defense against fraud

The best way to prevent fraud is to stay informed, aware, and on top of your finances. The nature of fraud is to deceive, so it’s often difficult to recognize when you’ve gotten involved in a fraudulent situation.

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What Matters Most – October 2019

What Matters Most – October 2019

Listen to the latest installment of the What Matters Most podcast, with First United Wealth Management Portfolio Manager, Megan Kinsinger, offering the latest in investment news.

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First United Sponsors Operation Rec. Fore Vets

First United Sponsors Operation Rec. Fore Vets

First United is partnering with Brown Funeral Home of Martinsburg as a primary sponsor of their upcoming charity golf tournament “Operation Rec. Fore Vets”. The event is to be held in September with proceeds benefiting the veteran men and women in the Martinsburg VA Medical Center for recreational therapy for veterans. First United Bank is proud to help sponsor this event. Pictured are Jordan Fields of Brown Funeral Home and Dave Hart of the First United Edwin Miller community office.

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Bulls & Bears Newsletter – June 2019

Bulls & Bears Newsletter – June 2019

The latest Bulls & Bears Newsletter from our Wealth Management advisors can provide you the latest insights into the market, trends and impacts. Download and print right from our website.

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Jennifer Kreighbaum Earns the CAFP Designation

Jennifer Kreighbaum Earns the CAFP Designation

Congratulations to Jennifer Kreighbaum, Assistant Compliance Officer & Community Reinvestment Officer, on earning the Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Professional (CAFP) designation! This designation demonstrates a person’s ability to assess,...

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First United Proudly Donates to the “I Can Swim!” Program

First United Proudly Donates to the “I Can Swim!” Program

First United Bank & Trust is proud to donate $4,000 to the Garrett College Foundation.  This donation is from the proceeds raised from the 2018 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes which was held the weekend of December 7th to benefit The “I Can Swim!” Program.  This organization provides free American Red Cross basic swimming and water safety instruction for all kindergarten children in Garrett County and is managed through the Garrett College Foundation.   

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Staying Safe from Tax Scams

Staying Safe from Tax Scams

As people seek to file their tax returns this year, cybercriminals will be busy trying to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Citizens may learn they are victims only after having a legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed...

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First United Supports the New Spire Arts STAGES

First United Supports the New Spire Arts STAGES

Frederick, MD – First United Bank & Trust is pleased to support the 2019 New Spire Arts STAGES Capital Campaign with a donation of $5,000. New Spire Arts is a new performing arts nonprofit located in Downtown Frederick. STAGES, a flexible black box theatre, is now...

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Money Mule Awareness Resource for Consumers from the ABA

Money Mule Awareness Resource for Consumers from the ABA

The FBI last month released an informational booklet to raise consumers’ awareness of money mule scams, how they may be recruited to serve as mules, and the possible consequences should they be involved in such a scam. The booklet, Money Mule Awareness, identifies...

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Extortion Scam Alert

Extortion Scam Alert

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is warning consumers of an increase in reports of extortion scams, in which thieves are using email to threaten victims into paying a ransom to prevent certain personal information from being circulated online.

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Full Service Office Now Open at Emerald Pointe

Full Service Office Now Open at Emerald Pointe

 Hagerstown, MD - First United Bank & Trust has announced the opening of a new, and much anticipated, community office at 19405 Emerald Square, Suite 1000 in Hagerstown, Maryland. First United Bank & Trust has been a member of the Washington County community...

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First United Promotes David Upole to Senior Wealth Advisor

First United Promotes David Upole to Senior Wealth Advisor

Keith R. Sanders, Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer and Jason A. Sweitzer, Vice President & Senior Wealth Advisor and Team Leader is pleased to announce the promotion of David J. Upole to Senior Wealth Advisor. Mr. Upole has over twenty years of...

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Playing Santa!

Playing Santa!

The Center City Community Office in Cumberland, MD recently donated a coin counting machine to the local Salvation Army. This machine will save valuable time and help the Salvation Army's efforts during the upcoming Holiday bell ringing season. Pictured is Will...

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REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CHECK FRAUD

REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CHECK FRAUD

It is widely believed that businesses are the primary targets of check fraud professionals – especially by organized rings of criminals. As far as counterfeiting and alteration, payroll checks appear to be a favorite although all forms of business checks are targets...

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FIRST UNITED CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER DIVIDEND

FIRST UNITED CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER DIVIDEND

Oakland, Maryland, June 20, 2018 – First United Corporation (NASDAQ: FUNC) announces that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.09 per share that will be payable on August 1, 2018 to holders of record of the Corporation’s common stock as of July 16, 2018.

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College Budget Breakdown: the Cost of Education

College Budget Breakdown: the Cost of Education

According to the College Board, last year, the cost to attend in-state public colleges averaged $25,290 for the 2017-2018 year and private colleges averaged $50,900. Wondering what goes into those costs? It’s time to do the math on college and the means of getting there. Visit our blog to learn the 5 main categories to consider.

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Riverside Community Office Grand Re-opening Ribbon-cutting

Riverside Community Office Grand Re-opening Ribbon-cutting

The Riverside Community Office, as well as the entire First United team, would like to thank the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce staff, board of directors, and members that participated in First United's Grand Re-opening ribbon-cutting at the Riverside Community...

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FBI Warns of NEW Malware Threat

FBI Warns of NEW Malware Threat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning that a new malware threat has rapidly infected more than half-a-million consumer devices. The FBI and security firms are urging home Internet users to reboot routers and network-attached storage devices made by a...

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FIRST UNITED DONATES $12,000 TO COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE

FIRST UNITED DONATES $12,000 TO COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE

First United Bank & Trust has made an annual contribution of $12,000 to the Financial Literacy programs of Garrett County Community Action Committee.  The mission of the Garrett County Community Action Committee is to improve the quality of life for people in need...

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Mobile Deposit Scams

Mobile Deposit Scams

Scammers are using a multi-pronged approach involving social engineering and legitimate mobile banking apps to leave victims holding the bag when it comes to pilfering funds. It works like this: someone approaches the victim-to-be via social media or other contact...

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