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SPRING QUARTER NEWSLETTER
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Pacific Crest Savings Bank Quarterly Newsletter
Spring 2016

Tax Day is behind us and spring is in full bloom. Whether you’ve filed an extension or are enjoying a refund, we hope this new season brings focus and fortitude to your financial planning.
 
At Pacific Crest, springtime is high season for our favorite causes and the opportunity to give. We look forward to seeing familiar faces at the annual charitable events we support and warmly invite you to join us in learning more about the important causes these groups support.

There is a lot happening in our region besides just the tulips blooming and we want to keep you updated on our latest news, share our insights into banking and finance trends, and offer great ways for us to partner with you to help build your future.

As always, if there are ways our team of experienced professionals can help, we’d love to hear from you.

Hybrid Approach to Banking
 
In an era where we can send money through a text or pay bills with one click of a mouse, banking has never been more convenient. For consumers, it may feel as though new technology is making traditional brick-and-mortar banks obsolete. Meanwhile, small business adoption of banking technology is lagging behind. Savvy businesses should tap the efficiencies of online tools while also leveraging the benefits of relationship banking that digital self-service can’t provide. Finding the right mix can dramatically increase a business’s bottom line and help better plan for the future.

Arm yourself with the information of what services and conversations you should approach face-to-face vs. finger-to-phone.

Click here to learn more.
 

Fed Proceeds with Caution
 
The Fed kept rates steady after its March meeting, despite its initial projected rate hikes for the first half of the year. It appears that the overall global economy and U.S. stock market's volatility will slow the Fed's rate hike plans. Pacific Crest's lending team says that if international economic growth quickens and the U.S. recovery takes off, then interest rates will increase at a faster pace, as they typically do during a strong economy. Reuters notes that this rate hike could happen in June. 

We'll continue to follow the rates closely and keep you informed on what you need to know about future decisions. 

 

Rewards Credit Cards
 
Pacific Crest Savings Bank now offers consumer and small business rewards credit cards. Earn points, cash, or travel rewards – the choice is yours.

To learn more and apply for the credit card that best meets your needs click here.

Art a la Carte Auction & Luncheon
 
Join us at the Preston Kuppe Guild Art a la Carte Auction & Luncheon on May 6, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a day of art, wine and a live auction. The event funds research and uncompensated care at Seattle Children's.

Click here to learn more.  

Housing Hope's Stone Soup Fundraiser
 
May 11, from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Tulalip Casino & Resort. We will be attending Housing Hope's annual Stone Soup Fundraiser. As a "Champion of Hope," Pacific Crest Savings Bank invites you to attend the event to help provide affordable housing to reduce homelessness and poverty for Snohomish County and Camano Island. 

For more information click here

YWCA Inspire Luncheon
 
Be inspired at the Everett YWCA luncheon on May 17, from noon - 1:30 p.m. Pacific Crest is a proud sponsor of the luncheon aimed at empowering women and families. Join us at the event to hear keynote speaker Sonia Manzano, author and pioneering actress who played Maria on Sesame Street. 

Visit the YWCA website to learn more.
A Note from Our President

At Pacific Crest Savings Bank we are committed to creating tools and solutions that enhance the way you bank for the better. To help us deliver on that promise, we continue to look for ways we can provide the right mix of technology and personal services to ensure you get the most out of your financial institution.
 
We strive to provide the latest online banking tools, such as our mobile app. However, your feedback is what matters most. If there are tools, technology, or personal services you feel would help us better serve you we'd love to hear from you.

Sincerely,
Sheryl Nilson
President and CEO, Pacific Crest Savings Bank
 
 
Pacific Crest Savings Bank is committed to helping you build your future as you live in the present. Whether you are an individual, a small business owner, or a real estate investor, we take that commitment seriously. Beyond offering a full suite of competitive checking and savings products, we also build specialized loans for multifamily, commercial and residential properties and offer construction loans for our local builders.
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