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June 22, 2022 - NH Bankers Association: New Chair, Officers and Directors Elected at Annual Meeting

The New Hampshire Bankers Association (NH Bankers) elected Officers and Directors for the coming fiscal year during its Annual Meeting held on June 17, 2022. The meeting was well attended, with over 100 members of the New Hampshire Banking industry featuring Governor Sununu as the keynote speaker.

Kristy Merrill, President of NH Bankers said, “I am deeply grateful to our Chair, Reggie Greene, and our board for their support and leadership during the past year.  With their steady guidance we were able to effectively advocate to help defeat the proposal for bankers to report to the IRS on customers with transactions over $10,000 and the proposal of a State Bank to hold cannabis proceeds from the State. Working closely with our board, we also hosted our first industry-wide Month of Service and continue to serve as a key resource  for all our bank members on issues ranging from regulatory developments to helping attract talent to the industry.” 

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April 20, 2022 - New Trustee and Three New Corporators at 2022 Annual Meeting

The Bank is pleased to announce a new Trustee. 

Sera Gray – Chief Information Officer – Red River 

Ms. Gray is responsible for implementing applications and processes to ensure efficient and compliant operations. She has been with Red River since 2005 when she joined the Accounting and Finance Unit. In 2008, she took on the role of Corporate Project Manager and worked to expand the Business Operations division. In her seventeen years with Red River, Sera has supported the company’s aggressive growth through business intelligence and insights, quality management, partner integrations and M&A integration initiatives. She holds a B.A. in International Business from Elizabethtown College.

“We are delighted to welcome Sera to our Board of Trustees,” said Reggie Greene, Claremont Savings Bank President and CEO.  “Banks are delivering products and services through more and more sophisticated technology.  Sera brings years of experience as a technology executive and she will help management and the board evaluate our strategy.  She has a strong background in finance and has ties to both Claremont and the Upper Valley,” continued Greene.

Additionally, the Bank announces three new Corporators.

Andre Lafreniere – Partner – Claremont Custom Framing – Claremont, NH

Chris Eldredge – McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance – Sunapee, NH

Ian Kipperman  Senior Accountant – Gallagher, Flynn & Company – Lebanon, NH

“We also welcome three new Corporators,” said Reggie Greene.  “Andy is a Claremont entrepreneur active in community issues.  Chris has close ties to Newport and knowledge of business and insurance issues.  Ian’s work in public accounting and his location in Lebanon will help us to expand our presence in the Upper Valley market,” continued Greene.

Claremont Savings Bank celebrates the retirement of long-time Board member, Frank Reed. Mr. Reed served on the Board of Trustees for 35 years. The Trustees and staff are grateful for Mr. Reed’s service to Claremont Savings Bank for those many years. 

March 31, 2022 - Washington Street Branch Drive-up is Reopening 4/4/22

The branch drive-up will be reopening for normal business hours beginning April 4, 2022. The lobby will remain closed for walk-in service at this time. If you have a Safe Deposit Box at Washington Street, please call us at 800-992-0316 Option 4 to schedule an appointment.  Thank you for your understanding during these past months. 

January 27, 2022 - Security Changes to our Website begin 2/14/22 (.com to .bank)

We’re excited to announce that on 02/14/22 we’ll transition over to Claremontsavings.bank from our claremontsavings.com domain to provide you an even more secure banking experience.

On that day, all visits to claremontsavings.com will be automatically redirected to claremontsavings.bank and all emails will be forwarded from our claremontsavings.com addresses to our new claremontsavings.bank addresses.

While website redirection and email forwarding from claremontsavings.com will remain in place for the foreseeable future, you should take a moment after our launch on February 14th to update your bookmark(s) to our site and any email addresses in your address book.

Our new .bank domain helps to prevent phishing attacks against our employees, customers, and vendors by providing a visual identification cue for our emails and websites. Going forward, you should authenticate our emails and website simply by looking for the “.bank ” (rather than .com) at the end of our email addresses and at the end of our URL. If it’s not .bank, it’s not us.

You can learn more about .bank security here: https://www.register.bank/customerFAQ

The security of your assets and information continues to be our top priority, we love being your bank, knowing the needs of the community and our customers, while ensuring you have the security you would expect from a much bigger bank.

 

Why .BANK? It provides assurance to customers that our website is authentic. It is similar to seeing a .gov web address for a government website, or .edu for education websites. It verifies the website’s legitimacy. Banking has remained one of the most phished industries for more than a decade and having a .bank domain prevents phishing and spoofing attacks that lead to identity theft and financial fraud.

What is .BANK? .bank replaces open domains, like .com, which can be purchased by anyone. It was created and is managed by banking and security experts, to provide a trusted home on the internet for banks to securely and effectively communicate with customers. Since its launch in 2015, thousands of banks have registered .bank  domains and are now using them.

Why is .BANK safer? All .bank domains are required to meet robust security and technology standards and practices, and only verified members of the banking industry can obtain a .bank domain. This verification process helps to prevent lookalike domains from spoofing bank websites to steal customers’ information and make it easy for anyone to immediately identify legitimate bank emails and websites.