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Where You Bank Matters 

Community Banks Build Better Communities


Centinel Bank of Taos and The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) are reminding consumers: Where you choose to bank and with whom matters.

 “When you bank locally, you’re reinvesting in your community, contributing to the welfare of your neighbors and building a legacy of prosperity for future generations,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “Community bankers power your region’s small businesses and influence job growth one loan at a time. They’re rooted in your community, ensuring they have a stake in your financial success and the strength of the community overall.” 

Community banks support local startups—funding more than 60 percent of small business and more than 80 percent of agriculture loans. Community banks contribute tax dollars that help maintain local municipalities and keep local neighborhoods viable and vibrant.

When choosing who to trust with your hard-earned money, we want you to know:

Centinel Bank of Taos is Taos’ only locally owned and operated community bank, serving Taos County since 1969. As a full-service bank, we offer checking and savings accounts, an array of loans and mortgages, and helpful, smart advice. Our friendly staff looks forward to sharing Centinel Bank’s community-focused approach, featuring customized service with local decision-making. 

Our commitment to our Taos County community is what sets us apart from other financial institutions and industries. Stop by Centinel Bank today to discover how your community bank can help you realize your financial dreams—and how together, we can contribute to a more vibrant and sustainable economy in our Taos County community. Let’s dream together!

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Rewards Cards: Minimize the Pitfalls, Maximize the Benefits

Wondering how to get cash back or free airline tickets by using a debit or credit card? With the variety of card rewards programs on the market and the restrictions that may accompany them, it’s important to know the details and choose the card that’s right for you.

Having knowledge of card programs provides YOU the best rewards. It's important to remember that there are a lot of details to consider, so before you sign up for a rewards program, make sure it is the right choice for you to get the most from your spending.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) March newsletter provides information about credit card rewards including: What are rewards? How do they work? Finding the best reward card for you? And more. 

To read more on how these rewards work click here.