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How tax reform may — or may not — affect your next move.

06/18/2018

First home? New home? Dream home? How tax reform may — or may not — affect your next move. If you’re confused about how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could affect your home financing plans, you’re definitely not alone. Lots of first-time and new-home buyers have been asking whether they can still deduct the interest they pay on their mortgage. And many of those dreaming of major home improvements want to know if a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or home equity loan still offers a tax-advantaged way to turn their dreams into reality. The short answer to both of those questions is still yes — as long as you meet certain qualifications. [. . .]

First-Time Home Buyers:

first time home buying
05/24/2018

As “For Sale” signs pop up like crocuses, the home-buying season bursts into full bloom. But too often, mortgage myths dissuade potential first-time home buyers from taking that step from renting to owning. Don’t let these six misconceptions stop you from moving forward. [. . .]

Positioned For Growth:

04/09/2018

Webster President and CEO John Ciulla recently sat down to share some highlights from the 2017 Annual Report, including HSA Bank, Commercial Banking and Community Banking achievements. [. . .]

Five ways to bank safer for National Cybersecurity Month

10/04/2017

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, and a time for all of us to refresh our knowledge of cybersecurity best [. . .]

4 low-cost strategies to fight the high cost of fraud

06/16/2017

In 2016, 30% of fraud cases occurred in small businesses, and 60% of these didn’t recover any of... [. . .]

Smart ways to prevent fraud from hacking into your profits

05/10/2017

When you're focused on growing your business, we know that finding the time to think about fraud protection can be difficult. [. . .]

Homebuyer's Helper: How much home can you afford?

05/08/2017

People often start their search by getting a preapproved mortgage. That may speed things up—but there's a big difference between how much you can borrow and how much you can afford. [. . .]

To Buy or Not to Buy: 3 Questions Every Renter Needs to Consider

04/24/2017

Today, 37% of all U.S. [. . .]

The benefits of reserve studies for homeowner and community associations

04/21/2017
By: Dev Singh

As part of the Specialty Banking Group at Webster, I have had the opportunity to help many local homeowner and community associations develop strategies for managing their finances. [. . .]

Pardon me, is that my tax refund in your pocket?

03/06/2017

How to protect yourself against tax-related fraud Imagine filing your tax return only to find that some stranger beat you to it. Sound crazy? It’s actually the latest craze among identity thieves. And right now is peak season. [. . .]

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