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10/26/2020 - VT Mortgage Assistance Program

November 6, 2020 will be the last day for Vermont homeowners behind on their mortgage payments due to COVID-19 to submit applications to the Mortgage Assistance Program administered by VHFA. Funded by the CARES Act through Vermont legislation enacted in July 2020, mortgage assistance grants for up to 6 months of missed payments are available to any homeowner who meets eligibility criteria, even if they have already arranged a forbearance agreement. 

Information and application materials are available on VHFA’s website at www.vhfa.org/map.  Although it is administered by Vermont Housing Finance Agency, the program is open to all eligible homeowners, regardless of whether they have a VHFA mortgage or not. 

Data on the program to date:

https://www.vhfa.org/partners/initiatives/map

9/11/2020 - U.S. Coin Task Force Adds New Resources to #getcoinmoving

After publishing its initial recommendations and resources for addressing the coin circulation issues in the supply chain as a result of COVID-19, the U.S. Coin Task Force has published new resources for financial institutions, armored carriers and retailers, designed to help #getcoinmoving.

Since convening in July 2020, the U.S. Coin Task Force has completed two work sprints, focusing on identifying, refining and promoting strategies to resolve the coin supply chain issues resulting from COVID-19-related disruptions to normal coin circulation. At the conclusion of the initial work sprint in July, the task force determined that it should continue work in order to develop resources that would facilitate a consistent public message and a more expedient and uniform adoption of the task force’s recommendations. The U.S. Coin Task Force encourages retailers, financial institutions and armored carriers to use the resources to counter the ongoing coin circulation issues.

How you can help:

  • Start spending you coin
  • Bring coin to the bank for deposit into interest bearing accounts
  • Return coin to the bank in return for bills

 

8/12/2020 - Fraud & Scam Resources

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information Current Scam Alerts
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information Privacy, Identity and Online Security
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity-online-security

National Cybersecurity Alliance
https://staysafeonline.org/covid-19-security-resource-library/

Report suspected scams to the FTC at 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357) or at ftc.gov/complaint

Report suspected COVID-19 fraud to [email protected]

7/10/2020 - CSB Announces, Appointment of Brandy Blackinton as SVP, Retail Lending

“Brandy joined the Bank in 2013 as Vice President – Retail Lending Manager,” said Reggie Greene, Claremont Savings Bank President and CEO.  “In February, she was promoted and now manages our entire retail lending department including originations, loans purchased and sold, and the credit administration function, which includes underwriting and processing,” continued Greene. “She does a great job for the Bank in her area of responsibility and will be a key member of the senior management team.”

“I am thrilled to join the Senior Management team at Claremont Savings Bank,” said Ms. Blackinton. “I look forward to the engagement with the team as we move the Bank towards continued growth and outstanding customer service.”

6/26/2020 - Self Employed Relief and Main Street Relief Appeal

Governor Sununu announced a new relief effort for self-employed individuals.  Self-employed businesses (those with no employees) had applied for the Main Street Relief Fund, but were deemed ineligible after the initial prequalification process.

The Self-Employment Livelihood Fund (SELF) will be capped at $50,000 per grant for qualifying business people.

For a self-employed individual to qualify:

  • Must be located in New Hampshire
  • Must have no employees
  • Must be a for-profit business
  • Gross receipts for 2019 must be less than $1 million.
  • Business cannot be permanently closed - (not including temporary closure due to COVID-19)
  • Business cannot be in bankruptcy

Applications should be available soon.

Main Street Relief Program Appeal Process:

If you believe that there was an error in the information you submitted which could have impacted the reason(s) for denial, you may file an appeal by sending an email to [email protected] by July 2, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

Your appeal email must contain the following:

  • A copy of the denial e-mail
  • Explanation and documentation to substantiate your claim

Appeals that are sent by any method or that are not received by the deadline will not be considered. Information and documentation you submit will be used to make a final eligibility determination.  Appeals that require recalculation of the anticipated gross loss reported on your original Final Grant Submission cannot be reconsidered.

Click here for more information.


6/18/2020 - Press Release

Claremont Savings Bank Announces New Corporators at 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
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Elder Abuse Awareness Resources

Protecting our Communities From Scams

Grandparent Scam

Coloring pages for kids:

Coloring Page A

Coloring Page B


Reopening Notice

We are excited to report we will be reopening our branch doors.

Effective Monday, June 8th, we will reopen all branch lobbies to the public, however we will do so in adherence to guidance set forth by the Governor. We want to proceed with caution, so we ask that you continue to practice safe and healthy illness prevention methods inside our facilities moving forward.

We encourage all customers and guests of Claremont Savings Bank to follow social distancing guidelines, while within the branches. All employees will be wearing face masks while in customer areas and masks will be available to customers if you would like one.

To ensure safety:

  • Main Office: You will be welcomed by a greeter and guided where to go within the branch.

  • Branches: Follow signs and floor markings for where to go within the branch.

  • Avoid close contact – Please maintain social distance in our facilities by allowing 6 feet of space between yourself and others, including while waiting in line.

  • Maintain personal space – Keep extra space between yourself and others in line.

  • Please be aware that if you are wearing a mask, we may ask you for identification and to show your face in case we don’t recognize you.

  • Hand sanitizing stations are available for your use.

  • We have plexiglass barriers at teller windows and customer service desks, where customer contact is frequent.

  • High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently throughout the day, including teller windows, desks, countertops, door handles, plastic and vinyl chairs, and stair railings.

  • We have social distance markings in our lobbies. Thank you for waiting safely.

  • We are sorry that bathrooms will not be available.

  • Each location will have limited number of customers and staff in the location at a time.

    • Main Office: 14 Customers

    • Branches: 4 Customers

We have removed our internet café’s from each branch. If you need to access computers, please call a member of Customer Care or talk with Customer Service in-branch.

Please keep in mind that some of these safety measures may result in a longer wait time. We thank you in advance for your patience while we implement these safety measures and for your cooperation.

We’re committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers and community as we cautiously transition back to usual business operations. We’ll keep you informed via our website at claremontsavings.com if further changes in protocol are required.

Should you have any specific concerns, please contact us at (603) 542-7711.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to get things back to normal.

Sincerely,

Reggie Greene

President and CEO