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Embrace Contactless Payments With Apple Pay

Contactless payments are secure, quick, and convenient, especially if you’re trying to avoid touching shared screens and keypads. Your SESLOC HomeFREE Checking™ Debit Card is compatible with Apple Pay, which makes it easy to embrace contactless payments — all while earning rewards points for your purchases. How Does it Work? Add your SESLOC Debit Card… Read more »

Consumer Lending FAQ

Consumer Lending FAQs

How Do I Get Started With Online Banking? Enrolling Online Banking Online Banking Basics How Can I Pay My Loan? 7 Ways to Pay Your SESLOC Loan Loan Payments & Transfers Recurring Loan Payments & Transfers Ordering Checks What Do I Need to Know About My Credit Score? What Goes Into My Credit Score? How… Read more »

Dark Web + You

The Dark Web + You

Criminals use the Dark Web, an anonymous region of the internet, for buying and selling stolen identity information, among other things. But what does this have to do with you? Let’s follow the story of Julia to see how all of this works in the real world: A Trip to the Mailbox One morning, Julia… Read more »

IRS Clarifies COVID-19 Relief Measures for Retirement Savers

IRS Clarifies COVID-19 Relief Measures for Retirement Savers

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in March 2020 ushered in several measures designed to help IRA and retirement plan account holders cope with the financial fallout from the virus. The rules were welcome relief to many people, but left questions about the details unanswered. In late… Read more »

Spotlight: Jack's Helping Hand

SESLOC Spotlight: Jack’s Helping Hand

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Jack’s Helping Hand is an essential service that provides community programs that meet the unique challenges faced by children with cancer or special needs and their families throughout San Luis Obispo County. Bonnie Burt, Volunteer & Event Coordinator, explains how… Read more »

How to Apply for a HELOC

How to Apply for a HELOC

A HELOC, or Home Equity Line of Credit, leverages your home’s equity to give you more flexibility compared to other loans — you can borrow up to your maximum credit limit, when you need it, as you need it. Whether you’re planning a kitchen remodel, upgrading to energy efficient appliances, consolidating debt, or simply want… Read more »

First Time Car Buyer Tips

Buying Your First Car? This is What You Need to Know:

Shopping for your first car is exciting, but it can also feel intimidating. It’s a major commitment, but one that will give you the freedom to go where you want, when you want. Before you head to the car lot, set yourself up for success by following these steps: 1. Start with a Budget Take… Read more »

Security Tips for Mobile Banking

New Activity Alert from Identity Theft Services: SESLOC Loans Added to TransUnion Credit Reports

If you have a SESLOC loan and have registered for Identity Theft Services, which is free with HomeFREE Checking, you may receive a new activity alert from NXG|Protect soon. This is because SESLOC recently began reporting your existing loan to the TransUnion credit reporting bureau, so it’s registering as new activity. Don’t be alarmed, but… Read more »

SESLOC Spotlight: CALM

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Today we’re shining the spotlight on CALM, a nonprofit supporting the Santa Barbara County community through childhood trauma treatment and prevention. Ashlyn McCague, Development Director, describes how the organization has strengthened our community for 50 years: CALM  Industry: Nonprofit Serving… Read more »

REACH

SESLOC Spotlight: REACH

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Today we’re shining the spotlight on REACH, a regional economic action coalition focused on fostering a thriving Central Coast through high-paying job creation. Ermina Karim, Board Member, explains how local leaders come together to make that happen: REACH  Industry: Nonprofit… Read more »

Spotlight: Cuesta Foundation

SESLOC Spotlight: Cuesta College Foundation

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Today we’re shining the spotlight on the Cuesta College Foundation — a nonprofit committed to keeping higher education accessible and affordable, and to open career paths in our community. Shannon Hill, Executive Director, explains how the Foundation makes that possible:… Read more »