5 Cool Things You Might Not Know OVB Has

Ohio Valley Bank is a community bank.  We offer a small town vibe with small town customer service.  Your neighbor down the street could be the one taking your deposit, and that is part of what makes community banks great.  However, that doesn’t mean we can slack on bringing you the best in technology, convenience and useful products.  Even our best customers might miss out on something we release from time to time, so today I’m going to talk about a few of those things you may have missed.

Money Island & The Centsables

One thing all kids (and I) have in common is the love of playing games.  That’s why we offer Money Island.  Money Island is an online, virtual world where kids can log into a safe environment, play games, build a virtual home and learn how to be financially sound.  Check out the story of Stone Broke in the video below. Read more of this post

5 Tips for ATM Safety

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ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are a common, everyday part of our modern lives. Ohio Valley Bank introduced Gallia County’s first ATM back in 1979 (though when the ATM was truly invented is still debated) and today you can usually find one nearby, no matter where you might be. They are in coffee shops, shopping malls, convenience stores, and you can even find them in courthouses. They are great for grabbing some quick cash, making a deposit, or checking your account balance, but with this proliferation of ATMs comes the opportunity for unscrupulous individuals to abuse them. ATM fraud is a valid concern we should all be aware of. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best practices one can remember when dealing with ATMs.

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Financial Lessons We Can Learn From Star Wars

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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Ever since those famous words first scrawled across silver screens back in 1977 our pop-culture was forever changed. Sure Star Wars is a fun space opera about an orphaned farm boy who goes on to save the galaxy with magic powers, spaceships, robots and lightsabers, but it ended up being so much more than that. Nobody expected it to be the hit it was, nor to have the cultural impact that it did. These movies added new words and phrases to our language (droids, Jedi mind-trick, padawan), new ways to view the world, and they have certainly inspired multiple generations to new heights of creativity. “Yeah that’s all well and good you scruffy-looking nerf herder, but what does that have to do with my money,” I can hear you say. Surprisingly quite a lot as you’re about to see… Read more of this post