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Below you will find helpful links from Republic Bank, including resources for financial education, your personal credit, local links, and loans and investments.

Financial Education +

ABA News to Use
The American Bankers Association publishes a bi-monthly resource featuring a variety of articles on current banking industry issues.

FDIC Quick Links for Consumers 
Access quick links from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Financial Counseling: LSS 
Lutheran Social Service Financial Counseling Service is a nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency. They help all income levels, and services are open to all people. LSS certified credit and housing counselors will work with you to provide you with a unique solution for your financial situation.

Financial Education: Common Cents
Community Action Duluth offers Common Cents, the Money Class. The class is free and graduates get a one-on-one credit/housing counseling appointment.

Financial Education: FDIC Consumer News
FDIC Consumer News provides practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services. Each issue offers helpful hints, quick tips and common-sense strategies to protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars.

Financial Education: Money Smart News
Get the latest edition of Money Smart News from the FDIC.

Financial Education: is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook or investing in your 401(k), the resources on can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies and bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.

Your Personal Credit +

Consumers Guide to Credit Cards []
As a consumer, it pays to be smart when choosing and using a credit card. This site – maintained by the Federal Reserve Board, whose goal is to protect the credit rights of consumers – provides a basic guide to navigating the credit card process.

Credit Bureau: Equifax
Find up-to-date information about credit and identity protection so you can be at your financial best.

PO Box 105873
Atlanta, GA 30348
Phone: 800-685-1111

Credit Bureau: Experian
Get access and get help with credit report disputes, security freezes, fraud alerts, denied credit and credit advice through the Experian National Consumer Assistance Center.

PO Box 949
Allen, TX 75013-0949
Phone: 800-392-1122

Credit Bureau: Trans Union 
Get total credit protection through the Trans Union Corporation National Disclosure Center, from credit alerts to credit reports to credit scores.

PO Box 390
Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: 800-851-2674

Free Credit Report
The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows you to get one free comprehensive disclosure of all the information in your credit file from each of the three major credit bureaus once per year through a central source.

Local Links +

Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce 
The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce works with businesses by providing networking opportunities, community advocacy, marketing channels and educational offering to over 1,100 members in the Duluth area.

Duluth Police Department E-Report: Online Crime Reporting
E-reporting is an internet method of reporting crimes that have no active leads and do not require a police officer to respond.

Northland Foundation 
The Northland Foundation addresses economic, social and human needs in a seven-county area of northeast Minnesota.

Northspan Group
The Northspan Group delivers high-quality, professional business development and community development consulting services to clients in the upper Midwest.

University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development 
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for northeast Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development provides consulting, workshops, student programs and a business resource library.

Loan and Investment Links +

Minnesota Housing
Minnesota Housing is the state’s housing finance agency, working to provide access to safe, decent and affordable housing and to build stronger communities across the state.

Minnesota Power Real Estate: Land for Sale 
Minnesota Power (a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc.) has more than 30,000 acres of land in central and northeastern Minnesota. Use the links on this page to view environmental stewardship and land sales programs.

Savings bonds have gone paperless
Get answers to frequently asked questioned about the end of the over-the-counter sale of paper savings bonds.

Small Business Administration 
Find information about the U.S. Small Business Administration, which delivers loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Minnesota Business Finance Corporation
A great resource for learning about the SBA 504 loan program. MBFC is a certified development company that works with Republic Bank to tailor your business equipment or real estate financing package.  

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