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6 Things You Need to Know About Taking Out Student Loans
As students begin or return to school, the need to take out student loans remains one of the most important concerns this time of year. Whether it is loans, grants or scholarships, most full-time college students receive some form of …

Smart Student Budgeting: Essential Tips for Financial Success
Why Budgeting Matters for Students  Managing finances as a student can be challenging, but it’s a crucial skill that sets the foundation for a successful financial future. From tuition fees and textbooks to social outings and daily expenses, students face …

Student Checking Accounts Explained
Student checking accounts provide a valuable tool for students to navigate their finances confidently. It’s essential to foster financial independence and responsible money management, and opening a student checking account is a significant step towards financial empowerment. In this article, …

Building Credit 101: A College Student’s Guide to Credit Management
As a college student, it’s understood you have a lot on your plate. From attending classes to managing finances, there are countless things to keep track of. However, amidst the chaos, it’s crucial not to overlook the importance of building …

Personal Finance Tips for Students – 7 Tips to Improve Your Finances
As the average cost of college continues to rise, it is essential for today’s college students to develop strong financial management skills. With the burden of tuition fees, living expenses, and potential student loans, it’s crucial to take control of …

Your Money Management Skills with a Student Checking Account
Digital banking is everywhere. We use our phones to send money to friends and family, check how much we have in our account, use a card to get cash from an ATM, pay using a digital wallet and so much …

What To Consider When Choosing the Right Bank in Tampa
In the bustling city of Tampa, Florida, choosing the right bank is a crucial decision that can significantly impact one’s financial well-being. Tampa residents face both opportunities and challenges in selecting the perfect banking partner from a diverse array of …

Budgeting Tips to Save for Your Dream Summer Vacation
Many people daydream about their ideal summer getaway as the days grow longer and the weather warms up. Whether it’s a tropical beach paradise, a bustling city adventure, or a serene mountain retreat, the prospect of a dream vacation can …

Teaming Up for South Florida with the Miami Marlins Foundation
We’re thrilled to announce that Amerant Bank has embarked on a multi-year partnership with the Miami Marlins, becoming their Hometown Bank. This collaboration isn’t just about business; it’s about embracing the vibrant history and culture of our beloved South Florida …

Secured Loan vs. Unsecured Loan: The Key Differences 
When taking out a loan, the first thing to know is that many options exist! One of the first choices to make is whether a secured loan or an unsecured loan is best. Both options allow clients to borrow money …

The Major Benefits of a HELOC
Every homeowner trusts that their home will appreciate in value over time. With historically increased home equity value in the last two years, especially, this prediction has rung true. Because of this, 47.7% of U.S. homeowners can access a home …

How to Build Credit at 18 Years Old
Intro Trying to build credit at 18 years old can be a formidable task, but not impossible. Understanding what credit is, why it’s essential, and how to start building it from scratch is important. Good credit will open up opportunities …

The AM Call: Where Do We Go From Here?
The Week Ahead Market Summary – Returns and Yields Definitions, sources, and disclaimers Definitions: Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED), Federal Reserve …

What Is Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratio?
For many Americans, the debt-to-income (DTI) ratio has a significant impact on their financial freedom. Everything from credit card offers, mortgage rates, auto loan eligibility, and credit card limits is impacted by your current DTI. While many other factors determine …

What is an International CD?
Seasoned investors know the importance of developing a robust and diversified portfolio to maximize overall returns on investments. Venturing into the realm of international certificates of deposit (CDs) and engaging in significant international dealings for business or personal reasons, means …

Amerant Bank – Now the Official Bank of Rice University Athletics
Today, Amerant Bank was named the Official Bank of Rice University Athletics, underscoring its commitment to the Houston community. The multifaceted partnership includes prominent branding throughout university athletic venues, special events, online channels and more, as well as the ability …

What to do with a Sudden Windfall
Smart Ways to Use Your Financial Windfall and What to Avoid When a windfall, an unexpected financial gain, comes one’s  way, having a plan for it can set individuals up for financial success. For many people, a windfall can be …

4 Reasons You Should Send your Grad a Gift with Zelle® (Right from the Amerant Mobile App!)
As graduation season approaches, it’s time to celebrate the achievements of the graduates in your life. Sending a thoughtful gift is a fantastic way to show your support and congratulations. In today’s digital age, utilizing convenient and secure methods of …

Financial Standout: Tairis Alsina
Banking is very transactional for some, but Tairis Alsina views each client’s financial journey as a relationship that deserves to be nurtured over time.

Amerant Bank Supports Camillus House
At Amerant Bank, we are committed to our local community. One way we give back is through partnering with outstanding organizations like Camillus House. Serving 1,700 people daily with compassion and generosity, Camillus House is a light in our community. …