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Gorham Savings Bank will never call and request that you provide your full card number to us over the phone, but we will send text notifications for suspected fraud. When in doubt, call us directly to ensure you are speaking with GSB. Our Customer Service Center can be reached at (207) 839-4796. For additional tools and resources for protecting your privacy and personal financial information, visit our Security Center.

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We’re Building A Better Online Banking Experience

Online Banking will soon have a more modern look and feel! Customers will be converted in stages over the next several months. As you are converted to the new system, you’ll notice: Streamlined navigation making it easier to find the tools you need to manage your finances Touch-screen technology A consistent experience between Online Banking...

LaunchPad 2022 Finalists Announced

Gorham Savings Bank has selected finalists for its annual LaunchPad small business competition. From a diverse, statewide applicant pool of innovative small businesses, five rose to the top and will move on to the next round: a live pitch competition taking place on Tuesday, June 7 at 4:30pm at UNE’s Innovation Hall on Stevens Avenue...

Account Alerts

Account and Service alerts provide real-time updates on a variety of account activities to better manage your finances. Choose to receive email or text alerts – they’re user-friendly and help you keep track of money moving in and out of your accounts to prevent overdrafts, avoid fraud and keep a closer eye on your finances....

30-Year Banking Veteran Elevated to Chief Risk Officer

Gorham Savings Bank, a leading southern Maine financial services institution, has promoted Julie Brooks to chief risk officer (CRO) effective immediately. Brooks is responsible for the bank’s enterprise risk management program, which consists of compliance, information security, bank secrecy, fraud and audit. With more than 30 years of banking experience, Brooks joined Gorham Savings Bank...

Julie Viola Named 2021 SBA’s STAR Award Recipient

GSB’s Julie Viola has been named the 2021 SBA STAR Award recipient. This award is given by the Maine District Office to an individual who supports the SBA’s programs and consistently exceeds expectations for their customers. Julie is being recognized for her ongoing hard work with the SBA’s 7(a) Lending Program, CEI, GPCOG, SBDC and...

New City of Portland Microenterprise Grant

The City of Portland announced a new Microenterprise grant program to aid existing and new businesses that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic. The grant will provide up to $7,500 in funds for rent, payroll, equipment, insurance, inventory, and other working capital needs. To be eligible: The business or nonprofit must be...

Register for the AHA’s 2022 Maine Heart Walk

The American Heart Association’s 2022 Maine Heart Walk will be held on Sunday, May 15 at 9:00am at Portland’s Baxter Boulevard. GSB President and CEO, Steve deCastro, is serving as this year’s volunteer Walk Chair. Steve and his committee have set a fundraising goal of $450,000 through corporate donations and walk teams. “Heart health is...

GSB’s LaunchPad Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

Gorham Savings Bank will begin accepting applications on March 1 for its 10th annual LaunchPad small business competition – this year as a hybrid in-person and livestreamed pitch event. In the competition, the premier event of its type in Maine, innovative small businesses compete for a $50,000 grant from the bank. “Discovering an innovative and...

Marathon Contributions, Totaling $60,000, Focus on Underserved Populations

Bob Dunfey, volunteer race director for the Maine Marathon, and Steve deCastro, president and CEO of Gorham Savings Bank, title sponsor since 2010, announced today that Stop Trafficking US, Through These Doors, Wayfinder Schools™, and World of Change are the primary race beneficiaries for 2022. Stop Trafficking US (Portland – $3,000) The organization was established...

Positive Pay can protect you from check fraud losses

Please be aware that we’ve recently seen an uptick in business check fraud, mainly from unattended mail. It’s important to have either a P.O. Box or direct delivery inside an office. If a criminal gets a hold of your checks, they’ve now obtained private business information, which not only allows them to alter your checks,...

New COO Enhances Expertise in Finance, Strategy, and Operations

Gorham Savings Bank named Dimitri Michaud as its new chief operating officer. He will report to Steve deCastro, the bank’s president and CEO. Michaud brings nearly two decades of experience in business strategy and operations from leadership roles in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the bank, Michaud was chief operating officer for...

Gorham Savings Bank promotes New Chief Financial Officer from within

Gorham Savings Bank, a leading southern Maine financial services institution, named Jane Stack as its new chief financial officer effective January 1, 2022. She will report to Steve deCastro, the bank’s president and CEO. Stack was most recently senior vice president, controller, where she oversaw and led the Finance, Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Proof Departments....

GSB Maine Marathon Awards Camp Susan Curtis Unexpected $20,000

The 2021 Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay exceeded expectations by raising a record-breaking $430,000 for nearly 40 area nonprofits. The unexpected, additional revenue allowed race organizers to brighten the holiday season for Camp Susan Curtis with a gift of $20,000. “This funding will give Maine children in need the opportunity to go to camp...

Gift Card Scams

Scammers who ask for payment in gift cards often impersonate a well-known business or government agency, commonly with promises of tech or security support, which can be convincing. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft offering to help fix your infected computer for $200 in Target gift cards, that’s a...

Budgeting for the Holiday Season

It’s a joyful time of year and we all know how easy it can be to get swept up in the festivities, but holiday spending can significantly impact your finances. Here’s five tips to help you navigate the holiday season without depleting your savings: Set a budget early. Before you start shopping, make a list with spending limits for each person....

Keeping a Watchful Eye During the Holidays

You decided to brave the Black Friday crowds. You’ve been waiting in line for hours to purchase a must-have gift, finally make it to the checkout to pay, and the transaction is declined. GASP! What? How!? A call to the card issuer reveals that your information has been stolen, and your account has been maxed...

Cybercrime This Holiday Season

This holiday season, use caution when shopping online. Be wary of these common holiday scams. Remember to always think before you click. Too-Good-To-Be-True Sales & Deals If you’re like many holiday shoppers looking for a good deal on gifts, remember to avoid any sales that seem too-good-to-be-true (because they probably are). Phishing emails or ads...

GSB Hires New Director of Human Resources

Gorham Savings Bank has named Brian Robinson as its new SVP, Director of Human Resources. Robinson was most recently Director of Talent Strategy and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Bowdoin College. During his tenure, Robinson designed and implemented recruitment and retention programs with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity. He oversaw employee performance, conducted...

GSB Leases Space to Gorham Arts Alliance

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce a unique local partnership with the Gorham Arts Alliance (GAA) to utilize the first floor of its Operations Center in Gorham for their school aged enrichment programs, homeschool and special needs art and dance programs, as well as adult education classes. The Arts Alliance was looking for a...

How to Spot a Phishing Scam

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive, personal information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers or account information by posing as a trustworthy source, such as a reputable company. Phishing is commonly done through email, although social networking sites and chatting apps are becoming increasingly common routes as well. How to spot a...

Know The Signs of Business Email Compromise

You receive an email from a customer asking you to complete a Request for Proposal (RFP), or view a secure document. The request came from someone you’ve dealt with before, but you weren’t expecting this request. The sender looks right, and your email filter didn’t block it, but who is in control of the sender’s...

Collaboration with ReVision Energy to generate enough clean power for nearly all GSB locations

Gorham Savings Bank, a leading Southern Maine financial services institution, announced today it has broken ground on a 1.1-million-dollar solar array that when complete will offset virtually all of its electricity costs across its 12 branches and several office locations, including its 29,000 square foot Operations Center. The installation will generate 1 million kilowatt-hours (kWh)...

Veteran Commercial Lender Kim Donnelly promoted to Director of Wealth and Business Services

Gorham Savings Bank, a leading Southern Maine financial services institution, has promoted Kim Donnelly to Executive Vice President, Director of Wealth and Business Services. Donnelly comes to the role with more than 25 years of banking experience working directly with customers. She’s led the Business Banking division since joining GSB in 2011, shepherding its growth...

Help Kids Form Good Lifelong Saving Habits

Back-to-school is a great time to teach kids the importance of saving. Take the opportunity to have conversations about budgeting for school supplies, or earning money from an after school job. Teach the children in your life how to save by talking about it early and often. Help kids form good lifelong saving habits. Here...

Understanding Your Credit Score

Credit influences many of the financial steps we take in life, but what is it? Lesley explains credit in this short video: Think of Your Credit Score as Your Financial Report Card Credit is your ability to borrow money or access goods and services under an agreement that you’ll pay back the entire amount in...

How To Use Credit Wisely

As you take on debt, it affects your credit, but your credit is also what allows you to take on debt. Clear as mud, right? Learn about the relationship between credit and debt with our five tips for how to use credit wisely. Lesley breaks it down in this short video: Step 1: Pick a...

2021 Child Tax Credit Payments Started July 15, 2021

The 2021 Child Tax Credit in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to families struggling financially amidst the pandemic. If you qualify for the 2021 child tax credit, you may have already received your first advance monthly payment on or around July 15, 2021. Before you...

Letter to the editor: New child care law an investment in Maine people, economy

This letter originally appeared in The Portland Press Herald. Thank you to Gov. Mills, Senate President Troy Jackson and others, including the editorial board of this paper, for supporting L.D. 1712. Now law, it will help more Maine families access affordable, high-quality child care programs. It is a critical investment in Maine people and Maine’s economy. As your...

Credit Insights

Credit Insights is now available in the GSB Mobile App! Access your credit score and credit report, and can gain a better understanding of the key factors that impact your score. The service is free and allows you to: View your full credit report See what affects your credit score Get personalized tips for credit...

How To Increase Your Business Cybersecurity

Nearly half of all cyberattacks target small businesses. Yet only 40% of small businesses have a cybersecurity policy. Security breaches surged in the pandemic as more employees worked remotely, making data even more accessible to cybercriminals. As businesses work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, their vulnerability to fraud is at an all-time high. Just...