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Ellicott City and Dundalk, Maryland, March 3, 2015 — Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBMD, “Howard”), the parent company of Howard Bank, and Patapsco Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: PATD, “Patapsco”), the parent company of Patapsco Bank, jointly announced today that they have entered into an agreement to merge. (more…)

Insurer Anthem Suffers Massive Data Breach…

February 12th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Howard Bank - (Comments Off)

One of the county’s largest Health Insurance companies suffered what may be the largest data breach ever, potentially exposing up to 80 million customer’s personal information.  Anthem says that names, birthdays, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data was exposed.  Based on this information, no bank information or actual medical information has been breached.  For more information on this breach visit; www.anthemfacts.com.

While this breach does not affect Howard Bank, we take real interest and responsibility in protecting our customers against fraud and Identity Theft.  While we have many checks in place to detect deceitful activity, we both can only benefit from consumers who are educated on the risks.  To find out how to protect yourself against Identity Theft, please visit us at; http://www.howardbank.com/identitytheft.html (more…)

Howard Bank’s Top Blogs of the Year…

December 18th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Howard Bank - (Comments Off)

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It’s hard to believe that 2014 is coming to a close. To call it a whirlwind or an adventure would be an understatement but as we close out the calendar year we wanted to pull together a list of our most popular blogs from 2014. Thanks to all our readers and followers for sharing/tweeting/commenting on our posts. Enjoy! (more…)

This Thanksgiving: A Thank You and a Promise

November 26th, 2014 | Posted by admin in 10 Year Anniversary | Events | Howard Bank - (Comments Off)

MaryAnn Scully

On behalf of everyone at Howard Bank, I’d like to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.

Although it’s customary to focus on our blessings on this specific day, I hope all our employees and customers know just how thankful and appreciative I am for them all year round. As a quickly growing, community-centered bank with an ever-increasing presence in the central Maryland region, it’s obvious that our success is not due to any one person or initiative–the success is shared and we’re all part of it. (more…)

Howard Bank: 10 Years Strong…

August 8th, 2014 | Posted by Mary Ann Scully in 10 Year Anniversary | Howard Bank - (Comments Off)

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MaryAnn ScullyIt was about ten years ago to the day that Howard Bank first opened its doors at the Snowden River and Hickory Ridge branches here in Columbia.

I clearly remember that day (August 9th to be exact). After a full year of preparation- raising capital, talking to regulators, signing office leases and hiring colleagues , to see customers enter our branches, drive up to our ATM’s, and to discuss with clients when we could book their new loans was the type of nail biting yet exhilarating moment that all business founders understand. I look back on it with awe and pride having seen what Howard Bank has become today.

Ellicott City, MD, July 17, 2014 –Howard Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: HBMD), the parent company of Howard Bank (the “Bank”), today reported its financial results for the three month and six month periods ended June 30, 2014.

Highlights for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014 were as follows: (more…)

Infographic: There’s Something About Harford

July 3rd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Howard Bank - (Comments Off)

As we celebrate the opening of our new branch in Bel Air (and look forward to a third Harford County branch later in the year) we thought it fitting to pay tribute to Harford County with an infographic detailing some interesting facts, stats, and historical points about this great county. Please enjoy and share the infographic below entitled, “There’s Something About Harford.” If you’d like to embed it on your website or blog simply copy the code at the bottom of this post.  (more…)

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By Joshua Kennon

Certificates of deposit and money market funds are popular choices for investors in the United States because each offers a unique set of advantages, terms, yields, pricing, conditions, and restrictions.  Depending on circumstances, resources, and your own investment portfolio preferences (more…)

How To: Choose and Open a Personal Savings Account…

May 8th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Howard Bank | Savings - (Comments Off)

If you are working toward saving money, one of the savings vehicles you may want to consider is a savings account. Savings accounts usually pay interest (although a relatively small amount) on the account, and your savings is generally protected by FDIC insurance. (more…)

Are You Ready to Meet Howard…

March 26th, 2014 | Posted by Mary Ann Scully in Howard Bank - (Comments Off)

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MaryAnn Scully

As a long-time Maryland resident, with over 30 years of experience in the banking and finance sector, I have experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to banking in the region. This background is what gives me the needed perspective to help lead and shape Howard Bank into what it is today. I am excited to be a part of not only the future of banking in this great state, but of Howard Bank’s legacy.