Bank Chats

Welcome to Bank Chats, our exciting new podcast series!

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Banking Isn't Boring

The concept of AmeriServ Presents: Bank Chats is to be an easygoing conversation between our host, Drew Thomas, and various experts who are invited to discuss a wide range of topics relating to banking and financial wellness. We are the new podcast on the block, but the discussions have been fantastic and well-received by all who have given feedback.

As you'll see below, you can find us wherever you get your podcasts, and we release two episodes each month: one full-length episode and one short-form episode, just offering our "2 Cents" on a recent news story or banking anecdote.

Rather read than listen? Each episode is also transcribed so that you can still enjoy the content while reading it at your own pace.

Tell Me More

We know that banks don't normally produce content like podcasts, but we recognized a need in our world for financial education that didn't bore people to tears. According to the FDIC, more than 95% of U.S. households were banked in 2021, meaning that only 4.5% of U.S. households lacked a bank or credit union account. That was the lowest rate since the FDIC survey began in 2009. But, despite so many Americans using banks and credit unions, we still talk with customers and neighbors every day who don't completely understand some of the financial terms, account types, or services that financial institutions offer. So, we decided to help.

Our guests on the show are professionals and experts in their various fields. Some of our guests are employees of AmeriServ Financial, Inc., while others are invited to participate from colleges, universities, and other walks of life. We do our best to find folks who are great at what they do and who are interesting to talk to. We feel that, if you're going to spend time with us, you should feel entertained as well as educated.

You can start listening right here on our website, using the embedded players on the episodes page. You can also find the podcast on your preferred streaming service by clicking on the icon of your favorite below.

Since we're the new kid on the block, we'd advise just starting at the beginning. Our first episode was released at the end of September 2023 - so it won't take you long to catch up. However, the episodes are self-contained so you can pick and choose the topics that most interest you without feeling like you might be missing any important information.

Right now, the best way you can support the show is by listening. We'd also love it if you'd follow the show by clicking the appropriate button in your preferred podcast app. And, sharing the podcast with your family, friends, and neighbors is always greatly appreciated.

Even More Ways to Listen

In addition to the podcast platform links above, Bank Chats is also available on:

Podcast Index, TuneIn + Alexa, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Listen Notes, Player FM, Castbox, and Goodpods

Bank Chats

Financial education shouldn't be boring! Bank Chats combines a relaxed conversational style with experts from various fields to talk about banking and finance using terms that everyone can understand.

AmeriServ

At AmeriServ, we believe banking is about more than money. It’s about making life’s big moments happen. We're your neighbors for life.

Drew Thomas

Drew Thomas is currently a VP of Marketing at AmeriServ Financial, Inc. He has previous professional experience working in radio and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and journalism from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Jeffrey Matevish

Jeffrey Matevish is currently a Digital Marketing Strategist at AmeriServ Financial, Inc. He has previous professional experience working in software development, has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and an applied associate degree in media production from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Latest Episodes

Listen to all of the Bank Chats episodes from this year.

Episodes Archive

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Bank Chats

Financial education shouldn't be boring! Bank Chats combines a relaxed conversational style with experts from various fields to talk about banking and finance using terms that everyone can understand.

AmeriServ

At AmeriServ, we believe banking is about more than money. It’s about making life’s big moments happen. We're your neighbors for life.

Drew Thomas

Drew Thomas is currently a VP of Marketing at AmeriServ Financial, Inc. He has previous professional experience working in radio and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and journalism from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Jeffrey Matevish

Jeffrey Matevish is currently a Digital Marketing Strategist at AmeriServ Financial, Inc. He has previous professional experience working in software development, has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and an applied associate degree in media production from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Latest Episodes

Listen to all of the Bank Chats episodes from this year.

Episodes Archive

Did you miss an episode? Fear not, you can listen to any episode from years past.

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      DISCLAIMER
      This podcast focuses on having valuable conversations on various topics related to banking and financial health. The podcast is grounded in having open conversations with professionals and experts, with the goal of helping to take some of the mystery out of financial and related topics; as learning about financial products and services can help you make more informed financial decisions. Please keep in mind that the information contained within this podcast, and any resources available for download from our website or other resources relating to Bank Chats is not intended, and should not be understood or interpreted to be, financial advice. The host, guests, and production staff of Bank Chats expressly recommend that you seek advice from a trusted financial professional before making financial decisions. The host of Bank Chats is not an attorney, accountant, or financial advisor, and the program is simply intended as one source of information. The podcast is not a substitute for a financial professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. AmeriServ Presents: Bank Chats is produced and distributed by AmeriServ Financial, Incorporated.