Purge Paper Securely during North Shore Bank's Community Shredding Day!

You are invited to bring personal documents in for free, secure shredding at any office May 6, 9-11am. 

04/27/2017

Join us for Free Community Shredding Day!

Sift through that filing cabinet by Saturday, May 6th. Then, stop by any North Shore Bank branch between 9:00am and 11:00am to safely dispose of old documents. Proper disposal of papers containing personal information is a great way to protect yourself from falling victim to Identity Theft.
 
If you have a larger amount to shred, please visit one of our offices with a shredding company truck. Each person will be allowed to shred up to two boxes of materials. Visit shredit.northshorebank.com to find the location nearest to you. To help you guard against ID Theft, we will do our best to accommodate as many guests as we can.
 

What’s acceptable material for shredding?

  • Paper with staples and paper clips are okay to shred.
  • Do not shred three/four ring binders, folders with the long skinny metal strips to hold papers in place, or black metal spring clips, or anything similar. These items need to be separated and thrown in the trash or reused. 
 

Wondering what you ought to keep and what to toss?

Here are some basic guidelines to help you know how long to retain information:
  • Bank statements: Destroy after one year, unless you need them for tax purposes.
  • Utility bills: Throw out unless you need them for tax purposes.
  • Tax records: Most experts recommend destroying these after six years.
  • Insurance records: Keep for the life of your policy.
  • Life documents (birth certificate, marriage certificate, diplomas, divorce decrees and military records): Store in a safe deposit box indefinitely.
  • Homeowner records (deed and title to your house): Do not throw away.
  • Life- and estate-planning documents: Keep the most current copy.
  • Receipts for major purchases, such as furniture and electronics: Keep as long as you own the item.
 

Simplify and de-clutter

Sign up for free Online Banking and other online services like our Mobile Banking App. It’s easy, and reduces paper. You can view account history, make transfers, see when checks have cleared, and pay your bills from anywhere, 24/7.
 
Also, consider moving to eStatements and take advantage of our Bill Pay service, if you haven’t already done so. Both safely decrease your paper pile up. If you have questions or would like someone to walk you through the set up process for any of these services, please talk with your Personal Banker
 
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