Get to know Carol Bell from the Credit Card department at Merchants Bank.
When did you start your banking career? What are you looking forward to in your new position?
Carol: I started at Merchants Bank in 2002 and have worked in departments everywhere from compliance to mortgage processing to loan servicing to underwriting and now I’m here in credit cards. I’m looking forward to taking the knowledge I’ve gained from other departments to help our credit card customers as much as I can.
What is your best banking tip?
Carol: I think it’s really important to bank locally so you can build a trusting relationship with people that understand your area and can provide reliable, personalized service.
What’s one thing your mom or dad taught you about money?
Carol: My dad says, “If you don’t have the money for it, don’t buy it.” Of course, there are exceptions to this, such as larger, long-term purchases like a car or college tuition, but it is still a good thing to remember for day-to-day purchases. Simply put: be responsible with your money.
If you had $1,875,000 what is one FUN thing you’d do with the money?
Carol: I would travel somewhere warm…with a beach…clear waters…and cold beverages!
Besides money, what’s your favorite green thing?
Carol: Honestly, Christmas trees!
Subject to credit approval.