Financial tools

Great websites are available to learn about and research the current financial landscape.

Bloomberg provides influential decision makers a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. They provide financial data, news and analytics.

Yahoo! Finance provides information such as stock quotes, stock exchange rates, corporate press releases and financial reports. It also offers some online tools for personal finance management.

Seeking Alpha is a crowd sourced content service for financial markets. Articles and research cover a broad range of stocks, asset classes, ETFs and investment strategies.

TheStreet offers tools and insight to help make decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money.

Financial Times is an international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news internationally.

Marketwatch offers personal finance news and advice, tools for investors and access to industry research.

The Wall Street Journal is the largest newspaper in the US by circulation. It focuses on business and economic news.

A website devoted to investing education, personal finance, market analysis and free trading simulators.

Affiliate banks

CFSG was formed in 2001 by three community-based, local banks. Our connection with affiliated community banks provides additional services with local professionals who can respond to you with quick action and decision-making. We also help clients who work with a wide range of other financial institutions in the U.S., Canada and abroad.

National Bank of Middlebury was founded in 1831 and, for almost two centuries, has served the people who live and work in west central Vermont. They remain committed to serving their customers—both individuals and businesses—with options to suit all needs in their 5 locations: Middlebury, Hinesburg, Brandon, Vergennes, and Bristol.

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Community National Bank was organized in 1851 and provides a complete line of retail banking services to the residents of Orleans, Essex, Caledonia, Franklin, Lamoille and Washington counties.

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Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank, serving the people and businesses of northern New Hampshire and northeastern Vermont from nine banking offices. Chartered in 1889, they provide modern, convenient banking services to help customers “Balance Everything”.

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Additionally CFSG has a non-affiliate relationship with Peoples Trust Company of St. Albans, primarily in Franklin County, Vermont. visit website»

The benefits of an enduring financial relationship

When a husband and wife, clients of CFSG for several years, expressed their desire to move out of state and closer to their grandchildren, we quickly contacted a loan officer at one of our 3 affiliate banks and arranged a loan, allowing our clients to buy a new home near their family before they even listed their home in Vermont.

Another client began receiving less and less service on his business loans from his bank, which had recently become part of a large, out-of-state organization. Knowing he was dissatisfied, our trust officer contacted the president of one of CFSG’s 3 affiliate banks and quickly arranged for the loans to be moved and serviced locally. Now, our client receives the service he deserves.