The Equifax data breach continues to be a hot topic in the news and updated information has been shared since last week. Based on new information and questions we've heard from you, we've included some information below:

Q: Was Affinity Plus part of the Equifax data breach?

A: No. Affinity Plus did not have a data breach and we are in no way connected with the data breach at Equifax.

Q: Where can I find more information about steps I can take?

A: The Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. government agency working to protect consumers, is a reliable source of information. The FTC's website (ftc.gov) has a featured section on its home page that contains resource links to provide information and advise consumers on what to do if you have been impacted by the Equifax data breach.

Q: What should I do if I want to seek legal action?

A: We advise you to consult an attorney with legal questions.

Q: What else should I be doing?

A: Continue to monitor credible news sources, as new information and updates are happening often. Stay informed and be diligent about the security of your information.

We place the highest priority on protecting your personal and financial information. As your financial institution partner, we are here for you and want to work with you to be aware, educated and diligent - your engagement is a vital component of protecting your information. Affinity Plus also has several ways that we can help protect your information, including account alerts and 24x7 access to your accounts through online and mobile banking.