Find Treasures at 9th Annual Garage Sale

Members of the Iowa State Bank’s Pink Ribbon Crusaders have been searching for treasures for their Ninth Annual Relay for Life Garage Sale scheduled for Friday, May 1 from 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM.

The public is invited to shop the garage sale which will be held at the garage located in the employee parking lot of . . . → Read More: Find Treasures at 9th Annual Garage Sale

7 Ways to Frustrate a Fraudster During Tax Season

The weeks leading up to April 15 – tax deadline day – are often vulnerable ones for consumers, as W-2s and tax returns containing their personal information circulate over the internet and through the mail.

According to a Javelin Strategy and Research study, 12.7 million Americans were victims of identity fraud in 2014. Though down from 2013, . . . → Read More: 7 Ways to Frustrate a Fraudster During Tax Season

Avoiding Online Tax Scams

It’s tax season, which means it’s also time for tax scams, with numerous online scams that attempt to steal people’s tax refunds, bank accounts or identities.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates it paid $5.2 billion in fraudulent identity theft refunds in the 2013 filing season. Websense® Security Labs reported in 2014 it saw approximately 100,000 IRS-related . . . → Read More: Avoiding Online Tax Scams

Olsen Completes Consumer Credit School

Jenn Olsen of Iowa State Bank, Algona, successfully completed the Iowa Bankers Association Consumer Credit School, March 2 – 6, 2015 in Ankeny, Iowa.

The school is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. The purpose of the IBA Consumer Credit School is to prepare . . . → Read More: Olsen Completes Consumer Credit School

Bank Welcomes Ben Kern

Iowa State Bank President Tom Van Overbeke welcomes Ben Kern as a new lender in Algona.

Kern, an Algona native, brings experience in the consumer and residential real estate lending from both the Iowa community banking industry and from the mortgage brokerage arena. He is a graduate . . . → Read More: Bank Welcomes Ben Kern

Beware of Taxing Scams

It’s tax season, which means it’s also time for tax scams, with numerous online scams that attempt to steal people’s tax refunds, bank accounts, or identities. Last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates it paid $5.2 billion in fraudulent identity theft refunds in filing season 2013. Websense Security Labs reported in 2014 it saw approximately . . . → Read More: Beware of Taxing Scams

National Consumer Protection Week

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7, Iowa State Bank is partnering with the American Bankers Association to highlight personal finance resources and urge customers to take an active role in managing and protecting their money.

“We implement numerous safeguards to protect our customers’ money and information, and we also do our best to provide . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week

Bank Pledges Support to Carnegie Restoration

Restoration of Algona’s Carnegie Library building just became a little closer to reality thanks to a lead pledge by Iowa State Bank of Algona. Iowa State Bank announced a pledge of $100,000 toward the restoration project located on Nebraska Street in Algona.Bank Presents Pledge

Bank President Tom Van . . . → Read More: Bank Pledges Support to Carnegie Restoration

America Saves Week: Take Your Financial Future into Your Own Hands

America Saves Week, February 23 – 28, 2015, is the perfect time to review your finances, set your savings goals for the year, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is – Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.

Did you know that only . . . → Read More: America Saves Week: Take Your Financial Future into Your Own Hands

4 Simple Steps to Stop a Cyber Thief

Iowa State Bank Raises Awareness for Data Privacy Day Jan. 28

In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, Iowa State Bank is urging customers to take an active role in protecting their data.

“Iowa State Bank’s first priority is to protect our customers’ money and information,” said Tom Van Overbeke, President. “We use a combination . . . → Read More: 4 Simple Steps to Stop a Cyber Thief