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

Sharing Tree Keeps Growing at Iowa State Bank

It’s a Christmas tradition in Ruthven. Iowa State Bank in Ruthven is putting up the Sharing Tree for over a decade. Employees invite area residents to make Christmas special through this gift program for residents at the Ruthven Community Care Center, Assisted Living Center and RCCC Villa.

Since 2003 the bank has displayed the Sharing Tree that . . . → Read More: Sharing Tree Keeps Growing at Iowa State Bank

Geelan Completes Commercial Lending School

Matt Geelan

Matt Geelan, Loan Officer

Matt Geelan of Iowa State Bank in Ruthven successfully completed the 2014 Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School held October 5 – 10 in Cedar Rapids.

The school is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. The purpose of the IBA . . . → Read More: Geelan Completes Commercial Lending School

Trick or Treat…or Should We Say Trick or Threat?

October is not only National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it’s also the time to celebrate Halloween, bringing to mind scary things that are merely figments of our imagination. In the digital world, however, there are many scary things that aren’t figments of our imagination — things we should in fact be worried about.

The threats in cyberspace . . . → Read More: Trick or Treat…or Should We Say Trick or Threat?