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?

Iowa State Bank is Top Iowa Workplace 3 Years Running

Top Iowa Workplace

Proud to be a Top Iowa Workplace – 3 years in a row!

For the third consecutive year Iowa State Bank has been selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces as announced in the Des Moines Sunday Register on Sunday, September 21, according to bank president . . . → Read More: Iowa State Bank is Top Iowa Workplace 3 Years Running

6 Tips to Save for a Down Payment

Before transitioning from renter to home owner, consumers must typically save between 5 and 20 percent of the home’s value for the down payment. Prepare for one of the first steps in the home buying process – saving for a down payment with these tips:

• Develop a budget and timeline. Start by determining how much . . . → Read More: 6 Tips to Save for a Down Payment

Rent or Buy? 5 Questions to Ask First

Before pursuing a rental or homeownership opportunity, consider the following questions:
• How much money have you saved ?
Start with an evaluation of your financial health. Figure out how much money you have for a down payment or deposit on a rental. Down payments are typically 5 to 20 percent of the price of the home. Security deposits . . . → Read More: Rent or Buy? 5 Questions to Ask First

Wartick Named Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

Jason Wartick

Jason Wartick, Sr. VP & Chief Credit Officer

The board of directors of Iowa State Bank has named Jason Wartick as Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer for Iowa State Bank.

With twenty years of lending experience, Wartick has served customers of Iowa State Bank as . . . → Read More: Wartick Named Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer