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

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

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

Debit Card Security: October 24, 2014

Iowa State Bank is aware of a recent security breach of a merchant database. We are taking appropriate measures to help protect our customers.

At this time, account holders do NOT need to call Iowa State Bank to learn whether they are impacted. If we discover that your card was involved in the incident, we will notify . . . → Read More: Debit Card Security: October 24, 2014

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

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

10th Annual School Supply Drive for CWL a Success

2014 CWL School Supply DriveArea residents worked together with Iowa State Bank to present CWL Schools with the supplies needed for a successful school year. CWL Schools high school secretary Allyson Thompson received the cash donations and school materials for the 2014– 2015 school year presented by . . . → Read More: 10th Annual School Supply Drive for CWL a Success