Don’t get caught by a phishing scam

The 15th annual National Consumer Protection Week is March 3-9. The week is dedicated to helping consumers protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft and avoid frauds and scams.

Internet “phishing” scams are one of the fastest-growing frauds today. Phishing expeditions can range from an elaborate website with fake graphics and logos to a . . . → Read More: Don’t get caught by a phishing scam

All You Need is LOVE — and Financial Intimacy

It’s the season of love, but before couples taking the next step in their relationship, they should shape their financial plan. Taking the next step in your relationship is not only a marriage of hearts but also a marriage of finances.

An important component of any romantic relationship is a solid financial footing. Use the following tips . . . → Read More: All You Need is LOVE — and Financial Intimacy

Save an extra $1,000 this year

The start of a new year is a great time to evaluate how your finances and make a savings plan. If your bank account isn’t where you’d like it to be, read on to find out how save an extra $1,000 this year.

As of February 1, there are 334 days left in 2013. A little math . . . → Read More: Save an extra $1,000 this year

It Might Be Wireless, But Is It Secure?

A Short Guide to Bluetooth Security

Wireless devices help us move our lives along faster and more efficiently. Let’s face it, they allow us to do more work, and have more fun along the way. However, security shouldn’t take a backseat to convenience, so take a few moments to think about Bluetooth security and how you can . . . → Read More: It Might Be Wireless, But Is It Secure?

Schutjer Leads Corwith & Wesley Offices

Iowa State Bank is pleased to announce that Brenda J. Schutjer will assume the daily management duties of the Corwith and Wesley offices. Schutjer will oversee the needs of customers in the Corwith and Wesley markets as Iowa State Bank continues to serve customers in the area.

“We’re pleased to serve the Corwith and Wesley communities. Community . . . → Read More: Schutjer Leads Corwith & Wesley Offices

Conlon Takes Reigns at Ruthven Office

Iowa State Bank is pleased to announce that Larry Conlon will assume the daily management duties of the Ruthven office beginning in January. Conlon will oversee the needs of customers in the Ruthven market as Iowa State Bank continues to serve customers in the area.

The bank recently remodeled its office in Ruthven. “We’re pleased to serve . . . → Read More: Conlon Takes Reigns at Ruthven Office

Get Smart About Smartphone Security

Smartphone security becomes more important every day as we add mobile banking and other personal information to our phones. It is estimated that there are 120 million American smartphone users, however, less than 5% of smartphones use third-party security software and more than 40% lack anti-virus software. More than half of users do not use password . . . → Read More: Get Smart About Smartphone Security

FDIC Insurance Changes: January 1, 2013

This is a Notice of Expiration of the Temporary FDIC Insurance Coverage for NonInterest-Bearing Transaction Accounts.

This is a courtesy notice to remind you that the temporary FDIC Insurance coverage for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts will expire on December 31, 2012. Please read the official notice below:

By operation of federal law, beginning January 1, 2013, funds deposited in . . . → Read More: FDIC Insurance Changes: January 1, 2013

Tips for Happier Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and whether you plan to make your purchases at a local retailer, at a shopping mall or online, taking a few precautions can save you time, money and stress down the road. Follow these tips from the Iowa Attorney General’s office to help you have a safe and happy holiday . . . → Read More: Tips for Happier Holiday Shopping

Sharing Tree Tradition Continues at Iowa State Bank

It’s a Christmas tradition in Ruthven. Iowa State Bank in Ruthven is putting up the Sharing Tree again and inviting 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 features a . . . → Read More: Sharing Tree Tradition Continues at Iowa State Bank