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

How to Avoid a Holiday Hangover

With consumer sentiment the highest it’s been since the recession, shoppers are expected to open their wallets a bit wider this year. Will holiday spending leave shoppers in the red? Not if they plan wisely and use some common sense tips. Simple planning can make the season more care-free and enjoyable when you know you’re in . . . → Read More: How to Avoid a Holiday Hangover

Combat Cyber Fraud

Learn how to protect your small business, yourself, your family and your devices with these tips.

Small Business Owners
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small businesses to transfer funds from accounts and steal private information, a fraud referred to as “corporate account takeover.” Criminals use spoofed emails, malicious software and online social networks to obtain login credentials . . . → Read More: Combat Cyber Fraud

Bank Adds Chief Credit Officer

Iowa State Bank of Algona is pleased to announce that Tom Van Overbeke has joined the bank as chief credit officer. Van Overbeke brings over thirty years of banking experience in the areas of lending, trust, retail and operations.

Tom has a long history of community banking experience ranging from Iowa banks in Carroll, Pocahontas and Webster . . . → Read More: Bank Adds Chief Credit Officer