Reward Yourself with eStatements!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in 2014 Summer | 0 comments

Sign up now and we’ll deposit $10 in your account! If you haven’t taken the time to sign up for electronic statements, we’re offering a reward for checking account customers who sign up to receive electronic statements now through July 1, 2014.  eStatements are safe, secure, environmentally friendly and can now be delivered with check images. Sign up today and get $10 deposited into your checking account.* It’s easy: Log into Online Banking Choose “Options” from the upper right-hand corner Scroll down to “Electronic Document...

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Tips Every Homebuyer Should Know

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in 2014 Summer | 0 comments

With housing prices and mortgage interest rates still low, spring is a great time to explore buying a home.  “Buying a home is the single largest investment that most people will make in their lifetime,” said Jan Frideres, Vice President – Mortgage Banking. “It is important to take an honest look at your budget to make sure you are fully prepared to buy a home.” Today, there are more obstacles to getting a mortgage, including higher credit score standards and closer reviews of applications. Preparation is key to navigating...

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Spring Clean Your Finances in Seven Easy Steps

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in 2014 Summer | 0 comments

The time to spring clean has arrived and, while many may be focused on organizing closets or scrubbing floors, Iowa State Bank encourages consumers to clean up their finances as well.  “Spring is a great time to take a hard look at your finances and identify ways to manage them more efficiently,” said President Tom Van Overbeke. “By getting your financial house in order, you can set the stage for a stronger, more successful future.” Iowa State Bank offers the following tips to help our customers cut back on financial clutter this...

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We’ve Got Your Back – Protect Your Identity!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in 2013 Fall Issue | 0 comments

You’ve heard it on the news. Identity thieves steal mail, skim credit cards, hack into ATMs, and rummage through garbage in search of their next victim. In the blink of an eye, criminals misuse bits and pieces of your personal information to obtain fraudulent credit. If you’re a victim, you need expert help now! Iowa State Bank can help with our Identity Theft Resolution Service provided by Identity Theft 911®. And, if you act before October 15, 2013, we’ll waive the fee until January 1, 2014. Our customers and their family members* can...

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Safe & Convenient Mobile Banking Tips

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in 2013 Fall Issue, eNews Archives | 0 comments

Convenience is the driving factor in the rise of mobile banking. But, as mobile devices, like smart phones and tablets, become more popular, hackers are finding savvy ways to steal information. As you start to use mobile banking, remember to avoid storing sensitive information like passwords and social security numbers on your mobile device. In addition, consider the following tips to keep your mobile device secure: Passwords:  Configure a password to gain access to and use your mobile device. Change it periodically. Set an idle-timeout that...

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Ways to Improve Your Home

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in 2013 Spring Issue | 0 comments

Spring is the perfect time to get your home looking its best. These simple and affordable ideas will help you de-clutter and add long term value. #1 — Organize Your Closet. First, dig in and toss or donate what you don’t use or wear. Second, talk to a local contractor to help with design ideas. Once you find the right fit, make a list of appropriate components and create new, more usable space. #2 — Take Back Your Garage. If you have a no-car garage because of all the clutter you store, try a starter kit complete with panels,...

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