Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – Jan. 8

January 8th, 2015 Charlie Funk

On November 21, we announced that MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc., the parent of MidWestOne Bank, would merge with Central Bancshares, Inc., parent of Central Bank, headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Following the merger of Central Bancshares into MidWestOne Financial Group we will operate MidWestOne Bank and Central Bank as separate subsidiaries. The combined company is […]

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A look back at the Onederful Giving Giveaway

January 8th, 2015 madmin

This marks the end of our first year of the Onederful Giving Giveaway program. In the 12 months we’ve been running this promotion, MidWestOne has been able to donate $3,000 to deserving non-profits across Iowa. From Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County to United Action for Youth and many more, your participation in this program […]

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MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: FilmScene

January 8th, 2015 madmin

After only one year in business, FilmScene, the art house cinema located in downtown Iowa City, has made a lasting impression on local residents. The 65-seat nonprofit cinema has more than 900 members and member families, and has screened more than 200 movies to more than 30,000 moviegoers since its opening in December of 2013. […]

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How to help your child establish a credit history

January 2nd, 2015 Melissa Payne

These days, our economy is increasingly run on credit. If you want to get a mortgage, student loan or just want to put your dinner on a credit card, a solid credit history is needed. That’s why it’s so important to help your child establish a good financial foundation as soon as they turn 18 […]

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What is the difference between a charge card and a credit card?

December 19th, 2014 Scott Jamison

Many people use the terms “charge card” and “credit card” interchangeably, but the truth is the two are quite different. With their own set of costs and limitations, it is important to differentiate between both types of cards. Before you apply for your next card, whether it is a charge card or a credit card, […]

Your guide to holiday spending

eBook: Your guide to holiday spending

December 16th, 2014 madmin

The holiday season can be a budget-busting time period. After all – with gifts, entertaining, decorations and more, it’s not surprising that many people find it challenging to keep spending in check. In this booklet you’ll find a collection of our most helpful articles about how to keep holiday spending – and debt – in […]

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Spend smart this holiday season

December 12th, 2014 madmin

The holiday season can be a budget-busting time period. After all – with gifts, entertaining, decorations and more, it’s not surprising that many people find it challenging to keep spending in check. To help you end the year on solid financial footing, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite holiday spending articles. Enjoy! 7 ways […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – Dec. 4

December 4th, 2014 Charlie Funk

The year was 1979. A young bank management trainee in St. Joseph, Missouri was 200 miles from home and planning to spend a low key Thanksgiving Day as he had to work on Friday. The trainee was at Edna Dolan’s teller window and Edna asked, “What are you doing for Thanksgiving?” Upon hearing that the trainee did […]

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6 tips to save for a down payment

November 29th, 2014 Damon Colvin

Before transitioning from renter to homeowner, prospective buyers must typically save between 5 and 20 percent of the home’s value for the down payment. To help you prepare for one of the first steps in the home buying process, we’ve put together six tips to help you save for a down payment. Tip 1: Develop […]

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5 small business finance tips from the pros

November 22nd, 2014 madmin

As a small business owner, one of the most intimidating aspects of running a business can often be managing the finances. Being subject-matter experts in their chosen profession not many entrepreneurs have experience with the day-to-day aspects of running a business, let alone overseeing the finances. That’s where expert help is crucially important. A good […]

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