online banking

There’s more to Online Bill Pay than just paying bills

July 29th, 2014 Melissa Payne

While most people have become accustomed to online banking and the benefits it can offer, there are additional – lesser known – features on the platform that can help make financial transactions easier. MidWestOne’s online banking and online bill pay platforms give you immediate access to your financial information and allow you to monitor accounts, […]

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4 benefits of using a Business Check Card for your business

July 25th, 2014 Renee Smith-LaBarge

When it comes to selecting banking cards for a business, many entrepreneurs tend to gravitate towards checks or credit cards. When used wisely, credit cards and checks can be convenient uses of payment for businesses. However, business Check Cards – also known as debit cards – offer many advantages to  business owners. Check Cards, like MidWestOne’s […]

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Is auto-pay the best way to pay your bills?

July 25th, 2014 Kara Sabo

With the numerous invoices and bills that arrive in your inbox or mail box every month, it can get quite time-consuming to pay these bills – whether it’s from bank accounts, debit cards or credit cards. Automatic bill payments can be a tempting time-saver that is convenient and ensures bills are paid on time. But […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – July 10

July 10th, 2014 Charlie Funk

This month, it is a little bit about a lot of things … Whether it’s retirement or  a college education or for something else, many Americans have a tough time saving for significant future events. If your employer offers a 401k and matches a portion of your contribution, do everything you can to save at least […]

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MidWestOne customer spotlight: Feldman Performance

July 10th, 2014 madmin

With a love for sports and a passion for staying healthy and fit it’s no surprise that Dusty Feldman owns and operates Feldman Performance, a personal training business and gym. Nearly six years after starting his business he is on the verge of opening a new – and much larger – 24 hour/group training facility […]

Business owner finances

5 steps to managing the financial side of your business

July 4th, 2014 Chase Stafford

As a small business owner, dealing with the financial side of your company can be one of your biggest challenges. Typically, many entrepreneurs spend lots of time running the day-to-day operations of their business but little time handling the financial side. However, understanding and managing your company’s finances can have a very positive impact on […]

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When does it make sense to open a new credit card?

June 27th, 2014 Zach Kenyon

Temptations for opening new credit cards are everywhere – local events, at the mall and in your mailbox. Before you sign on the dotted line on another credit card application, make sure you understand how opening a new line of credit will impact your financial situation. While there are some situations where a new card […]

Lender

Need a loan? Here’s what lenders are looking for…

June 20th, 2014 John J. Garcia

Like most people, you’ll probably need to get loans to make important purchases throughout your lifetime – from mortgages to car loans to home improvement loans. To get your loans approved, and get the best interest rates, it’s important to understand how lenders analyze your financial situation.  By knowing what lenders look for, you can […]

Backpocket Brewing

MidWestOne customer spotlight: Backpocket Brewing

June 5th, 2014 madmin

In summer 2012, Coralville’s Iowa River Landing became home to a world-class craft brewery called Backpocket Brewing. The 15,000-square-foot facility features a large tap room and a beer garden for the public. The Coralville plant is an expansion of Backpocket Brewing’s other brewing operations at Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery in McGregor, Iowa. Old […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – June 5

June 5th, 2014 Charlie Funk

The headline caught my attention:  “Why $1 million may not be enough.”  This particular article in the Sunday business section dealt with saving for retirement. One of the things that has interested me as I start to approach retirement age is that many surveys show that retirees continue to spend more freely in retirement than […]

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