Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – digital banking trends

November 9th, 2017 Charlie Funk

In this space, I have recently written about technology trends in banking. Banking is changing rapidly as society changes. Customer preferences are changing and the financial services sector risks changing or becoming irrelevant over the next decade. It’s not just banking. Think about what has happened in the very straightforward and staid grocery industry. Amazon buys Whole […]

Disaster planning and your small business

November 9th, 2017 John Kimball

Disaster recovery planning – it’s one of those things every small business owner knows is important, but many avoid. The truth is, you just never know when a disaster will strike, and it’s important to prepare your business for such an event, just as you would your home and family. Despite the unpredictability of disasters, […]

Managing finances while a family member is enlisted or overseas

November 9th, 2017 Mike Finlayson

November is Military Family Month, and as we show appreciation for the sacrifices those in the military make, it’s important not to forget the unique challenges they face, such as serving overseas or being deployed in conflict zones. Those challenges also impact the service members’ ability to effectively manage their finances while also dealing with […]

Tips for planning for retirement as a small business owner

October 12th, 2017 Niki Prom

While operating your own business has many benefits, it comes with its fair share of unique challenges, too. One of them – planning for retirement. For many entrepreneurs, it’s tempting to funnel profits back into the company as opposed to saving for the future. While this may help your business grow, it is not necessarily […]

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A note from Charlie – a tribute to Sue Evans

October 12th, 2017 Charlie Funk

What follows is the general text of my remarks at our company’s annual Rally Day, which was held on Columbus Day. With all of our employees present, it was an opportunity for me to expand on topics of importance in our corporate journey. This year, we honored the retirement of an outstanding employee who has […]

Get Smart About Credit Day is Oct. 19 – here are three key takeaways

October 12th, 2017 Cindy Roberts

National Get Smart About Credit Day is Oct. 19, and we hope you take the opportunity to review your credit report and take action, if needed. Get Smart About Credit Day was launched in 2003 by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation as a way to help educate young adults about the importance of their […]

Common questions about home loan rates and fees

October 4th, 2017 Kerri Higgins

Buying your first home will likely be one of the biggest purchases you’ve ever made. It’s a big step both financially and emotionally and it can quickly become an overwhelming experience. We’re hoping to make the process less stressful for you by sharing our experience! In this article, we’re taking a closer look at mortgage […]

MidWestOne Business mobile banking is now available

September 7th, 2017 Renee Smith-LaBarge

Business banking with MidWestOne just got easier! Our new Business Mobile Banking App is now available for download. It’s simple, easy to use and comes with an array of features that makes managing your money convenient and more efficient. Convenience As a business owner, you know convenience is key when it comes to handling your […]

Is there a “right” way to do allowances?

September 7th, 2017 Andrea Hartman

When it comes to children and money, there are few topics that cause more confusion among parents than allowances. How much should you give? Should you require chores in return for allowances? Do you make your child save a portion of allowances? How do you know if it’s “working?” While having a set of “rules” […]

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A note from Charlie – customer service

September 7th, 2017 Inga Rundquist

As I sit down to write this month’s blog on a gorgeous Friday morning, I am looking out my window onto Clinton Street in Iowa City. The street is partially blocked off for the day for MidWestOne’s “Rock the Chalk” event. In a nutshell, Iowa City artists – professional and amateur alike – are competing with […]

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