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Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – the communities we serve

July 6th, 2017 Charlie Funk

There has been a plethora of recent articles in the Wall Street Journal that articulate the challenges that face small town America. One of these articles had as its dateline, “Mahaska County, Iowa” and chronicled the difficulty that community faces in retaining its high school graduates after their college years. It also spoke to the difficulties of […]

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Note from Charlie – a note from my friend and colleague Jeff…

May 11th, 2017 Charlie Funk

I am departing from past practices today and posting an article written by my friend, Jeff Plagge, who is the President and CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. in Arnolds Park, Iowa.  Jeff is a former Chairman of the American Bankers Association, one of the highest honors a banker can receive. He is one of the most […]

Beware of “Business Email Compromise” wire fraud

May 1st, 2017 madmin

The entire banking industry, including MidWestOne Bank, has seen a recent increase in fraudulent wire transfer attempts. Scammers have been using a tactic known as “Business email compromise,” or BEC, to target employees and trick them into wiring them money by posing as someone within the organization, such as a CEO or CFO. According to […]

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Note from Charlie: Teach your child to save

April 6th, 2017 Charlie Funk

April 28, 2017 is National Teach Children to Save Day. This annual event was started by the American Bankers Association and each year bankers across the country use this day during Financial Literacy Month to raise awareness of this basic and crucial life skill. As a bank, MidWestOne is committed to encouraging this effort by […]

Important notification about the MidWestOne online banking system

April 6th, 2017 madmin

To ensure your financial information remains protected online, MidWestOne Bank plans to disable support for older, less secure Internet encryption versions. Starting Tuesday, April 11, the MidWestOne Bank online banking systems will only be accessible from web browsers that support TLS 1.2 encryption or better. If your computer cannot support TLS 1.2, you may have […]

Charlie Funk

Note from Charlie – own your mistakes

March 9th, 2017 Charlie Funk

“Take care of your customers and those who should be.” For more than 82 years, this has been the simple mission of our company. We spend a considerable amount of time and money training all of our associates to provide excellent customer service. We also talk about “service recovery,” which is the name given to efforts to […]

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A note from Charlie – letter to Richard

February 9th, 2017 Charlie Funk

It might appear unusual to publish a letter in this space recently written to someone who leads an organization that competes with MidWestOne. But Richard Davis, CEO of US Bank, is an unusual and extraordinary person. Persons who stand for integrity and who advocate for their professions are worthy of our respect and admiration. Below is a […]

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A note from Charlie – 2017 predictions

January 12th, 2017 Charlie Funk

As the calendar turns and we enter the New Year, I thought it would be useful to share a few of my own bank-related forecasts for 2017. Note that this sort of thing is usually folly as few predict the future with much certainty. We are going to see higher interest rates in 2017. While interest […]

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A note from Charlie – holiday reflections

December 8th, 2016 Charlie Funk

I remember it as if it were yesterday.  We spent an early November night sitting in the stands at Brady Street Stadium in Davenport watching the City High Little Hawks have their season come to an end in the state play-offs. Connie and I then drove home and we were in bed by 10:30. Sometime […]

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A note from Charlie – the practices of a small town banker

October 6th, 2016 Charlie Funk

I’ve been writing occasional articles about the “keys to success” for banks – large and small – as described by JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon. I have received much feedback about these articles and I do, of course, appreciate each note of comment. Today, I will write about the practices of a small town banker, […]

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