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Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie: July 9

July 9th, 2015 Charlie Funk

It’s not a secret Americans are loaded with personal debt. Even after the economic challenges of the last recession, the average American is carrying a higher debt load. According to the Federal Reserve, total U.S. consumer debt in 2014 amounted to a staggering $11.85 trillion. That includes revolving debt, such as credit cards, and other […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie: June 4

June 4th, 2015 Charlie Funk

Summer is here. Below is a sort of financial checklist to use. The list is not all inclusive nor is it centered on any particular theme other than good financial practices.  These are things that involve good common sense, but oftentimes we find that persons can get lazy or complacent and do not do what […]

MidWestOne customer spotlight: Popcorn Heaven

May 7th, 2015 madmin

When ReShonda Young had the opportunity to open a franchise, she did what few other people would do; she decided to do it all on her own, instead. ReShonda opened Popcorn Heaven on Franklin Street in Waterloo in March of 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. The store features unique and mouthwatering gourmet popcorn treats, […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – May 7

May 7th, 2015 Charlie Funk

One of the interesting aspects of writing a monthly commentary such as this is that I am never quite sure how many people are reading it. Just who are the readers? With that in mind, this month’s comment is directed at those who may not follow banking as closely as those of us who live it and […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie

April 9th, 2015 Charlie Funk

This is the story of a 24 hour business trip to Phoenix and back. And about great customer service. And, poor customer service as well. The entire episode left me with definite takeaways for MidWestOne Bank! United Airlines Flight 523 was scheduled to depart Denver for Phoenix at 3:15 pm. About 10 minutes before boarding, […]

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Exchanging Foreign Currency

February 11th, 2015 Angie Brown

You just took a phenomenal vacation through Europe and came back with some extra euros. Now what do you do with that currency? Maybe you are planning a trip to Japan and would like to exchange some money before you leave. How do you go about acquiring yen? Whether you are buying or selling foreign […]

The MidWestOne Academy

February 2nd, 2015 madmin

Have you ever wondered what the information on your credit report means or how your credit score is determined? Do you know the factors that go into establishing your mortgage costs? Have you thought about which savings vehicles are available and which ones are right for you? MidWestOne is proud to present a resource which […]

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 […]

Tricia Hanson Onederful Giving

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 […]

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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