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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 […]

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MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: John’s Grocery

February 5th, 2015 madmin

When a small mom and pop establishment opens its doors in 1948 and continues to thrive in the midst of modern challenges, there is a reason for its success. In the case of John’s Grocery in the heart of Iowa City, there are several reasons. John’s Grocery, an Iowa City tradition, has stayed focused on […]

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A note from Charlie – Feb. 5

February 5th, 2015 Charlie Funk

It was time for vacation! My wife, Connie, and I had planned to take the week after New Year’s off and visit a warmer climate. With a horrible weather forecast for the Midwest, it seemed like it was going to be the perfect week for vacation. Things did not get off to a smooth start. When we […]


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 […]


Increase Satisfaction and Your Bottom Line in 2015

February 2nd, 2015 Cathy Rottinghaus

It’s February and you are busy gathering information to close out your books and file your tax return. Most small business owners and managers are doing the same. It’s likely you’re reviewing last year’s activities, going over numbers and thinking about how to make 2015 even better than 2014. While these tasks are important, they […]

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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 […]


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, […]

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