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Mobile Banking Security

May 1st, 2015 Ron Haines

It’s faster than the race cars at the Iowa Speedway. It’s as quiet as an open meadow. And, it’s more dangerous than a beagle at a buffet. No, it’s not an army of ninjas. It’s the moment when someone steals your banking information. If it happens to you, your emotions will likely range from anger […]

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What are EMV credit and debit cards?

April 29th, 2015 Sandy Bailey

Do you remember listening to your favorite music on CDs? Perhaps cassette tapes? Or were you rockin’ out on the gramophone? It seems like we’re always adjusting to changes brought about by new technologies. There’s a big change you need to know about regarding payment systems and preventing credit card fraud. And it’ll be much […]

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Money management rules for entrepreneurs

April 9th, 2015 Chase Stafford

Look at you! Starting your very own business. Your vision has led you to this point and it’s likely been a whirlwind of excitement. If you’re like a lot of other small business start-ups, it’s likely been a roller-coaster of uncertainty, too. A lot of the uncertainty new businesses face stem from making major financial […]

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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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Creating a budget and sticking to it

March 26th, 2015 Jeff Johnson

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a plan for your money, where you could keep track of every penny coming in and going out? A plan that could help you stay on track, reach your goals and aim for that dream vacation? Good news! You’ve been able to do this all along! So, […]

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Traditional IRA & Roth IRA: What’s the difference?

March 10th, 2015 Cindy Mays

How are you preparing for your future? Are you climbing the ladder at work? Taking classes to learn new skills?  What about building a nest egg for your finances? One way to prepare for your future is to place your money into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). An IRA is, in essence, a savings account […]

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A note from Charlie – Mar. 5

March 5th, 2015 Charlie Funk

March 1-7 is National Consumer Protection Week. Identity theft is someone else’s problem. That is, until it happens to you! The following is a practical guide that offers important steps to follow and ways to enlist help from your financial institution: Don’t share your secrets. Don’t provide your Social Security number or account information to anyone who […]

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Signature transactions vs. PIN transactions: What’s the difference?

March 5th, 2015 Sandy Bailey

“Swipe your card.” We hear it in restaurants, gas stations and retail stores. It’s fast. It’s convenient. And, it’s a growing trend. The number of people using check cards is increasing at a very fast rate. In 2012, check card transactions were accountable for purchases reaching over $2 trillion in the United States, and that […]

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5 common mistakes new entrepreneurs make

March 5th, 2015 madmin

Starting a new business can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time. The thrill of introducing your product or service to the world can be clouded by the stress of long to-do lists. Getting your marketing in order. Hiring employees. Finding the right name for your business. All of these things are important decisions that can […]

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MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: Viewpoint Molecular Targeting

March 5th, 2015 madmin

Curing cancer − it’s an enormous undertaking, even for the geniuses on our planet. It requires an astronomical amount of knowledge, research, and funding. The vision and enthusiasm developed for doing such a thing is becoming a reality for Mike Schultz, Chief Science Officer at Viewpoint Molecular Targeting. When Mike began his career at the […]

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