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Community Matters – Mario Flores

Bank Iowa team members donate more than 8,000 hours to community service each year. Here’s loan officer, Mario Flores, and… Read More >
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Community Matters – Mario Flores

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Bank Iowa team members donate more than 8,000 hours to community service each year. Here’s loan officer, Mario Flores, and… Read More >

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Great Bosses Slow Down, Build Communities

Mark Phillips

If part of your job is managing people, you probably feel compelled to keep getting better at it. One of…

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Sharing Your PIN: Just Don’t Do It

Bank Iowa

The scenario begins innocently: you’re too sick or tired to leave the house – or perhaps you’re just feeling especially…

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Wire Fraud and How to Avoid It

Bank Iowa

Those who thought they could never fall victim to a wire fraud scheme are awakening to a new reality: it…

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Making the Mid-Year Review More Reward than Work

Mark Phillips

Because our best laid plans often go awry, the mid-year business review is not only a good idea, it’s an…

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5 Reasons Healthy Team Members Lead to Healthier Companies

Mark Phillips

Employers are devoting an increasing amount of attention to the health of their employees, and for good reason. Here are…

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Don’t Be Held Ransom: Keep Malware Off Your Devices

Bank Iowa

Hostage crimes have gone digital. A well-known form of malware, ransomware is a cybercrime in which the perpetrator holds a…

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Public Enemies: How to Stay Safe on Public WiFi

Bank Iowa

When was the last time you logged into a secure online account while sipping a latte at your favorite coffee…

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When You Give All Your Money to Thieves and Still End Up in Jail

Bank Iowa

What if it was possible to go to prison for up to 30 years for being the victim of bank…

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Don’t Take the Bait: How to Avoid a Phishing Scam

Bank Iowa

As a reminder, if Bank Iowa contacts you, we will never ask for your full card or account number, PIN…

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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Cybercrime

Bank Iowa

There aren’t too many things more frightening than cybercrime. It comes in many forms, including identity theft, financial fraud, stalking,…

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Here’s How to Travel Without Financial Worry

Bank Iowa

Nothing puts a damper – and added stress – on a relaxing vacation like experiencing financial issues or becoming the…

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5 Ways to Stay Safe Shopping for the Holidays Online

Bank Iowa

Last year, some 81 million Americans spent about $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday alone. And if there’s one thing we know about…

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Hacked Email: How to Prevent, Detect and Respond

Bank Iowa

Securing our financial accounts is of utmost importance. Yet, many of the precautions we take to make sure hackers can’t…

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Strength in Numbers… and Letters and Characters: How to Create a Strong Password

Bank Iowa

After an unprecedented number of data breaches the past few years, one thing remains clear: People need stronger passwords. At…

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Don’t Be Scammed

Bank Iowa

Have you ever received a phone call from the IRS stating you owe large amounts of money in taxes? What…

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Smart Phone Security

Bank Iowa

Mobile devices are quickly becoming our most used – and valued – possessions. In fact, Flurry Analytics reports the average U.S.…

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Tech Support or Fraud Alert?

Bank Iowa

Caller: “Hi. This is [big-name software company]. We’ve detected a virus on your computer.” Do you… A)   Listen closely and follow…

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​BANK SECRECY ACT: HOW BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP RULES AFFECT YOU

Bank Iowa

Due diligence processes where we need them most. As you may have heard, the Bank Secrecy Act has been amended…

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​TEACHING CHILDREN TO SAVE MONEY

Bank Iowa

​It's like training wheels but with cash. It's never too early to start saving for the future, and there are…

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​SAVING FOR MAJOR PURCHASES

Bank Iowa

Because sometimes being spontaneous is a terrible idea. Saving for a major purchase is a traditional way of setting a…

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​PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY

Bank Iowa

​Prevent the preventable with these proactive identity theft tips. Each year, nearly 10 million Americans have their personal information stolen,…

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​GET SMART ABOUT YOUR CREDIT

Bank Iowa

​It's like your relationship history with all of your bills. A solid credit history can be one of your most…

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HOW TO CREATE A BUDGET

Bank Iowa

It's like a reality check for your money. Take charge of your finances by creating a budget and sticking to…

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​ONE OF LIFE’S BIGGEST MILESTONES: BUYING A HOME

Bank Iowa

It's like an investment you can live inside. Achieving home ownership is a dream for many, but it isn't for…

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The Economic News that Actually Matters to Your Business

Mark Phillips

With so much information from so many different sources flooding into our daily lives, it can be difficult to separate…

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5 Ways to Be the World’s Greatest Non-Profit Board Member

Mark Phillips

Not many things feel as good as being asked to join a non-profit board. The idea that a group of…

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3 Ways to Invest in Iowa’s Qualified Opportunity Zones

Mark Phillips

When I first learned of the prospects of opportunity zones in Iowa, my imagination went wild. Opportunity zones are low-income…

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Give Me One Good Reason to Switch Banks

Mark Phillips

There isn’t a soul on earth, nor in business, who relishes the idea of moving financial institutions. But perhaps it’s…

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The 8 Most Essential People to Help Sell Your Business

Mark Phillips

Setting a course for the future of your business is a team sport. While many of the decisions you’ll have…

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Get Your Ears in Gear: Three Ways to Listen to Customers

Mark Phillips

Ever Googled yourself and discovered all the people who share your name? I share mine with a Canadian CBS News…

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Overcoming 3 Common Fears of Giving

Mark Phillips

The most generous time of the year is just around the corner. With holiday spirits high, corporations and individuals will…

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5 Ways to Make Rising Rates Work for You

Mark Phillips

A hike in prices is rarely met with optimism; unless you’re the one profiting from them. As the cost of…

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How Much Tech Can Your Money Take?

Mark Phillips

There isn’t a single aspect of our lives that hasn’t been impacted by technology. Largely positive, these changes have made…

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Changing Attitudes About Money Will Shape the Future of Cash

Mark Phillips

When I was growing up, a child of the 80s, people who paid with plastic seemed to be in a…

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What My Kids Learned about Money from The Tooth Fairy and Some Really Big Pumpkins

Mark Phillips

Last weekend over breakfast, the second of my four sons called out the Tooth Fairy for what he perceived to…

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