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First Security Welcomes Vicky Rowe

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Vicky Rowe has joined the First Security Service Center. From the First Security office in Charles City, Rowe will provide customers with a one-stop customer service experience. She will aid in many areas which include providing information about deposit and loan accounts, debit cards, online banking, and safety deposit box opening and access. She will also work on fraud situations and account reconciliation.

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First Security Welcomes Bre Knowles

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Bre Knowles has joined First Security.

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First Security Welcomes Julie Versluis

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Julie Versluis has joined First Security as Vice President and Trust Officer.

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First Security Welcomes New Employee

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Chei Hanig has joined the First Security team in Hampton.

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First Security Donates to Mission Thornton Inc.

First Security recently donated $2,500 to Mission Thornton, Inc. Their goal is to raise $24,000 to replace Thornton’s current welcome sign with an LED electronic message board.

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25 Easy Ways to Help the Planet and Your Budget

Conserving energy. Reducing landfills and pollution. Protecting the environment.  Chances are, you already know the impact that recycling can have on sustaining our planet. What you may not know, however, is the impact recycling can have in your home – and in your budget.

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How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

What do you want in life? A new car? Your own home? A great college education for your children?

 

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How to protect yourself from tax refund fraud

For many people, knowing a tax refund is on the way can be a big relief, an exciting treat, or both. And the sooner the refund arrives the better.

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Credit unions' free ride hurts Iowa's rural communities

Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer, Iowa View contributor 

 

How can an industry that claims to be “not-for-profit” keep billions in profits each year tax free?

Credit unions are now a $1.3 trillion industry, and reported $9.7 billion in tax-free profits in 2016. Three-fourths of those profits were in credit unions with more than $1 billion in assets. 

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First Security Welcomes New Employees

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Suzie Ross and Carla Winterink joined the First Security Service Center.

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Data Breaches: Protect Your Information and Money

Banks are national leaders in preserving the security of customer data. The industry dedicates hundreds of millions of dollars annually to data security, and adheres to strict regulatory and network requirements. The banking industry’s first priority is to protect consumers and make them whole.

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Year-End Retirement Savings Strategies

Whether your retirement unfolds as a beautiful dream or a scary nightmare depends largely on the financial decisions you make today. But if retirement planning is brand-new to you, you're not alone.

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See How Far Your Money Will Stretch on Black Friday

Black Friday sales save you money, but just how far will your dollars go?

We crunched the numbers to find out. Here are some of the ways you could spend your Black Friday budget this November 24 (but keep in mind that many deals begin on November 23, Thanksgiving Day).

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Spainhower Receives LUTCF® Designation

Bobbi Spainhower, Investment Sales Assistant at First Security, recently received the Life Underwriter Training Council FellowSM (LUTCF®) designation.

 

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6 Ways to Protect Your Business from Business Email Compromise Scams

Companies of all sizes are being targeted by criminals through business email compromise scams. 

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First Security Welcomes Back Educators

First Security was excited to welcome Charles City area educators back for the start of the 2017-2018 school year by serving them breakfast on Tuesday, August 22. Nearly 300 teachers and staff gathered in the new middle school commons for breakfast, allowing them to catch up with one another before the start of the new school year.

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First Security Tackles Credit Scores and Much More

As the back-to-school season is upon us, many of today’s younger consumers are likely gearing up to spend money, yet among U.S. adults ages 18 to 34, just over half are paying their bills on time. Furthermore, 44% of high school students report that they don’t know what a credit score measures, according to a study conducted by the Consumer Federation of America.

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Starting your own business? Open a business account at First Security

Managing finances can be complicated for small-business owners, especially when such a business is first getting started. Many entrepreneurs skip the important step of opening a business bank account, and instead use personal accounts to manage their business expenses. Opening a business account at First Security can have many advantages.

 

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Schlader Recognized for Lead Retail Lending Role

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Kim Schlader has been promoted to Lead Retail Lender.

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Michelle Warner Joins First Security

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Michelle Warner has joined the Rockford and Marble Rock offices’ retail team.

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First Security Foundation Donates to YMCA 2016-17 Annual Sustaining Campaign

First Security recently donated $3000 to the Charles City Family YMCA Annual Sustaining Campaign (ANSU).

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First Security Hosts Second Annual Agricultural Seminar

First Security Bank & Trust hosted their second annual agricultural seminar at the Greene Community Center on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The event, titled Field to Finance, focused on a variety of topics ranging from the economic outlook for agriculture in 2017, various government programs, and how to effectively work and communicate with family members in a business.

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Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2017

By Tammy G. Bruzon, America Saves

America Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically.

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Stacie Peterson Promoted to Lead Branch Office Representative

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Stacie Peterson to Lead Branch Office Representative in Rockwell.

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First Security Welcomes Sara Titus

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Sara Titus has joined the First Security Video Banking team.

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First Security Welcomes Sydnie Wagler

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Sydnie Wagler has joined the First Security team in Manly.

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First Security Board of Directors Announce Stice Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Tommy Stice to Senior Credit Analyst.

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4 Simple Steps To Stop A CYBER THIEF

Raising Awareness for Data Privacy Day January 28

In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on January 28, First Security is urging consumers to take an active role in protecting their data.

“First Security’s first priority is to protect our customers’ money and their financial data,” said Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer, President/CEO. “We use a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information, and we encourage our customers to partner with us in that effort.”

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David Jarvill earns Accredited Investment Fiduciary Certification

First Security employee, David Jarvill, has successfully completed the requirements for and has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® Certification.Add Image

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See What's Cookin' at First Security

Throughout the summer, First Security’s Video Banking crew grilled and handed out free hotdogs as a fun way to introduce more customers to the Video Bankers and the technology that First Security offers. First Security, a leader in cutting-edge financial products and services, is the first bank in North Iowa to begin using interactive video banking technology.

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