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  • July 02, 2014 - What are Bots, Botnets and Zombies?

    Another monthly security tip from Shazam and ShazamSecure:

    You've probably heard terms such as “bots,”“botnets” and “zombies” in recent news stories about data breaches and other cybersecurity risks. But what exactly are they, how do they work and what damage can they cause?

  • June 11, 2014 - MasterCard debit cards to replace Visa debit cards at Heritage Bank

    We are excited for the opportunity to provide our customers with a brand new MasterCard debit card to replace their Visa debit card.  While the basic usability of the debit cards won't change, our new MasterCard program will provide our customers with a progressive approach to debit card use.

    When the new MasterCard debit card arrives, it can be activated at any time, but it can't be used until Monday, July 21. REMEMBER TO NOT CUT UP any current Visa debit cards until July 21, 2014.

  • May 30, 2014 - Protecting Against Mobile Malware

    Is Malware a Threat to Mobile Devices?

    The volume of cyberthreats to mobile computing devices continues to increase as new applications (apps) and devices proliferate.

  • May 22, 2014 - Heritage mentioned as leader in community lending project

    AS PRINTED IN THE WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE by David Little on May 19, 2014

    WILLMAR - Discussions are taking place to determine if local lending institutions might be used for the first time to finance Willmar's street improvements rather than using outside lending institutions.

  • May 21, 2014 - Online Banking Image/Pass Phrase Removed June 9
  • May 13, 2014 - Please Update Your Online Banking Password

    As part of our continued efforts to protect you and your private information, we've strengthened the requirements of our online banking passwords to better protect your account from potential fraud. If your password does not meet our new requirements (8-16 characters, including at least one alpha, one numeric and one special character), please take a moment to update it.

  • April 22, 2014 - Learn to be more Earth-Aware!

    10 tips to 'green' your home and $ave money... brought to you by the American Bankers Association and Heritage Bank.

  • April 10, 2014 - Heritage Bank NA Keeps Rural America Growing

    Just one of the many ways community banks build more economically sustainable communities.

  • April 10, 2014 - Mobile Banking App now available!

    Heritage Bank is proud to announce that the Mobile Banking App is available for your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

  • April 04, 2014 - Heritage Donations Outweigh Previous Years

    Area foodshelf donations from Heritage Bank doubled this year!

  • March 11, 2014 - Beware of a new breed of scammers pretending to be Netflix Tech Support

    Netflix subscribers beware: There's a scheme floating around the Internet that you should watch out for. If you're not careful, you could end up about $400 poorer ane with a stolen identity.

  • March 11, 2014 - How to Stay Safe with a Smart Phone

    Simple measures can protect users from loss of device or identity theft

  • February 19, 2014 - Mobile Banking now offers an iPad app for easier access than ever before!
  • February 12, 2014 - 2014 Cybersecurity Outlook

    As we look ahead toward the cyberthreats facing us this year, some key challenges will result from the advancements in technology that are becoming part of our daily lives. Ranging from the Internet of Things to online currencies, devices and systems have never been more interconnected. Before we adopt these new technologies, we need to ensure we understand the security implications and have appropriate layers of defense in place.

  • February 10, 2014 - Pop Ups can be a Phishing scam

    Phishing and Smishing are methods criminals use to trick you into giving them personal financial information.

    Typically Phishing uses an email message to gather information while Smishing uses an SMS text message to your phone.  Either way, please take a minute to familiarize yourself and protect your computer from this potential crime.

  • January 16, 2014 - Mathiasen earns RMA’s Credit Risk Certified Designation

    Bob Mathiasen recently passed the exam to earn the prestigious RMA Credit Risk Certified (RMA-CRC) designation from The Risk Management Association.

  • January 16, 2014 - Consumer Account Takeovers

    Criminals have their eye on your financial accounts. They want access.  Call it a takeover attempt – a HOSTILE takeover.

  • January 16, 2014 - Schmell welcomed as President in Rural Iowa

    The leadership of Michael Schmell will be key to Heritage team

  • December 20, 2013 - Card breach within Target Corporation

    Heritage Bank is aware of the debit and credit card breach within Target Corporation and we will continue to monitor the situation.  If Heritage Bank receives notification from Visa that your card information was included in the breach, we will make contact with you.  Please make sure that Heritage Bank has your most updated address and phone numbers.

  • March 15, 2013 - Protect Yourself from e-mail Tax Scams

    Shazam and Shazam Secure offer this monthly security tip for tax season: It is tax season and criminals are seizing the opportunity for scams. Do not become the next victim!