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Midwest Home Team answers your questions about home loans

Midwest Home Team answers your questions about home loans

The employee-owners at Heritage Bank are just as invested in your community as you are! We take pride in being the bank of choice in the communities we serve.  Whether you are looking to buy a new home, or you want to refinance your existing mortgage for equity or rate reasons, let the professionals at Heritage Bank handle your home loan needs!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Midwest Home Team at Heritage Bank has offered some basic answers to your questions about the mortgage process.  To get a home loan …

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North Dakota blogger finds common ground with corn & soybean growers

North Dakota blogger finds common ground with corn & soybean growers

Katie Pinke is a fifth generation North Dakotan and her passion has the same foundation as those who attended the annual Kandiyohi Corn & Soybean Growers Association meeting on Monday, Jan. 11.  Heritage Bank and Pioneer Heritage Insurance teamed up with the association and welcomed Katie Pinke as the keynote speaker.  Katie’s blog site, http://thepinkepost.com, is a compilation and reflection on her life on the prairie as a mom, wife and advocate for family, food and farming.

Nearly 175 corn and soybean growers from Kandiyohi County …

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Angels in Iowa

Angels in Iowa

For many years, our Heritage Bank locations in Iowa have hosted Angel Trees.  These trees are set up in the bank lobbies in early December decorated by tags listing gifts or household items requested by area families and charitable organizations.

By Christmas, each lobby is overflowing with generosity from of our community members and Heritage employee owners who have dropped off gifts for various charitable organization to distribute this Christmas season.

We want to say Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who contributed!  Please enjoy a …

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Enhanced debit card control

Enhanced debit card control

You now can have more control over the security of your debit card!

Upgrades to free mobile app enhance user controls to help prevent fraud and track spending

As data breaches become more commonplace, debit card users need to take better control of the security of when, where and how their debit card is used.  There is not much a consumer can do to prevent cards from being compromised, but tools are available to help mitigate potential fraud.

Heritage Bank is partnered with CardValetTM, a debit card management …

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Caution advised on high land rental rates

Caution advised on high land rental rates

Many crop producers in the Upper Midwest are coming off one of their best years ever in 2015, as far as corn and soybean yields are concerned. In addition, many farm operators in the same region that are enrolled in the new Ag Risk Coverage (ARC-CO) farm program option recently received a significant ARC-CO payment on their 2014 corn crop, and some producers also received an ARC-CO payment on their 2014 soybean crop. These two factors are leading some farm operators to be overly optimistic …

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ePay gets a facelift!

ePay gets a facelift!

As of Sunday, Oct. 25, you should notice upgrades to ePay online bill pay.

While all the basic functionality will remain, a few things are changing and some new security features will be added.

Easier Navigation: Each payee you have entered will be displayed on a feature ribbon for easier access.  Instead of clicking through “Manage My Bills,” you will be able to select to edit each payee’s information.

Identifying Payees: Each merchant payee may have a logo displayed next to the merchant name.  This will vary by …

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The keys to home safety lock more than your front door

The keys to home safety lock more than your front door

Securing Your Home Network 

A protected home network means your family can use the Internet safely and securely.

Most households now run networks of devices linked to the Internet, including computers, laptops, gaming devices, TVs, tablets, and smartphones that access wireless networks. To protect your home network and your family, you need to have the right tools in place and confidence that family members can use the Internet safely and securely.

The first step is to Keep a Clean Machine and make sure all of your Internet-enabled devices …

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Connections Wanted: Selberg makes residence in Willmar area

Connections Wanted: Selberg makes residence in Willmar area

YOUNG BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL MAKES MOVE TO WILLMAR

In a business where networking is key, Andrew Selberg is anxious to get more involved!

As a young professional new to the area, Andrew Selberg has already made many great connections.  Selberg is now managing the investment portfolio for clients in and around the Willmar area with Legacy Financial, LLC, as a registered representative of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., and an investment advisor representative of RDA Financial Network.

A native of Urbandale, IA, Selberg most recently lived in Hopkins, MN, just …

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Can you choose a bank by its building?

Can you choose a bank by its building?

When you choose which bank is best for you, do you make your selection by the structure of its walls and the height of its roof?

Probably not.

You would be more likely to select a bank that you could trust to keep your finances secure, provide timely services and useful products and have available to you a knowledgeable team of professionals.

Heritage Bank is competing in Sioux Falls without opening a traditional branch location.  “When it comes to a bank and how we manage your money; security, …

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Take safety precautions and protect yourself

Take safety precautions and protect yourself

Today’s mobile devices are as powerful and connected as any PC or laptop.  Take the same precautions on your mobile device as you do on your computer with regard to messaging and online safety.  The first step is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.  

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month.  Heritage Bank found these great tips offered by staysafeonline.org, powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Keep a Clean Machine

Mobile devices are computers with software that need to be kept up-to-date (just like your PC, laptop or tablet). Security protections …

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