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Our News and Announcements

We like to provide regular announcements, current promotions, financial tips and other FTSB updates. Take the time to view our most recent newsletters below:

6 Ways to Avoid Holiday Scams

With holiday shopping in full swing, shoppers should be extra cautious when making Christmas purchases. While millions of credit and debit card transactions are conducted safely every day, it is still important that consumers are aware of the potential for holiday scams. Read more for tips to keep your information safe.

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Calendar Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all of our participants who entered the 2016 calendar contest. Calendars will be available mid-November at any of our five offices.

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2016 Calendar Photo Contest

Show your pride for the place you live, and enter for a chance to win $100! Now until July 31st, we are accepting photo entries for our 2016 calendar. We are looking for photos with outdoor themes; photos should represent the scenic visual of northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. Winning photographers will receive $100, plus will be named in the calendar with their respective photo.

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FTSB Donates over $15,500 to Area Veteran Organizations in 2014

Farmers Trust and Savings Bank (FTSB) and its staff sincerely appreciate the men and women who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces. To show our continuing support, ‘Veterans Honor Checking’ was introduced in 2009 and continues to grow as a premier checking account designed exclusively for veterans and their spouses.

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New Telephone Banking Coming in March

On March 4, FTSB will launch an all new Phone Banking system. This new
system will have the same great features, such as checking your account balance,
transferring funds and reviewing previous transactions.

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What to Know When Shopping Online this Holiday Season

Many people will do some, if not most, of their holiday shopping on the Internet. According to the National Retail Federation, 50.8 percent of Americans will make at least one holiday purchase online. But as more consumers turn to the Internet to do their shopping so do the fraudsters with their scams. We suggest that consumers follow some simple steps to protect themselves while shopping online.

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FTSB 100th Anniversary Celebration Concludes

Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday, August 23rd in Buffalo Center in honor of our 100 year anniversary! More than 1300 people attended from 3-7pm, enjoying live entertainment, kid’s activities and a steak dinner. Although it was a rainy start to the day, we had a beautiful evening for the event.

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FTSB Anniversary Party to be held August 23rd

We have had so much fun celebrating our 100th year anniversary with our monthly contests. Thank you to all those who have participated! From guessing money in a jar, to bank trivia, to baby pictures, the response to our contest series has been tremendous.

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Keep an Eye on Your Account with Shazam Bolt

Card fraudsters are continuously becoming more sophisticated. At Farmers Trust and Savings Bank, we work hard to keep them at bay, yet we know you are often the best defense. And with the new mobile app, SHAZAM BOLT$, you’ll be even better equipped to spot fraud as it happens.

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Protect Your Identity with LifeLock

With the change of society and increasing amount of technology, identity theft continues to be a rising concern for all consumers. Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It is a serious crime that can wreak havoc on your finances, credit history and reputation. Without proper measures in place, it can take a lot of time, money, and patience to resolve.

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Summer Parades with FTSB

Have you seen FTSB and our growing float this year? We have been making our way around each of our communities to greet our customers and hand out candy to the kids (and adults, too!). As we prepare for our 100 year anniversary in 2014, our float “Helping You Make Things Grow since 1914” showcases our agricultural growth.

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Earn ‘A’ Scholarship Winners

Our Earn ‘A’ Scholarship Program encourages and rewards ongoing scholastic effort and performance. Students are encouraged to bring in their second semester junior year and first semester senior year report cards to any one of our Farmers Trust & Savings Bank offices. At that time, they will be awarded one “chance” to win a $500 scholarship. In addition, each “B” earned entitles them to one chance to win and each
“A” earned entitles them two chances to win. One lucky winner is drawn from each of the North Iowa, West Hancock, Lake Mills & United South Central school districts at graduation time.

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Financial Fixes in 15 Minutes

With today’s busy lifestyle, it is easy to get caught up in work, kid’s activities and other every day duties and let financial responsibilities slide (or even drop). Needless to say, taking short cuts often costs more in the long run and may not save you that much time. Here are five fast and easy tips to help you from falling victim to time and money loss.

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Joyful & Triumphant Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season! Holiday shopping is in full swing, and no matter where you are at on your list, it is great to be financially advised while making your gift purchases. This year (and next) take these thoughts into consideration when you head out to the retail stores.

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Welcome Aboard Bricelyn!

We are very pleased to announce that on May 1, 2012, the State Bank of Bricelyn and the Bricelyn Agency, Bricelyn, Minnesota, became a part of our Farmers Trust and Savings Bank family!

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