Dana Wolff Graduates from Banking School

Dana Wolff, Branch Administration Manager with Bank Forward, Bemidji, recently graduated from the Dakota School of Banking sponsored by the North Dakota Bankers Association (NDBA) and endorsed by the South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA).


Chad Rieth Named Chief Financial Officer for Bank Forward

Fargo, ND − Chad Rieth has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer for Bank Forward. Rieth joined Bank Forward as Vice President of Finance in 2007 and has more than 20 years experience in the financial industry. He is a graduate of Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead).


Andy Haskell Named Market President for Bank Forward, Bemidji

Bemidji, MN Andy Haskell, CFP®, has been promoted to Market President of the Bemidji Bank Forward branch. Haskell is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and holds a joint appointment with Invest Forward as a financial advisor.


3rd Annual Bemidji Swim for a Cause Fundraiser

Friday July 25, 2014, starting at 7 a.m.* the Bemidji High School Swim Team will swim Lake Bemidji. The swimmers will start at Ruttgers Resort and end at Green Mill.


Insure Forward Welcomes New Hire, Michele Parkin!

Michele Parkin has been hired as a Customer Service Agent at Insure Forward in Grand Forks, ND. Michelle has three years of customer service experience. Please welcome Michele to the Insure Forward team as she begins employment on July 1st!


Ashley Stinar has been promoted to Loan Technician at Bank Forward Grand Forks

We are pleased to announce that Ashley Stinar, Personal Banker at Bank Forward in Grand Forks, has been promoted to Loan Technician I.


Bank Forward Welcomes New Hires, Mirissa Kronebusch & Char Perleberg!

We are pleased to announce Bank Forward's new hires for June!


8 Things Students Working Summer Jobs Should Know about Taxes

Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about the working world. That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nation. Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes:


ICBA Offers Tips For Financial Preparedness in a Natural Disaster

As hurricane and tornado seasons approach, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is offering tips to help individuals put their financial documents in order before a disaster strikes.


Online Banking Security Update!

We have good news – we’re making it easier for you to access your account online in Personal Online Banking, while continuing to protect you and your money with our powerful, multilayered security system.


Bemidji Insure Forward: New Location, Same Great Service

On June 3, 2014, Insure Forward, Bemidji, is moving to 700 Paul Bunyan Dr., NW, Bemidji. The new office shares space with Bank Forward and is on the second floor.


Auto-Owners Insurance announces Insure Forward as one of the Top 10 Growth Agencies for 2013

Auto-Owners Insurance is pleased to announce Insure Forward of Fargo and Insure Forward of Grand Forks have each been named one of the Top 10 growth agencies for the Company in the Fargo Region for 2013.


Insure Forward Welcomes New Hires, Terry Glandt & Melissa Schroeder

We are pleased to announce the two newest members of our team at Insure Forward in Valley City!


Grand Forks Kindergarten class visit to Bank Forward

We had a busy Friday here at the Bank Forward Grand Forks North branch! As part of the Junior Achievement program Melanie Slominski and volunteer for, we invited  a kindergarten class of 22 kids come visit the bank.


New Lobby & Driveup Hours for Bank Forward New Rockford Branch

Effective June 1, 2014 Driveup hours on Saturday will no longer be available at our New Rockford branch.


Bank and Insure Forward scholarship winners announced

Bank Forward President Tom Watson and Insure Forward President Toby Kommer are pleased to announce the winners of $500 educational scholarship awards from Bank/Insure Forward in 2014. We wish our scholarship winners the best of luck in their future goals!


Bank Forward donates $1,000.00 to the Wounded Warriors Project

Bank Forward donated $1,000.00 to the Wounded Warriors Project to go towards their annual Walker Retreat. Pictured here are Mark Sylstad, Bank Forward Market President, Andy Haskell, Insure Forward Sales Agent and Kelly Nelson, Walker VFW and American Legion representative.


New Terms and Conditions for Online Banking

As of April 18, 2014, our online banking service has been updated with new terms and conditions, which means that each customer will be asked to accept the new terms and conditions before online banking is accessed. 


Making the Switch has Never Been Easier!

We get it – switching banks can be a lot of work. But at Bank Forward, we don’t think it needs to be. Our personal banking officers are here to help make transferring accounts easier than you ever thought possible.


Bank Forward online and mobile banking are secure, not impacted by Heartbleed Bug

Many of you may have heard on the news about an Internet bug known as Heartbleed which exposes a flaw in communication that is securely transmitted over the Internet.  This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content.  It appears this bug may have been around for a couple of years; however, researchers just published their findings this week.


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