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Bank Forward is a locally-owned, independent community bank serving the lending needs of individual homebuyers, real estate professionals and builders in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Our experienced staff offers expertise in every area of mortgage lending for properties located in ND & MN...from purchase, refinance or construction lending to home equity loans and lines of credit. We have access to a full range of mortgage sources and our lending specialists are dedicated to finding the right loan with the best rates, terms and costs-to meet your unique needs.

And, now it's our pleasure to offer all of our exceptional mortgage services online. You will not only have access to the best loans available in the marketplace, but you can also review loan alternatives and even apply for your loan online - 24 hours a day.

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to putting our mortgage service to work for you!

Bank Forward NMLS Loan Originator ID #446402

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Congratulations on your decision to buy a new home, refinance, or improve your current home! There are many important things to consider throughout the process, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer, and we are happy to walk you through the process!

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Bank Forward Real Estate Servicing
NMLS ID# 446402
PO Box 850
Jamestown, ND 58401
Office: (701) 251-2040
Toll Free: (800) 450-3115
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When you visit this site, Ellie Mae may collect certain types of information from you, such as information you voluntarily provide via forms, applications, etc. Ellie Mae may also collect information about you from your online browsing and transactions, including your preferences, pages visited, technical information regarding your computer and operating systems, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name and system configuration and settings.

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When you sign up for online access to loan related information, you are asked to create your own username and password to access information related to your loan file. This information is encrypted during transmission. Ellie Mae allow you to select your own personal username (email address) to sign on. Ellie Mae strongly recommend that you use your own email address and not a shared email address that may be accessed by multiple parties.

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Your originator may ask you to set up four security questions and answers, as well as a phrase and site image that will be associated with your account. If Ellie Mae ever need to confirm your identity, your correct answers to the security questions in conjunction with the phrase and site image will help verify your identity.

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This website will automatically log you off after 20 minutes of inactivity. This reduces the risk of others accessing your information from your unattended computer.

Ellie Mae's computer systems are protected 24 hours a day by a powerful firewall that blocks unauthorized entry.

From the moment account information leaves your computer to the time it enters Ellie Mae's system, all online access is encrypted.

During any exchange of sensitive loan information or documents, our 128-bit encryption turns your information into a coded sequence with billions of possible variations, making it nearly impossible for unwanted intruders to decipher. Ellie Mae servers possess the formulas required 'to turn this code back into meaningful information for processing.

Any Web address beginning with "https://..." indicates the page you are viewing uses encryption. The "s" stands for "secured."

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Ellie Mae's security team maintains and monitors our security systems to help ensure that your accounts are safe and secure.

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To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all banks to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means to you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, physical address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license and other identifying documents. If you are opening a new business account, we may also ask to see business authorization and verification documents.


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