ICBA and Bank Forward Encourage Consumers to Protect their Data during Cyber Security Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2015)—Americans live in a mobile society, relying on smartphones, tablets and computers to gather news, make purchases, interact with friends and family, and connect with financial institutions. Increasingly, cybercriminals compromise the networks that support these devices. This often results in identity theft, which can also yield financial losses and safety for consumers. In fact, a recent report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) found that computer hackers have stolen the personal information of approximately 40 million U.S. residents.


Our Annual Customer Appreciation Event, Sept. 2-15, 2015

Join us for our annual customer appreciation event!


Bank Forward Employee News, August 2015

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming members of the Bank Forward team!


2015 Bill Brown Award winners named

Bank Forward Chief Executive Officer Mark Brown has announced that Paul Dybing, Monika Neumann, Scott Johnson, Kara Wiebe, Beth Wynn and Cory King have been honored with semiannual Bill Brown Awards for service.


Bank Forward Employee News, July 2015

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Bank Forward team!


A meal that makes a difference: Priceless

Life is busy. Enjoying a meal out with your family, friends or co-workers is one of those little indulgences we all appreciate from time to time. So, whether you’re grabbing a quick breakfast on the way to work, sitting down with some colleagues for lunch or dining out with the ones you love – you can help in the fight against cancer when you pay with your Bank Forward MasterCard®.


Tory Hart, Josh Kasowski promoted at Bank Forward

Valley City --Tom Watson, Bank Forward President, is proud to announce two promotions in Valley City effective July 1, 2015. 


Bank Forward reaches Diamond level of giving to the Valley City State University Foundation.

Bank Forward is pleased to reach to Diamond level of giving to the Valley City State University Foundation. The Diamond level recognizes lifetime donations of $100,000 to $249,999 to VCSU Foundation.


ICBA Offers Financial Tips for Travelers

Sunscreen is only the beginning when it comes to keeping your family safe during your summer vacation.


Bank Forward Employee News, May-June 2015

There's a lot of excitement at Bank Forward lately! Read on for more on our new hires, promotions, retirements, and noteworthy news.



Plan For Your ‘Someday’ With These 3 Easy Ways To Save

Working hard, paying bills, and putting money aside for your needs and wants in the “now” are so often automatic in our day-to-day lives – so why aren’t we thinking about or planning for the future?


Pay now or pay later: replacement cost vs. actual cash value

Here in the midst of new home buying and homeowners claims season, I’m commonly asked to explain replacement cost versus actual cash value coverage. Here’s some general discussion on the difference—and benefits of each. This is for general information purposes only; as always, please consult your local trusted insurance agent regarding your individual situation.


Tips for Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

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June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA),  the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) and the nation’s more than 6,000 community banks are providing tips for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse.


Bank/Insure Forward 2015 scholarship winners announced

Bank Forward President Tom Watson and CEO/Insure Forward President Mark Brown are pleased to announce the winners of $500 educational scholarship awards from Bank/Insure Forward in 2015.   We wish our scholarship winners the best of luck in their future goals!



Summertime fun…are you insured correctly?

Oh, how we North Dakotans eagerly wait for the time of the year when we do not have to bundle up with scarves, mittens, coats, etc.  You know the drill if you are from the upper Midwest…when the time comes to walk out of your house and you dropped 10 pounds and didn’t have to do anything, you know it’s time for fun in the sun.


Renae Johnson earns CPIA designation

Carrington, May 7, 2015 – Renae Johnson, Customer Service Agent at Insure Forward, Carrington, recently was awarded the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society).



Bank Forward Employee News, April 2015

There's been a lot going on at Bank Forward! Read on for information on employee retirements, new hires, moves, and promotions!


Thank you, Terry Schock, for your years of service!

Bank Forward would like toannounce that we have accepted the resignation of Terry Schock, Payroll Clerk at our Jamestown Tax Forward office.


Top 10 Tips to Know if You Get a Letter from the IRS

The IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers each year. There are a variety of reasons why we might send you a notice. Here are the top 10 tips to know in case you get one.


Thank you, Julie Sedler for your 20+ years of service!

Bank Forward would like to announce that we have accepted the resignation of Julie Sedler, Loan Technician II at our Cooperstown office. Julie will be entering the wonderful world of retirement this month, with her last day of employment being Thursday, April 16th.


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