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Get ready: Our new website goes live the evening of Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We are excited to announce the rollout of our new website the evening of Wednesday, May 25, 2016. 

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Janine Anderson Earns CPIA Designation

New Rockford, May 5, 2016 – Janine Anderson, insurance sales agent for Insure Forward, New Rockford,  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).

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Bank Forward celebrates ESOP month

Fargo ND – Tom Watson, Bank Forward president and ESOP trustee, has announced that Bank Forward will celebrate the 16th anniversary of their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in May.

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Retirement Savings: It’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials. The lack of retirement savings in our country is an epidemic that affects all three generations. . According to the 2016 Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), only two-thirds of workers (or their spouses) are currently saving for retirement, with 26 percent reporting they have less than $1,000 saved. It’s time to sweat the small stuff.

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7 Tips to Help Older Adults Choose the Right Caregiver

According to the National Council on Aging, almost 90 percent of the financial abuse committed against older Americans are at the hands of someone they know and trust.

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14 Red Flags for Elder Financial Abuse

The key to spotting financial abuse is a change in a person’s established financial patterns. 

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Don't Fall Victim to the Grandparent Scam

According to the Federal Trade Commission, between 2012 and 2014, consumers reported more than $42 million in losses from scams involving the impersonation of family members and friends. This scam, commonly known as the “grandparent scam,” is a form of financial abuse that deliberately targets older Americans.

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5 Ways to Spot a Lottery Scam

According to the FBI, in 2014 consumers lost more than $8 million to solicitation scams. These scams, commonly referred to as “advance fee,” “lottery” or “sweepstake” scam, often begin with fraudsters telling the victim they’ve won a lottery or sweepstake raffle. The consumer is issued a check worth more than the amount owed and instructed to pay taxes and fees before receiving a lump sum payment. Unfortunately, the check––in addition to the raffle––is bogus.

 

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Samantha Bollingberg promoted to Personal Banking Supervisor in Carrington

Please join us in congratulating Samantha Bollingberg on her promotion to her new role as Personal Banking Supervisor.

Bollingberg started with Bank Forward in 2014 in Carrington as a Personal Banker and will transition into her new on Monday, April 18, 2016.

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Support Feeding the Valley’s Backpack Program May 11, 2016 in Grand Forks

Bank Forward, along with several other banks in Grand Forks, has teamed up with Northlands Rescue Mission and The Wild Hog restaurant for a unique fundraiser.

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Bank Forward welcomes new hires, March 2016

Bank Forward is pleased to announce the placement of the following individuals:

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Community Banks: Clearing a Pathway to the American Dream

About this time every year Americans embark on spring cleaning. That includes clearing away dust bunnies from lamp shades and base boards, determining home improvement projects and, generally, getting their financial affairs in order. After all, April 15 is tax day!

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Donation made to Boy Scouts of America

The Bank Forward Board of Directors is pleased to announce a donation to Boy Scouts of America. The donation will be used for scouting programs in our region.

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Bank Forward Announces Bollingberg as Market President, Montgomery as Assistant VP

Tom Watson, president of Bank Forward, is pleased to announce that Grant Bollingberg has been promoted to market president of the Carrington branch.

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Bank Forward Announces Kasowski as Market President

Tom Watson, president of Bank Forward, is pleased to announce that Josh Kasowski has been promoted to market president of the Valley City branch.

 

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Bank Forward Names Officer Designations. Feb 2016

The Bank Forward Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following promotions.  

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Bank Forward Announces Promotions, Feb 2016

The Bank Forward Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following promotions.

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Bank Forward hires Jennifer Collison as Real Estate Loan Officer

Tom Watson, Bank Forward president is pleased to announce that Jennifer Collison has joined the bank as a residential real estate loan officer. Collison comes to Bank Forward with more than 12 years experience in banking and real estate.

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Pollock, Woehl and Ulven Hired at Bank Forward

Bank Forward President Tom Watson is pleased to welcome several employees to Bank Forward.

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