Taking Care of Customers since 1927

Now that's forward thinking

Building the Future. Celebrating Our Past.

We got our start as a small business, a small bank in a small town, in 1927. Our founder, A. C. Brown had a simple formula for success, “Take care of the customer!” It’s a promise we’ve kept for 90 years and one we intend to stick to. With locations across North Dakota and Minnesota, our highest priority is the prosperity of our customers and our communities.

CardValet® Access. Control. Anytime. Anywhere.

With CardValet®, you define when, where and how your Bank Forward debit card can be used.

CardValet Debit Cards

Recent News

Bank Forward Opens in Fargo

Bank Forward Opens in Fargo

Fargo, ND – Bank Forward President Tom Watson is pleased to announce the opening of its newest banking branch in Fargo, which will compliment its existing insurance services provided through Insure Forward. Bank Forward is located at 1202 28th Street South, inside the Insure Forward building. Insure Forward has been providing insurance services in Fargo for the past ten years.

Continue Reading

Latest Blog

Tips for Secure Holiday Shopping Online

Tips for Secure Holiday Shopping Online

The holiday season is nearing for many of us, and soon millions of people around the world will be looking to buy the perfect gifts. Many of us will choose to shop online in search of great deals and to avoid long lines and impatient crowds. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year many cyber criminals create fake shopping websites to scam and steal from others. Below, we explain the risks of shopping online and how to get that amazing deal safely.

Continue Reading