NEWS & EVENTS

At First National Bank Minnesota, we like to educate our customers and keep them up to date on what’s happing within the Bank, as well as in the world of banking and finance. Check here for Bank news and announcements, tips, scam alerts and more!

 

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First National Bank Minnesota Provides $16.2 Million in Paycheck Protection Program Loans

St. Peter, Minn. (May 13, 2020) – Since the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) launch in early April, First National Bank Minnesota has approved $16,259,245.00 in desperately needed liquidity for 238 businesses disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 First National Bank Minnesota provided 44 percent of its PPP loans to customers who could not otherwise access PPP funding through their large bank or credit union relationship. The bank’s PPP loans to current and new customers of First National Bank Minnesota preserved thousands of jobs at businesses in Nicollet, Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Scott, Carver, and Sibley counties.

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First National Bank Minnesota to Open in Belle Plaine

St. Peter, MN (April 20, 2020) – At the start of the business day on Monday, April 20, one of the area’s longest serving financial institutions officially changed its name to First National Bank Minnesota. The merger of First National Bank Minnesota and the State Bank of Belle was announced in June, 2019.

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First National Bank Minnesota to Close Lobbies Effective March 18th, Due to Covid-19

These are unprecedented times as we all work to understand COVID-19 and take the necessary steps to safeguard ourselves, our families, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.

In an effort to prevent further community spread of COVID-19, First National Bank Minnesota will be closing the lobbies in each of our branch locations effective Wednesday, March 18th, until further notice. We will continue to do business through our drive-thrus.

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First National Bank Minnesota Acquisition of State Bank of Belle Plaine

Saint Peter, MN (June 28, 2019) – Bancommunity Service Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire the State Bank of Belle Plaine, located in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Bancommunity Service Corporation, parent company of First National Bank Minnesota, will begin operating the bank after obtaining regulatory approval which is expected in approximately three months. A merger of the two banks will follow early next year. First National Bank Minnesota has offices in Saint Peter, Mankato and Gaylord.

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Look out for Social Security Number Scams

The bad guys have come up with a scam to steal your Social Security Number (SSN). These fraudulent vishing, or “voice phishing” attempts often appear to come from the actual Social Security Administration (SSA) number – but the scammers are faking it.

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Fraudulent Activity Alert

First National Bank Minnesota is currently blocking all international transactions that are attempted on your card. In addition, we issue MasterCard debit cards through Fiserv, who provides 24/7 Fraud watch services and temporary card blocking to monitor suspicious activity. 

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Elder Financial Abuse

The elderly are all too often targets of financial abuse. It’s important for all customers to be aware of this very real issue and learn about ways to help prevent elder financial abuse from happening to themselves or their loved ones. If you have questions or concerns about the safety and security of your finances, you should speak to one of our universal bankers.

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