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It’s Time to Switch to American Federal Bank

Switching to American Federal Bank is easy. We’ll help you get started banking with American Federal and make the transition fast and secure. With American Federal ClickSWITCH, move your direct deposits, automated payments and online bill … Read more

Taxpayer Caution: Summertime Scams

The IRS has issued a warning that tax-related scams continue across the United States even though the tax-filing season has ended for most taxpayers. People should remain on alert to new and emerging schemes involving the … Read more

Tips for Buying a Lake Place

Owning lakeshore property can be a wonderful investment, but selecting and buying the right place can come with challenges, even if you already own a home in town. First-time buyers and those who have purchased a … Read more

Travel Securely. Keep Cyber Criminals Away.

Summer is a time to get away — time to take your dream vacation, go to the lake, or visit relatives out-of-state. Many travelers check emails and the status of work projects, read social media posts … Read more

Sales Stars Shine

  “Sales Star” is American Federal Bank’s premier recognition program. Annually, 17 American Federal employees earn an invitation to the “Sales Star Retreat,” a weekend celebration for the Sales Stars and their families. An Awards Banquet … Read more

Patrick Stadum Joins Greater Grand Forks Market

Patrick J. Stadum has been named Associate Banker at the East Grand Forks Sales Office. Patrick is graduate of the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Investments.  He was President of … Read more

Enjoy Online & Mobile Banking Enhancements

We have introduced several enhancements to American Federal Online Banking and the American Federal Mobile Banking App. The enhancements improve navigation and presentation of information. Here are some key features: Online Banking Bill Pay – Screens feature a … Read more

Julie Nowacki Named Associate Banker in Warren

Julie Nowacki has been promoted to Associate Banker at American Federal Bank in Warren. She continues as Office Manager of American Federal in Warren. Nowacki joined American Federal in 2011. She has 34 years of banking … Read more

Replace your Debit Card on the Spot

Replace your debit card–the American Federal Cash Card Check Card–on the spot. It’s inconvenient to be without debit-card access to your checking account funds, even for a few days. At American Federal, we offer “instant debit … Read more

American Federal Issues Microchip Debit Cards

Protecting American Federal customer information and accounts is one of the bank’s top priorities. Beginning in November, American Federal will issue EMV microchip debit cards to customers.  There is no cost for the new cards.  Customers … Read more

Thwart Cyber Crime

October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month,” which is an annual Homeland Security campaign to raise consumers’ awareness of cyber security. Cyber security continues to be a growing problem in the U.S. According to the FBI’s … Read more

Save Time: Deposit Checks Anytime, Anywhere

American Federal Online Banking customers can deposit checks whenever and wherever it is convenient for them. Mobile Deposit is a quick and simple way to deposit a check to an American Federal account from a mobile … Read more

Ryan Jacobson Joins Fergus Falls Sales Office

Ryan M. Jacobson has joined American Federal Bank in Fergus Falls as an Associate Banker. Jacobson has three and one-half years of experience in retail banking in Minnesota. Most recently, he worked as a Consumer Real … Read more

Adam Braunberger Named Business Banking Specialist

Adam B. Braunberger, Fargo, has been named Business Banking Specialist at the Downtown Fargo Sales Office of American Federal Bank. Braunberger has 12 years of banking, sales and sales management experience in North Dakota and Minnesota. … Read more

Nick Nupdal Joins Fargo South Sales Office

Nicholas A. Nupdal has been named Business Banking Specialist at the Fargo South Sales Office of American Federal Bank. Nupdal has four and one-half years of experience in financial services. He began his retail banking career … Read more

Tips to Saving Money for Buying a Home

Just over half (52 percent) of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years, according to a 2015 BMO Harris Bank Homebuyers Report based on research by Pollara Strategic Insights, … Read more