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Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers

During the holiday shopping season, shoppers are looking for the perfect gifts. At the same time, criminals are looking for sensitive data. This data includes credit card numbers, financial accounts and Social Security Numbers. Cybercriminals can … Read more

Children Can Be Victims of Identity Theft

Children can be targets of cybercriminals. too. Some statistics report one in 40 kids have been victims of identity theft. According to law enforcement authorities, more than one million children have their identities stolen each year.  … Read more

Tap, Pay and Go with American Federal Mobile Wallet

It’s here – Mobile Wallet from American Federal Bank. Mobile Wallet is available to customers with American Federal Visa® credit and debit cards. Mobile Wallet provides a convenient, secure, on-the-go payment option to customers who want to … Read more

8 Ways to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is a form of malware used by cyber criminals to freeze your computer or mobile device, steal your data and demand a “ransom” be paid — typically from a hundreds to thousands of dollars. Ransomware … Read more

American Federal Salutes Farmers at Harvest Time

Farmers in the Red River Valley and Lakes Country work hard this time of year to bring in the harvest that feeds the world. American Federal Bank salutes the region’s farmers and ranchers for their energy … Read more

Welcome Special Olympics Board

American Federal Bank welcomes the Board of Directors of North Dakota Special Olympics. The Board held its September meeting at American Federal’s Downtown Fargo Home Office. Hosting the meeting is John Schumacher, Greater Grand Forks Market President, … Read more

Equifax Data Breach

Check back for updates as more information is available. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has opened an investigation into the Equifax data breach disclosed in September 2017. American Federal works hard to help you protect your personal … Read more

Same-Day ACH

Customers now see Same-Day ACH debits across their accounts.  This is the next step in a process that began in 2016, which is streamlining the way customers access their funds. Background As part of an effort to … Read more

Chris Schenck Named Ag and Business Banker

Chris Schenck has been named Ag and Business Banker and Vice President at American Federal. His office is at the Fargo South Sales Office. Schenck has 20 years of commercial and ag lending experience in the … Read more

Marie Petry Promoted to Associate Banker

Marie E. Petry has been named Associate Banker at the Wahpeton Sales Office of American Federal Bank. Petry joined the Downtown Fargo Sales Office of American Federal as an Associate in 2015 and transferred to the … Read more

Bill Anderson Graduates from Graduate School of Banking

Bill Anderson, Crookston Market President, American Federal Bank, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a three-summer banking school which provides management and leadership training for community-banking leaders. A graduate degree in … Read more

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: 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