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Hallock Sales Office Breaks Ground for Expansion

American Federal Bank broke ground September 10 on an expansion of its Hallock, Minnesota Sales Office. The expansion on the north side of the existing building will almost double the size of the Hallock Sales Office … Read more

Why Might I See a Cloudflare Message?

On occasion, you may encounter a brief pop-up message from Cloudflare when accessing the American Federal Bank website. Cloudflare is a web security company that scans and detects suspicious IP addresses. Web traffic is routed through … Read more

Send Money to Family and Friends Quickly

With American Federal Send Money, you can transfer money fast to almost anyone with a U.S. bank account. All you need is your recipient’s email address or mobile phone number to text.  It’s that simple! Send Money allows you … Read more

American Federal Salutes Farmers at Harvest Time

Dawn to dusk, farmers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota work hard this time of year to bring in the harvest that feeds the world. American Federal Bank salutes the region’s … Read more

Online Bill Pay Website Upgraded

The American Federal Online Bill Pay website has been upgraded to better match the look and navigation of Online Banking. View a demo of the upgraded Online Bill Pay here. These changes apply only to the “Full View” … Read more

Paul Craigmile Is Ace Sales Star

Hallock Market President Paul Craigmile has earned the designation of “Ace Sales Star.” American Federal Ace Sales Stars are recognized with a photo and written tribute which are framed and displayed at the bank’s Home Office in … Read more

Tony Lopez Joins Wahpeton Sales Office

Tony A. Lopez has been named Associate Banker at American Federal Bank in Wahpeton Tony has almost 13 years of financial institution experience, including 10 years of client relations service and support in banking. He is … Read more

Avoid Tech Support Scams

You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Do not call, … Read more

Phone Scams on the Increase

Phishing doesn’t only come by way of an email message. There are many ways cybercriminals can dupe unsuspecting users. Using a phone is one way that is becoming more popular as the number of cell phone … Read more

Hallock Sales Team Celebrates Recognition

Employees at American Federal in Hallock have earned the bank’s top recognition for introducing their clients to eStatement. The Hallock Sales Team led all of American Federal’s 13 sales offices across the Red River Valley and … Read more

Chris Grettum Recognized as ‘Ace Sales Star’

American Federal Personal Banker Chris Grettum has earned the designation of “Ace Sales Star.” American Federal Ace Sales Stars are recognized with a photo and written tribute which are framed and displayed at the bank’s Home Office … Read more

Secure your Devices by Making Some Simple Changes

We are more connected than ever before. According to ABI Research, there will be more than 30 billion devices connected on the Internet by 2020. Our devices are connected to the world, including laptops, mobile phones, … Read more

Home Office Employees Celebrate Team Builder Recognition

American Federal Home Office employees celebrated “Team Builder” at a special screening at the historic Fargo Theater. Team Builder is a group recognition program introduced at American Federal Bank in 2008.  The program recognizes the team … Read more

Adam Braunberger Promoted to Business Banker

Adam B. Braunberger, Fargo, has been promoted to Business Banker at the Downtown Fargo Sales Office of American Federal Bank. Braunberger has 13 and one-half years of banking, sales and sales management experience in North Dakota and Minnesota. … Read more

IRS Warns of Tax Season Scams

The IRS is warning of a significant increase in a tax scam that gives victims a refund, then requests it back. Scams are quite timely around income tax filing time. W-2 forms include details that are … Read more

Ada Sales Team Earns Annual Team Builder Award

The Ada Sales Office of American Federal Bank has earned its first “Team Builder Traveling Trophy,” to cap off a banner year for 2017. Executive Vice President Ross Olson announced results of the “Annual Sales Office … Read more

American Federal Bankers Earn Recognition

Seventeen American Federal Bankers have earned recognition for outstanding sales and sales referral performance in 2017. A “Sales Star” is the highest honor of recognition an employee can earn at American Federal. American Federal’s 2017 Sales … Read more

Kent Anderson Named Regional President

Kent Anderson has been named Fargo-Moorhead and Wahpeton Regional President at American Federal Bank. Anderson has 21 years of agriculture and agri-business lending, banking and management experience in the Red River Valley, including Fargo-Moorhead and Grand … Read more