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2017 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. Equifax is one of three major U.S. credit bureaus. … 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: 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