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Mortgage Loans Are Simplified

Buying, building or remodeling a home is a big financial commitment, and can be stressful. At American Federal Bank, our Mortgage Bankers keep it simple when it comes to helping you purchase or remodel your home, … Read more

Tax Time Means Scams

Thousands of consumers and businesses have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the mail, telephone, or email to deceive individuals, businesses or payroll and tax professionals. There are several … Read more

Fosston Is American Federal ‘Team Builder’

The Fosston Sales Office of American Federal Bank is the 2018 Team Builder. The annual Team Builder title is American Federal’s premier team recognition award. American Federal Sales Offices in Minnesota and North Dakota vie for the … Read more

Employees Earn ‘Sales Star’ Recognition

Seventeen American Federal employees have earned American Federal’s highest honor of recognition for outstanding sales and sales referral performance in 2018. A “Sales Star” is the highest honor of recognition an employee can earn at American Federal. … Read more

Brad Costello Named Ag and Business Banker

Bradley (Brad) J. Costello has been named Ag and Business Banker at American Federal Bank in Grand Forks. Costello has 13 years of bank experience in Grand Forks and 23 years of financial services industry sales … Read more

Jon Swenson Earns Farm Succession Certification

American Federal Ag and Business Banker Jon Swenson has earned the certification of “Farm Succession Coordinator” from the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN). IFTN is a network of service providers from professional backgrounds, such as accountants, … Read more

American Federal Supports Youth

Being part of a team helps young people develop important personal and interpersonal skills. It helps them gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and prepares them for the future roles they will play in our communities and the … Read more

Brooke Hassel Named Associate Banker in Crookston

Brooke M. Hassel has been named Associate Banker at the Crookston Sales Office of American Federal Bank. Brooke joined American Federal in 2014 as an Associate. She is a graduate of Crookston High School and also has 10 … Read more

Jay Friedt Joins Hallock Sales Office

Jay A. Friedt has been named Ag and Business Banking Specialist at the Hallock Sales Office of American Federal Bank. Jay joins American Federal with previous commercial banking experience as a Business Banker in Grand Forks.  After … Read more

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