Merchants will be upgrading our Online Banking service on March 1, 2015 and we want you to be aware of a few key of changes and enhancements:
- Your Online Banking home page will have increased functionality, such as making transfers between accounts or viewing recent transaction history.
- You will have the ability for more customization through alerts and preference settings.
- The location of the Logout button will move from the green menu to a smaller menu on the right side of the page. Please take note of this to ensure you securely sign out of your Online Banking account in the future.
If you have questions regarding Online Banking, please contact our Electronic Banking department at 800-944-6285. Click here to enroll in Online Banking now.
Kevin Finke has joined the Merchants Bank team as an Assistant Vice President and Business Banker, according to Randy Domeyer, Senior Vice President and Business Banking Department Manager.
“Kevin’s knowledge and energy will be a definite benefit to those people looking to build their business through working with Merchants Bank,” Domeyer said. “Kevin has taken on a great deal of responsibility helping businesses succeed in the markets he has served, and we know he will continue to build relationships here in our area.”
Before joining Merchants Bank, Finke worked as a business lender in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. He has a Business Administration degree from Winona State University.
“Merchants Bank has the reputation as a business banking leader. I look forward to enhancing that reputation as I help businesses reach their goals” Finke said. “My wife and I also look forward to returning to the Winona area. It is the place where we belong.”
Contact Kevin for your business banking needs today: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are excited Chad has decided to join our team,” Domeyer said. “He’s an experienced and knowledgeable banker who is well known and has strong relationships in our market. We are sure he will enhance what we have to offer business customers throughout the area.”
Before joining Merchants Bank, Anderson had been employed at Winona National Bank the past 12 years as a business banker. He has experience in all areas of business lending, including commercial, residential, real estate, equipment loans and SBA (Small Business Administration) lending.
“This is a good opportunity for me to build and enhance relationships in the area business community as a member of the Merchants Bank team,” Anderson said. “I look forward to contributing to the growth of the bank and representing Merchants in the community.”
Anderson is a native of the area and is active in community organizations, including currently serving on the boards of the Winona ORC and the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce.
Contact Chad for your business banking needs today: 507-457-1196 or email@example.com.
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- Requesting tax refunds
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If you have questions regarding the routing number change, please contact a Customer Service Representative at your local Merchants Bank.
At Merchants Bank, we are happy to welcome new employees and celebrate new positions filled by current staff. These frontline employees are all looking forward to serving you. Take a moment to congratulate them.
Barb Johnson has joined Merchants Bank as a Lead Teller in St. Charles. Barb was previously the owner of Potiche Pottery and Gifts in Lanesboro and has also worked at North Castle Graphics and Mestads Bridal. She is married with three children and has lived in St. Charles for 16 years. She enjoyed studying in England.
Leanne Reich has joined Merchants Bank as a Customer Service Representative in Red Wing. Leanne previously worked at Home State Bank in Willmar, MN as a Teller/Customer Service Representative. Leanne and her husband, Dan recently moved to the Lake City area from Hutchinson, MN. They have three sons, David, Nathan and Jacob. Leanne and Dan are excited to be living in this area of the state and are enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Robert Root has joined the Merchants Bank as VP/Network, Datacenter and PC Services in the Information Technology department in Winona. Bob previously worked at Eastwood Bank as an Information Officer and Project Management Officer. He is an avid fisherman and golfer. He lives in Stewartville, MN with his wife and two college age kids.
Ashley Wagner has joined Merchants Bank as an Electronic Banking Representative in Winona. Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Winona State University and a Certificate in Baking & Pastry from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute. She formerly worked at Mon Petit Cupcake, LLC and Mugby Junction. She loves to spend time with her friends and family.
The economy continues to improve. One indicator we look at in banking is the increase in our lending portfolio.
Our lending portfolio continues to grow at Merchants Bank.
- Overall our lending portfolio has increased 15.7% through the first three quarter of 2014 compared to the first three quarters of 2013, where we had a very strong year compared to many other financial institutions.
- Commercial lending increased 16.3% across all of our locations.
- Ag lending has increased 12.9% and SBA lending has increased 16.3%.
The increase shows our expertise in and commitment to growing these important segments to help make the places we live better.
Contact a Business Banker today to learn more about business financing and leasing options at Merchants Bank. Subject to credit approval.