New Faces at Merchants Bank

How can Merchants Bank meet your banking needs? We know how, by hiring great employees to help you when you need it. We want you to be satisfied with all of your banking needs, so we’ve hired skilled employees to provide you with the excellent service you deserve. Stop in and get to know our new front-line team members:

Angie Fredrickson joined the Red Wing team as a part-time Teller. Angie currently works at Nash Finch Econo Foods in Cannon Falls as a Cashier. She will be attending Inver Hills Community College in the fall. Angie is very excited to be a part of the Merchants team and can’t wait to meet everyone.

Austin Gelhar joined the Apple Valley location as a part-time Teller. Austin previously worked at Green Mill as a Host and at Emerald Greens in maintenance. Austin loves sports and enjoys participating in ultimate frisbee.

Abby Hanson started as a Customer Service Representative in Winona. Abby has been with Merchants Bank as an Electronic Banking Representative since 2010. Previous to this, she worked at the Associated Bank Operations Center as a Customer Care Representative. Abby is happy that she gets to continue to help the wonderful customers at Merchants Bank.

Shonna Pellowski started an Electronic Banking Representative in Winona. Shonna previously worked as a Customer Sales and Service Representative/Banker at Wells Fargo and Retail Desk Specialist at Watkins. Shonna enjoys art and has a dog named Jorge. She is excited to start at Merchants Bank so that she can get to know our wonderful customers!


Small Business Administration

SBARefreshENA Business Banker from Merchants Bank will provide specialized support for your specific business financing request. Our numerous business loan program options are designed to meet the specific needs of your business, from a business line of credit to fleet financing.

We are a SBA Preferred Lender, which means we can help qualified applicants right when they need us. We’ll listen and help you with the business loan you need. It’s that simple. Contact a Business Banker today to schedule a free, no obligation review of your business. Work with someone who cares about your business as much as you do. At Merchants Bank, we care about you and what’s right for your business. Loans are subject to credit approval.

Enjoy A Service that Can Save You Money

OnlineBankingENDo you want access to your account any time you want? How about a service that is free and can also save you money? Well, you’re in luck because Merchants Bank has just what you’re looking for. Our Online Banking service is free to our customers and allows for you to access your account when you need to.

Your time is valuable. Merchants Online Banking gives you convenient, easy to use, secure access to your accounts via the Internet. With Online Banking, you will have access to Bill Pay and Manage My Money, which will help you get the most of your banking needs.

Bill Pay allows you to pay virtually any one or any company through your Online Banking account. Save money on your postage, checks, and envelopes when you pay for your bills online instead of by mail. You decide who you want to pay, when you want to make the payment, and the account you want the payment to come from. It’s that easy.

Manage My Money is a Personal Financial Management (PFM) tool that is offered by Merchants Bank through Online Banking. You can get a complete picture of your financial information with Manage My Money. Track your spending, create budget goals, get account balances, bill due date alerts and much more, so that you can stay in control of your finances.

Take advantage of a great service, like the Online Banking, offered at Merchants Bank. Save time and money while you make safe and secure transactions with Online Banking. Click for more information on Online Banking.

Merchants Bank cares about what you think because it is important to us that we are providing you with the best service that we can. Please take a few moments to tell us what you think by answering the questions in this survey. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to learning more about how we can serve you better.

Is there Cash in Your Attic…or Basement…or…

All of us have something that we think might be valuable, but we aren’t sure if it is. Maybe it’s an old bank, or a painting, a piece of pottery, some china, a piece of memorabilia, or that odd thing your Uncle gave you, saying “Hold on to it. It’s valuable.”

Well, now you can find out and really get a better idea what it’s worth. Come and join us at Merchants Bank in downtown Winona from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. September 28, for the Merchants Bank Appraisal Fair. Twin Cities appraisal experts and area coin experts will be on hand to help you better understand the value of your items.AppraisalFairEN

You can have one item appraised for $8 or three items appraised for $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Winona County Historical Society.

Does your item have a great story behind it? Is there some mystery? What do you know about its history? Has it been part of the family for generations? Or is it something you picked up yesterday? Is it something your children might finally want? That is, if it’s really worth something.

Start looking in the closets or under the bed, or finally bring out that treasure from that secret place, and then bring it to Merchants Bank in downtown Winona.

For practical purposes, we ask that you give serious consideration to refraining from bringing large items, including furniture. We won’t have any way to bring the pieces into the bank, and having our appraisers leave their stations will slow down the process for all involved. We also ask that you refrain from bringing firearms.

We look forward to seeing you at the Merchants Bank Appraisal Fair and hearing your stories. For more information, call Mark Metzler at (507) 494-0524.

Have You Activated Your MasterCard Debit Card?

MasterCard Debit CardIf you have yet to activate your Merchants Bank MasterCard Debit Card that is attached to your checking or savings account, please do so today. As of September 4, Visa Check Cards no longer work. If you have any questions about activating your MasterCard Debit Card, have lost your card, or are interested in getting a MasterCard Debit Card, please contact our Electronic Banking department as soon as possible at (866) 496-0522, or stop in at your convenient Merchants Bank location.