Get to know Marcus Krings from the Credit Card department at Merchants Bank.
When did you start your banking career?
Marcus: I started in 2006 at Winona National Bank as a Lead Teller. Then, I came to Merchants in 2012 to the Electronic Banking department. I moved to the Credit Card department in 2016 and was recently promoted to Credit Card Manager.
What is your best credit card tip?
Marcus: It sounds simple, but make your payments on time and don’t spend beyond your means to keep yourself out of trouble. If you’re not sure where you stand, call your credit card company (which is hopefully the friendly, local people at Merchants Bank!).
What’s one thing your mom or dad taught you about money?
Marcus: Money doesn’t grow on trees; you have to earn it to spend it. It’s kind of funny that I’m in credit cards now, but the principle still applies.
If you won $1,875,000 what is one FUN thing you’d do with the money?
Marcus: I would take my family to Disneyland (or maybe build a zombie bunker).
Besides money, what’s your favorite green thing?
Marcus: Sour apple gummies. Those are still delicious.
What are you looking forward to most in your new position as Credit Card Manager?
Marcus: I’m excited to continue to grow our customer base, work with the wonderful team at Merchants Bank and provide an exceptional experience to our customers. Helping our customers understand credit products and use them wisely is very rewarding.
Subject to credit approval.