Welcome Corey Hansen as SVP, Commercial Lending at BankVista!

BankVista is pleased to announce that Corey Hansen is joining BankVista as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending. Corey brings with him a wealth of experience and a track record of success in commercial banking.

With his extensive background, Corey has demonstrated proficiency in various areas including commercial banking, relationship and loan portfolio management, and team leadership. His commitment to excellence and proven results make him an invaluable addition to our team.

In addition to his professional achievements, Corey is engaged in community service. He has been actively involved in the St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation, serving as an executive board member and chair of the finance committee since 2019. His past community engagements include serving on the board of the Boy Scouts Central MN Council(and co-hosting its lawn social fundraising events), leading the United Way of Central MN Corporate campaign, contributing to the Sartell Youth Hockey Association as a board member and coach, and City of Sartell Planning Commission.

Corey's dedication to serving both his professional and local communities is commendable, and we are excited to have him onboard. Please join in welcoming Corey to the BankVista team.


Brianna Johannes Achieves SHRM Certification

We are proud to announce that Brianna Johannes has become a Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional in 2024. This prestigious certification highlights Brianna's dedication to excellence in human resources and her commitment to advancing her skills to better serve our team and clients.


FREE Paper Shredding Event 

Do you have stacks of old documents piling up at home or in the office? Don't let them clutter your space any longer! Join BankVista' Earth Day celebration on April 22nd, during lobby hours, as we shred away paper clutter and embrace sustainability! Our paper shredding event is accepting paper only, no electronic, plastic items, staples, paperclips, etc.

For offices addresses, visit BankVista's locations page.


Upgrade To Notification Process of Possible Debit Card Fraud

BankVista is upgrading debit card fraud notification to include text messaging!  This enhancement will become effective the week of March 18th, 2024.  As always, thank you for choosing BankVista.

 

 


Bill Payment Paper Checks – Possible Delays

BankVista’s committed to providing quality services, offering flexibility to you while ensuring on-time payment delivery. While BankVista is proud to deliver payments on the date you choose, the delivery of paper payments might be affected by external factors. 

USPS Mail Delivery Delays

As you may be aware, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is modernizing its postal system as a part of its “Delivering for America” 10-year plan. As a result of this effort, there have been instances of delays in the delivery of Priority and First-Class Mail including paper checks.

While BankVista maintains a relationship with the postal service for paper payment deliveries, external factors can impact these deliveries. The USPS has been working to resolve the delayed mail deliveries and has released the following statement:

“As with any transition, some unintended and temporary disruptions may occur. We are taking steps to ensure packages are processed as quickly and efficiently as possible and apologize to any clients who may be experiencing issues with delivery of their items.”

Additional Information

At this time there are no planned adjustments to the lead time within the Bill Pay products. Payments will be posted upon receipt of checks and the payee/biller will address late fees on a case-by-case basis. Fees that are not waived by the payee/biller will be handled according to the terms and conditions of the Bill Pay service guarantee. Should you have additional questions contact the payee/biller directly at the telephone number listed on your most recent statement. 

If you are unable to come to a positive resolution, please contact BankVista’s Digital Banking Services at 320-257-1959 for further assistance.

Client Response 

While no action is required, BankVista does encourage you to allow more time for payments to be completed and advise you to account for potential delays before taking any action on outstanding checks. 

Thank you for your continued trust in BankVista. 


BankVista Honored for Community Commitment                                               

The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) has recognized 90 Minnesota banks for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their communities and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program.

BankVista is one of 90 Community Champions that have worked with hundreds of organizations in their communities this year, providing funding, volunteers, materials, supplies, and/or food for their neighbors.  Recipients of the recognition range in size from small community banks to large banks with multiple branches.

In the wake of another challenging year for many, Minnesota bankers stepped up their efforts to give back to their communities and citizens. Just during the MBA’s September Community Impact Month alone, these 90 banks and 411 branches devoted more than 3,600 volunteer hours, completed hundreds of community service projects, and donated tens of thousands of dollars to charitable organizations. In total, more than 279 distinct communities in Minnesota were impacted by their efforts.

MBA President/CEO Joe Witt congratulated the recipients. “Minnesota banks provide an extraordinary level of commitment to the communities they serve,” said Witt. “In addition to providing the capital that helps families and local businesses thrive, the banking industry’s record of supporting charitable and community causes is second to none. The MBA is pleased to recognize these banks for their commitment to making a real difference in their local communities”

The Minnesota Bankers Association is the state’s largest trade association devoted exclusively to the representation of commercial banks. The MBA was founded in 1889 and represents 95% of Minnesota’s banks. The MBA is proud to support our member banks as they work to ensure vibrant communities throughout the state. For more information, please visit our website at www.minnbankers.com.     


ATM Notice: US Bank has left the MoneyPass ATM Network

As a BankVista Client, MoneyPass is one of your surcharge-free ATM network options. On October 31, 2023 U.S. Bank made the decision to withdraw from the MoneyPass Network. While we recognize that this development may pose  inconveniences, we want to assure you that you can still access a variety of surcharge-free ATMs for deposits and cash withdrawal. To locate a nearby ATM, visit our ATM Locator page.

ATM Deposits:

U.S. Bank ATMs are no longer available for making ATM deposits. However, you can conveniently deposit checks at any time using BankVista's Mobile app. Visit our Mobile Banking page for more detail. Additionally, you can continue to make both cash and check deposits at many of the deposit-accepting ATMs found within the MoneyPass ATM network. 

ATM Withdrawals:

If you currently use U.S. Bank ATMs for withdrawals from your BankVista account, effective October 31, 2023, you will incur ATM surcharges from U.S. Bank and Out-of-Network ATM Fees from BankVista. To avoid these fees, you can access over 34,000 surcharge-free ATMs within the remaining MoneyPass locations. For your convenience, please visit our ATM Locator  to find an ATM near you. 

Would you like a refund on ATM fees? Check out BankVista's Kasasa Checking accounts today! 

We're Here to Assist:

Should you encounter any challenges in locating a convenient ATM, please do not hesitate give us a call at 1 (877) 415-0008.


Outstanding Women 2023: Amy Meyer

BankBeat honors Outstanding Women in Banking, bankers who have made significant contributions to their institution, industry, and community.Congratulations Amy Meyer! Amy has been selected as a BankBeat's Outstanding Women in Banking 2023 Honoree! Her commitment and hard work shine through and motivate us all!
Take a moment to read Amy's article at https://bankbeat.biz/outstanding-women-2023-amy-meyer/

 


Team Member Promotion

Congratulations to Shelley Steffes on her well-deserved promotion to Retail Processing and Closing Lead at BankVista! We are happy to have such a dedicated and accomplished member on our team. Here’s to continued success in your new role!



Team Member Promotion

Join in congratulating Amanda Fischer on her advancement as BankVista's Credit Analyst Lead! Amanda has consistently shown a strong desire to learn, improve processes, advance within BankVista, and help others excel. We are delighted to see Amanda continue to grow and enhance her and her team's skills.


Team Member Promotion

Congratulations to our team member, Austin Gerads, on his promotion!

Austin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role, having previously served as a Credit Analyst. His experience in understanding the intricacies of the loan process and approvals is invaluable. Austin consistently demonstrated a keen eye for detail and a deep commitment to helping our clients achieve their financial goals.

 

We are excited to watch Austin flourish in his new role.


BankVista Named A Top Workplace

 

The Star Tribune rated BankVista one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota. A comprehensive list of those chosen may be found at startribune.com/mn-top-workplaces and will be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 18.

Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive firms in Minnesota based on employee perspectives evaluating engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction. It is produced by the same team that compiles the 32-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public corporations in Minnesota. The analysis comprised responses from 124,719 Minnesota public, private, and nonprofit employees.

The Star Tribune Top Workplaces rankings are based on survey data gathered by Energage, an independent business focusing in employee engagement and retention. Over 5,000 organizations were invited to participate in the survey, and more than 124,719 employees shared their views. We are honored to be included in the list of Top Workplaces. Especially since the judges were our employees!

 


 

Banking Industry News

The FDIC has released an official statement regarding depositor funds of the former Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, California. Visit the FDIC website to view the press release in its entirety. 


Be Aware of Fake Text Messages

Alert: BankVista is aware of text messages appearing to alert you of your debit card being locked due to fraud. This is a phishing attempt and NOT from BankVista! Do not call the phone number or click the link in the text.
 
If you receive an email or a text message that appears to be from your bank, credit card company, or anyone else requesting that you take action, pick up the phone and dial a verified phone number. Don't call the number that sent you the text, be aware that cybercriminals are attempting to defraud you. 
 
As a reminder: 
  • Do Not Click on Links in Text Messages or Emails
  • Do Not Call the Phone Number in the Message
  • Never Share Your Account or Debit Card Number
  • Never Share Your PIN
  • Never Share Your Online Banking Credentials
Resources to Help Avoid Scams
Fraud Watch Network Scams are only one eample of thousands of scams, the following goverment sites are resources to help you recognizing common signs of a scam and could help you avoid one.
 
Federal Trade Commision Consumer Advice
 
 
Don't Click, CONFIRM IT
Call BankVista at 320-257-1959
 

Lender of the Year for MBFC

The Minnesota Business Finance Corporation has chosen Dan Nygaard as its Individual Lender of the Year for the upcoming fiscal year! Dan has won five times in the past seven years: 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, and 2022! This was based on SBA 504 program loans that were approved.
Dan, congratulations!


2022 Minnesota SBA Lender of the Year

BankVista is pleased to announce that for the 7th consecutive year we have been named a (2022) Minnesota SBA Lender of the Year by the US Small Business Administration's Minnesota District office! We take pride in assisting businesses with SBA loans and other solutions that they need to survive, grow, and thrive. We appreciate our wonderful clients and referral sources for helping us maintain this position of excellence. Thank You to our wonderful team, we do not take your outstanding efforts for granted!


BankVista Named Top 200 Workplaces by Star Tribune 

BankVista is honored to be named a Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune!  Among the hundreds of employers that participated in this rigorous program, it is an honor to be placed in this category.  Especially since the judges were our employees!

 

Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 79,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.     

 

BankVista humbly thanks our employees for their talent and hard work!  Our team is a made up of so many wonderful people who constantly strive to do the right thing(s) supporting each other and our clients.


The Top-Performing Community Banks of 2021

For the full article visit: Independent Banker Top Performing Community Banks  


Consumer Alerts

Learn more about the latest consumer advice, scams, and what you can do to protect yourself with the Federal Trade Commisions Consumer Advice website! 

Consumer Alerts By The FTC


Joe Prodinsky Named a Minnesota Housing Top Producing Loan Officer for Home Improvement Loans

Joe Prodinsky, Vice President Retail Banking, was named a Minnesota Housing Top Producing Loan Officer by Minnesota Housing for his Fix Up home improvement loan production during 2021!                                                                                   

Minnesota Housing is a state agency that works with loan officers like Prodinsky to provide affordable loans for home remodeling, repairs, energy efficiency upgrades and accessibility improvements. Homeowners can access the Fix Up Loan Program to receive loans from $2,000 to $75,000 with fixed interest rates and secured and unsecured options. More information and eligibility requirements are available at www.mnhousing.gov. In addition to home improvement loans, Minnesota Housing also offers homebuyer loans and finances multifamily housing across the state.


Shred Event, Friday, April 22, 2022

Protect your identity and bring your paper items to BankVista's lobby for safe shredding. 
Free shred event, open during lobby hours, available to the community.