Kelsey is the Marketing Director at Grinnell State Bank. She started working in the Grinnell Branch at the age of 16, giving her almost 15 years of experience working in the banking industry. She enjoys keeping up to date on what is happening within the banking industry and sharing that knowledge with you.

Identity Theft Awareness

Identity Theft Awareness

Identity Theft Awareness Week This week is Identity Theft Awareness Week. Identity theft is when someone obtains your personal information and uses it to open accounts, file a fraudulent tax return, apply for loans, or apply for unemployment benefits. With the pandemic, identity thieves have been busy. In 2021, 4.8 million people were victims of…

#KeepMyBankingPrivate Financial Privacy

#KeepMyBankingPrivate

#KeepMyBankingPrivate We care about you, your finances, and your account with Grinnell State Bank, so we want to let you know about a concerning proposal taking shape in Washington, D.C. If passed, the proposal would require financial institutions like ours to report a larger range of information about your account to the IRS.   This…

Tips to improve your credit

Tips to Improve Your Credit

How To Improve Your Credit Score Financing a car, getting a credit card, buying a house, or getting insurance; these are all big milestones in your life and there is a lot of excitement when you reach them, but they all need good credit to obtain. In fact, having good credit is important for financial…

Online Shopping Scams

Online Holiday Shopping: Tips to Avoid Scams

With more shopping occurring online this year, and with the holiday season upon us, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds shoppers to remain vigilant. Be especially cautious of fraudulent sites spoofing reputable businesses, unsolicited emails claiming to be from charities, and unencrypted financial transactions. CISA encourages online holiday shoppers to review the following…