Your Ag Operation Smells Like Money to Us Too!

At First Independent Bank, we know what it takes to keep your Ag operation moving forward.

We also have what it takes to help you make it happen.

First Independent Bank has been partnering with Ag operations for over 100 years, forming a partnership with local farmers to help them acquire the equipment, the supplies, the operating resources, and the livestock they need to make farming a business that works for them.

Local Expertise. Local Interest.

Our Ag lending experts live and work in the same places around Minnesota that our Ag customers are running their farming operations. We know the Ag business, and we're committed to making it profitable for our customers. We're working for local families and for local businesses. Our success means success for our neighbors and friends, for our local communities and our local economy. 

Your Ag operation smells like money to us, too.

Ag Lending with First Independent Bank.

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Customer Profile

Dalton opened a checking account with First Independent Bank when he was 16 years old. Since then, we've been his bank and his partner. Our Ag lending expert, Justin, has helped him with his hog barn with an FSA loan, as well as with operating loans, real estate loans, feed loans, cattle loans. 

Our expertise is helping people like Dalton be more successful with their Ag business.

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First Independent Bank: Big Enough to Know Business

Dalton and how FIB helped make business happen

Dalton opened a checking account with First Independent Bank when he was 16 years old. Since then, we've been his bank and his partner. Our Ag lending expert, Justin, has helped him with his hog barn with an FSA loan, as well as with operating loans, real estate loans, feed loans, cattle loans. 

First Independent Bank knows what it takes to keep Dalton's Ag operation moving forward.

We also have what it takes to help make it happen.

Our expertise is helping people like Dalton be more successful with their Ag business.

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Ag Lending with First Independent Bank

First Independent Bank has been partnering with Ag operations for over 100 years, forming a partnership with local farmers to help them acquire the equipment, the supplies, the operating resources, and the livestock they need to make farming a business that works for them.

Local Expertise. Local Interest.

Our Ag lending experts live and work in the same places around Minnesota that our Ag customers are running their farming operations. We know the Ag business, and we're committed to making it profitable for our customers. We're working for local families and for local businesses. Our success means success for our neighbors and friends, for our local communities and our local economy. 

Your Ag Operation Smells Like Money to Us Too!

 Talk to an Ag Lending Expert

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This time of year, scammers work hard to try to get you to share your personal account information. The latest scam is talking people into going into their online banking or setting online banking up if they are not already enrolled. All this is done over the phone so that they can make a deposit/refund credit to your account.

As a reminder, First Independent Bank will never ask you for your specific account information, but will only ask you for confirmation of your identity. If you're in doubt, tell the individual you'll have to call your local bank, and then hang up. 

Contact us immediately and we will take steps to ensure that your information and accounts are safe.

A scam is targeting people who are trying to earn extra cash, promising them the chance to be a “secret shopper” for various businesses. While secret shopper jobs are available, the legitimate opportunities have some distinct qualities that shouldn’t be ignored. Below you’ll find some of these distinctions as well as some advice if you are getting into the “secret shopper” game. 

  1. Don’t Pay a Penny
    If the secret shopper opportunity you’re considering is asking you to pay any money at all (usually for a certification, a directory of opportunities, or a registration fee), it shouldn’t be trusted. Legitimate secret shopper opportunities come without financial strings attached.
  1. Don’t Wire Money
    In some less-than-reputable secret shopper opportunities, your first “assignment” will be to test the process of wiring money with Western Union or Money Gram. In this situation, you’d cash a check, access the funds, and then wire the money from that check back to the “client.” If the opportunity you’re considering sent you a check, don’t cash it. If you attempt to cash a fake check and are able to access the funds from that check, that doesn’t mean the check cleared. By law, a bank has to make funds from a check available within a few days of the deposit, but it can take weeks for a bad check to be identified. If it is determined that a check is fake, the person who cashed the bad check (you) is responsible for the money, which means that you’ll have to pay the bank back. 
  1. Don’t Trust Everyone
    At First Independent Bank, we take your privacy and security seriously. We do more than just protect your personal information. We also are here to help you stay protected from outside threats to your privacy and your personal and financial security. If you feel like you need an extra set of eyes or a professional perspective on your personal or financial situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local branch. 

And while we're talking about being safe…

Remember, First Independent Bank will never ask you for personal information or for your password or pin over email. If something seems questionable, it’s always better to check. We’ll do our part to keep you protected from risks. 

Contact us immediately and we will take steps to ensure that your information and accounts are safe.

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