Category: Personal Finance

5 Steps You Should Take to Keep Your Account Safe

Millennial woman in blue shirt checks her Minster Bank account using her laptop at home

Did you know that cybercrime could cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025? As more and more data floods the internet, servers and our digital devices, the risk that individuals, businesses and government organizations will have their data compromised grows exponentially each year. That said, you can take steps to minimize your risk of… Read more »

College Student Values Convenience and Mobile Accessibility at Minster Bank

First-year college student and Minster Bank customer and scholarship winner Lisa Adams of Sidney, OH

Between school and work, college student Lisa Adams enjoys a busy, active lifestyle. Minster Bank has been there for her in more ways than one, but what she appreciates most is the convenience of Minster Bank’s online and mobile banking options. A 2021 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, Lisa is also one of the… Read more »

How to Find Scholarships for College

Black female student wearing gold sweater researches college scholarships

The cost of college tuition has risen considerably over the past decade. Scholarships help students pay for college and, unlike a loan, do not need to be repaid. Various scholarships are offered by institutions such as schools, employers, communities and nonprofit organizations. Types of Scholarships The nature of scholarships can vary significantly. They can be… Read more »

Should You Take a Gap Year or Go to College Right Away?

High school students lined up for graduation ceremony

If you (or your child) are in your junior or senior year of high school, you’ve probably got too many questions to count. One of them is likely whether to take a gap year, or a year off in between 12th grade and your first semester of college. Before you decide whether to jump right… Read more »

Top 5 Convenience Factors of Online and Mobile Banking

Young woman uses Minster Bank mobile banking app on her tablet while traveling

The next generation of banking is rooted in convenience and flexibility, and for good reason. We’re on the go more than ever before, and being able to attend to our finances wherever we are, whenever we want has never been more important. At Minster Bank, we have a suite of online and mobile banking options… Read more »

4 Simple Steps to Keep Your Bank Account Safe

African American couple compare paper statements to online bank account to check for fraud and financial discrepancies

Criminals are looking for accounts they can easily hack and information they can easily steal. Here are four easy steps you can take to help protect your account from thieves. Review Your Bank Statements Whether you receive online or paper statements of your account’s activity, it is important to read them line by line. It… Read more »

Success Story: Building Our Dream with Minster Bank

In March of this year, Michael and Amanda Burrows moved into their dream home, a new construction in Troy, Ohio. Over the course of the two-year building project, Minster Bank was a steadfast partner and proponent for the couple, offering friendly service and expert advice throughout the home construction loan process. Choosing Minster Bank Michael… Read more »