Opening Soon: New Minster Bank Vandalia-Butler Office

Black and white rendering of new minster bank vandalia ohio office

We’re excited to announce our newest office, located off North Dixie Drive in Vandalia, is projected to open by mid-July.  “With the opening of this office, we’ll be able to serve a new area and bring them the same personal service that our customers have come to know and trust for the past 100-plus years,”… Read more »

“I Want Everybody to Know Just How Good They Are”: Local Lawyer Praises Minster Bank

Portrait of James Utrecht with Utrecht Law Offices of Troy Ohio

When the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) opened up, Troy, Ohio, attorney James Utrecht knew he needed to work with an experienced bank to secure the funding. He chose Minster Bank – specifically, working with his long-time contact, senior commercial loan officer Jerry Herbe. “He got my application together, approved and funded in seven days,”… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Your Car Last Longer

Father teaches his son how to make a car last longer

In a tougher economic climate, it’s important to save money where you can. One of the most expensive purchases you might be facing is a new car. But did you know you can take easy steps to make your car last longer and delay having to buy a new one? Follow these tips below to… Read more »

Six Affordable, Healthy Items to Add to Your Grocery List

Avocado, Swiss chard and sweet potatoes

For many people, cooking at home can seem daunting. What should I make? What are some healthy options that still taste good? And can I really save money by doing this? Your local supermarket is loaded with affordable and healthful gems that taste great – it’s just a matter of knowing what to look for… Read more »

Charitable Donations and Business Taxes: Learn About the Guidelines for Giving Back

By making a charitable contribution, your business can help people in need while potentially reducing your tax burden.  However, there are many rules and restrictions you should consider before contributing your money to a cause.  From your corporate structure to the nature of your donation, here’s a primer on what you should know about tax-deductible… Read more »

Are You Making These 5 Budgeting Mistakes?

Couple looking over bills and discussing their budgeting mistakes

Regardless of your age or expenses, it’s important to stick to a budget so you’re always aware of your financial stability.  According to, “Budgets can be a great tool to help you achieve your financial goals. But if you approach budgeting the wrong way, it can lead to frustration, stress and even more spending.” … Read more »