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Fun Facts About Minster Bank’s Logo and History

You’ve probably seen the Minster Bank logo around town, on your bank statements or when you log in to your online banking portal. Did you know the logo – affectionately dubbed “Elmo” by the people here at the bank – has a special meaning in each of its elements? Take a look below and get… Read more »

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Free Money? Learn More About the Welcome Home Program

Thanks to the Welcome Home Program, made possible by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, eligible homeowners could receive up to $5,000 toward the purchase of their new residence, increased up to $7,500 for homebuyers who are honorably discharged veterans or active duty personnel. The borrower must maintain ownership and reside in the property… Read more »

Karen Fortman, O.D., at Primary EyeCare and interior shots of Primary Eyecare

Success Story: Primary EyeCare Partners with Minster Bank

When it comes to doing business, you need a partner you can trust. That’s why Karen Fortman, doctor of optometry at Primary EyeCare Associates, said she and her partners at the practice chose Minster Bank when they needed to expand. 20 Years and Counting With Minster Bank Fortman joined Primary EyeCare after she graduated from… Read more »

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How to Plan Your Retirement Using Age Banding

As you plan for retirement, two of the most important questions you can ask are “How much money will I need to maintain my standard of living?” and “How long will I need to live on that amount?” Age banding is a concept that can help you answer these questions with greater accuracy, enabling you… Read more »

Retired man volunteers outdoors

Why Volunteering During Retirement is a Win-Win

The number of retirees seeking volunteer work is on the rise. In a recent Consumer Reports survey, two-thirds of respondents between the ages of 55 and 70 said that they planned to volunteer during their retirement. Volunteering can help keep people of any age active and engaged in their communities – two factors that can… Read more »

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Three Reasons to Go Paperless in 2019

According to a 2017 survey by Javelin Strategy and Research, approximately 61 percent of checking account customers subscribe to paperless statements. Are you one of them? Discover three reasons to go paperless with your banking statements and other communications this year. Reason #1: Help the Environment Perhaps the most obvious benefit of going paperless with… Read more »

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Four Factors That Influence Your Home’s Value

Your home will probably be your greatest financial investment, and doing what you can to protect that investment it is a constant effort. Some factors in your control, ranging from the way you keep your lawn to the way you renovate your bathrooms, will affect the value of your home in the long run. However,… Read more »

Woman uses fingerprint to authenticate app on her smartphone

Pros and Cons of Biometric Authentication

You know why it’s important to protect your personal online banking information with a strong password. You even go the extra mile and change your password every 90 days to make sure you’re always one step ahead. But what do you do when your mobile banking app introduces the idea of biometric authentication – and… Read more »