Mark Your Calendar For the 2022 Parade of Homes

A home sponsored by Minster Bank in the 2020 Parade of Homes event.

Minster Bank and the Western Ohio Home Builders Association have teamed up once again for the Parade of Homes, which will feature 15 homes around the Miami Valley. From noon to 4 p.m. October 15 and 16, you’ll have the chance to walk through the 15 beautiful homes on the tour during this free event,… Read more »

Zelle®: The ‘Easy’ Way to Send Money

Marsha Dudgeon, Minster Bank customer, and her family.

This blog was originally published in 2021 and was updated in 2022. Marsha Dudgeon lives in Wapakoneta, Ohio, but her children live in other areas. Zelle® is just one of the ways she keeps connected with her family. Keep reading to see how much Marsha loves using Zelle to easily send money to friends and… Read more »

What to Do In the Event of a Recession: Financial Experts at Minster Bank Weigh In

Man in his mid-forties wearing a blue dress shirt sits at a wooden desk looking at stock market graphs on a laptop and desktop screen to determine the possibility of an economic recession.

It’s no secret that we’re experiencing uncertain economic times. While unemployment remains low, inflation is at a record high and increasing. In response, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to help slow the rate of inflation. So, everyone is asking the same question: Are we in a recession? And if so, what should we… Read more »

The Story Behind Minster Bank’s Community Shred Event Series

Throwback to 2016 Community Shred event organized by Minster Bank.

Every year, Minster Bank hosts a series of events called “Community Shred” events at multiple locations. At these events, all community members are encouraged to bring various paper documents containing sensitive information to be safely disposed of ― via a Shred-it truck outfitted with a portable shredding machine. The Community Shred events have been a… Read more »

How to Organize and Store Your Online Passwords

Middle-aged man in blue denim shirt enters secure password in a browser site while using his laptop computer.

This blog was originally published in 2019, and it was updated in 2022. According to a survey by Digital Guardian, 70 percent of people reported they have more than 10 password-protected accounts on the web. And 30 percent of people reported they have “too many passwords to count.” Does that sound like you? It can… Read more »

Financial Basics: How to Write a Check

Woman writes a bank check to pay household bills.

When it comes to financial literacy basics, knowing how to write a check is a must. Although paper checks aren’t used as frequently as they once were, they still have their place. Some common scenarios that might require you to write checks for payment include: • Rent • Utilities (electricity, natural gas, water, etc.) •… Read more »