New year, new goals. Whatever you’re saving for in 2018, reach your financial goal with a little planning and a strong resolve.
Find out how we can help you reach your goals by speaking with one of our trusted advisors today.
New year, new goals. Whatever you’re saving for in 2018, reach your financial goal with a little planning and a strong resolve.
Opening a business is a big undertaking. Opening a business banking account? Easier than you think—and crucial to your business’s success. Learn more with business banker Ryan Schneider.
Ready to see how your farm measures up? Learn how to measure your farm’s financial performance from Vice President/Business Banker, Rodney Krantz!
With competitive housing markets and mortgage rates, the Dakotas offer great opportunities for homebuyers. Read more on our blog!
Concerned about the Equifax breach? See our FAQ to learn more about the breach and how to protect yourself.
Shopping for a mortgage? Local banks offer benefits that online lenders can’t—without sacrificing your time or convenience. Read more on our blog!
Looking for a better way to bank? Plains Commerce Bank and Kasasa turn a basic checking account into one that gives you something in return.
Paying for college means taking out student loans. Plains Commerce Bank can help answer your questions about student loans, from selection to repayment
Looking for ways to pay for college education can be an unpleasant task, but easy ways to save up could be right outside your front door.
What’s a good credit score for getting a home mortgage? Find answers to commonly asked home mortgage questions at Plains Commerce Bank.
Spring is the season of change. Analyze your spending habits and declutter your bank account with these six helpful steps from Plains Commerce Bank.
Even with the uncertainty surrounding mortgage rate trends for the rest of this year, Plains Commerce Bank can find the perfect home loan for you. Our mortgage bankers weigh in on what you should know.
Take your online banking to the next level with e-Statements. These electronic documents replace and improve your paper statements with added convenience and security benefits—which means less worry for you.
Technology changes from one day to the next, and financial technology (or “fintech”) is no exception. Here are our trends to watch in 2017.
Free checking accounts just don’t cut it anymore. Get more out of your bank balance with a Kasasa Cash or Kasasa Tunes account.
While you may be tempted to hop online to score some deals this holiday season, are you sure that your information is secure? Follow these 5 tips to secure online shopping this holiday season!
Farmers who prepare for tax season early come out on top. Ready to reach your tax goals? Read how your bank can help in more ways than you think.
Every month, millions of Americans deposit their dollars into checking accounts that provide little or no interest on their balances. But there are high interest accounts out there, and every month you don’t have one, you’re leaving money on the table!
Are you thinking about taking advantage of low interest rates on mortgages by refinancing your current loan? Consider these other factors before deciding.
Is partnering with a local bank right for your business? Ask yourself these four questions and see for yourself.
Have you contemplated how to save money? Eight people who deal with money every day give their personal tips on how to save more starting today.
Applying for college is exciting. For many, filling out financial aid and student loan applications is less exciting—and confusing, too! Here’s what you need to know before you determine how to fund your education.
"Any time that you win an award against stellar peers it's an honor, but what's more important than awards is that we believe in putting the customer first each and every time." -Chris Vinson
If you’re shopping for a home, have you thought about how the local housing market can affect you? Here’s what’s happening in Sioux Falls and how you can prepare.
“We’re partnering with Kasasa® to bring unprecedented value to our customers and it’s a game changer.”
“Scholarships give students more desire and drive to extend their education,” says Autumn Simon, scholarship recipient. Plains Commerce Bank is proud to fuel the drive of area students.
Don't be fooled--if something doesn't feel right, it may not be right. Feel free to say no and get more information before you send money to someone.
“Being in the top couple of community banks in the country reflects our commitment to putting customers before profits and honoring our roots in the communities we serve," says CEO.
Our mortgage team put their heads together to ask and answer a few of the most common questions that homebuyers forget to ask.
Purchasing your first home is hard enough, that's why we want to make sure you don't make the same mistakes as other first-time home buyers.
Advice like this will help you get into your first home when the time is right—even if that’s 2 years from now! It pays to start planning today. Here’s what you need to know to make securing financing for your first home as easy as possible.
Recently married? Have you thought about consolidating your finances with your significant other? Personal banker Justine Waba gives her take on the advantages and disadvantages.
Being in ag banking for over 85 years, we take the success of our farmers and ranchers pretty serious. If you don’t have an ag marketing plan in place, now is the time to start one. To kick things off, read recommendations from Ag Banker, Kay Kaup.
Building a home gives you a chance to get more of the amenities you want. But have you thought about how you’ll finance it? Mortgage Banker Mary Henning tells you everything you need to know about new construction loans.
Do you shop online? Learn how to protect your money on the web.
Selling your home? Impress homebuyers with these easy and inexpensive ways to make your home even more appealing during winter.
While 2016 may bring lower net farm income in the U.S., there are ways for farmers to plan for financial stability during the upcoming season. Ag Banker Roger DeRouchey shares a few of his tips.
Buying a foreclosure or short-sale home is more complicated than buying a traditional home. Learn what you need to know to decide if it is right for you.
2015 was a great year to be a part of the Plains Commerce Bank family. And boy do we have some things to celebrate!
Small business owners and farmers: Visit your accountant now to get the most benefit from the 2015 tax year. Read more about our bankers’ advice on business taxes.
Mobile banking is not only convenient, but it can do more than save you trips to the bank. Plains Commerce Bank E-Services Specialist Lori Tiede talks about the other benefits you maybe haven’t thought of before
Hometown banks are vital to the economies of our rural South and North Dakota towns. Read more about how hometown banks can be your ally when looking for financing.
Supporting a small local bank can positively impact your personal pocketbook and the community. How? 25-year bank veteran Cheryl Sivertsen gives her take on the benefits.
Thinking about buying a home, but aren’t sure it’s the right time for you? We made the case for both homeownership and renting. The decision is up to you.
Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner. If you haven’t already started preparing for holiday shopping, now is the time to start. Our personal bankers pull from their own experiences and share ways you can stay debt-free by planning today.
When buying a home, you need to know the tax costs associated with the property you're considering. How do you obtain this information? Our mortgage bankers share what you need to know about South Dakota property taxes
Are you a business owner? Do you take all forms of payment, including credit cards? Jodie Kannas, Assistant VP and E-Services Administrator at Plains Commerce Bank will help you weigh the pros and cons. She also lets you know about an important security u
It’s just about time to reap the reward of a year’s worth of hard work. For Farm Safety and Health Week, September 20–26, 2015, we gathered tips to help keep you and your family in good health during fall harvest and beyond.
Closing on a home? If you do after October 3rd, you’ll need to know about the new process—including the extended waiting period. Learn what you, the homebuyer, need to know about TRID.
Eyeing a new car or another big-ticket item? Personal Banker Austin Hawkinson has a few things he suggests you consider before getting a loan.
It was another record setting year in Mitchell, SD at Dakotafest. Even though the event was cut short a day due to inclement weather, the numbers on Wednesday and Thursday prove that our farmers and ranchers are as loyal to Dakotafest as they are to their
Adding a mortgage into your budgeting mix? It can be difficult to know what to budget for. While every home is different, we have a few general rules of thumb from our experts.
At Plains Commerce Bank, we know that farm and ranch families grow more than livestock and crops; they grow our local communities too.
Want to grow your savings? How about retire early? Budgeting can help you manage your financial expectations. We have advice from Jason Appel, EVP and Plains Commerce Bank Branch Manager, as well as our favorite apps to help you budget smarter.
Are you starting your house hunt? Our mortgage experts share 8 common mistakes they see homebuyers make.
“That’s what farming is. You are either going to do this and live out the expectations or you’re not. You really cannot have any fear. You cannot be hesitant-you have to make a decision and go with it.”
When is the right time to borrow for summer fun? Personal banker Cheryl Sivertsen on taking out a personal loan for ATVs, boats, campers, and more.
Ag marketing plans can help farmers seek higher prices for their products, providing protection from price fluctuations. Our ag banking experts talk about the importance of creating an ag marketing strategy in light of 2015 farming trends.
Every true Dakotan knows the beauty of the Dakota Plains. Share your best #DakotaPlains photo on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win $50!
Executive Vice President and Sioux Falls Branch Manager Jason Appel fills you in on what it takes to secure a business loan.
Is this your first time buying a home? Mortgage Banker Kevin Carlson fills you in on South Dakota’s First-Time Homebuyer Program.
With all the planning and details that go into a vacation, it’s easy to go over your budget. Never fear, we’ve got some great tips from our staff.
As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, as a bank we are proud to award $6500 to local high school seniors in scholarships.
When it comes down to hiring our staff, Plains Commerce Bank looks for a long-term relationship. We're proud to have some of the best talent in the industry and to have kept them in our family for decades.
With 69 million Americans using online or mobile services to satisfy their banking needs, the internet has become a financial hub. Keep your bank account private and secure with these four tips.
Before you start searching for a home, it’s smart to get pre-qualified for a mortgage. It’s usually free and there is no pressure to buy. Really, it will help you shop smarter. Here’s how.
While the cost of living and college tuition seem to follow the same trend of steadily increasing each year, have you thought about savings options for your kids? We recommend starting something when they’re young so you’re not scrambling later.
Plains Commerce Bank employees have been racking up the miles for the recent Fitness Challenge. The program has proved to be beneficial in fostering employee relationships, helping employees maintain a healthy lifestyle, and increasing productivity.
In January of this year, our mortgage department began providing local Sioux Falls realtors with a series of monthly lunch and learns to provide a wide range of topics that directly affect their day to day work.
What is an FHA loan? How does it compare to a conventional mortgage? We’ll explain all the major differences so you can decide which is best for you.
Before you head to the mall with your tax return dollars, you might find that there are smarter ways to make the most out of your refund.
"Satisfaction comes from having a vision and making it happen. Plains Commerce Bank helped make that possible.”
Looking to improve your credit? We’ve got your back. These seven easy steps will strengthen your credit and financial position.
With a history that runs deep in the heart of rural South Dakota, we are humbled to share that we have been named one of the top 100 banks.
Farmers: Looking to expand you operations in eastern SD, southern ND, or southwestern MN? Have you been following prominent real estate trends circling the local ag community? Read the latest, and then decide if it’s time to invest.
Have you thought about moving your personal checking or savings account? 1 in 5 Americans think about switching banks, but only half do. Here’s how you can battle common barriers.
Our ag producers mean the world to us and their continued success throughout generations inspires us to do what we love.
In December 2014, inflation rates reached a six year low. So what does this mean for you as a consumer? Find out how low inflation rates impact your wallet and financing opportunities.
Applying for a mortgage? Before moving into your new home, you’ll have to apply your signature to three important legal documents. Learn what to expect on closing day.
Congratulations, South Dakota, on claiming the title of the most friendly agribusiness state in the U.S.
With mortgage rates at their lowest levels since May 2013, new mortgage and refinancing applications are surging. Learn more about what is behind the drop and how it could affect your mortgage.
Agile Manufacturing is not likely a name that comes up in casual dinner table conversation. But if you are out working in the fields or around the farm, you are more than likely using a piece of equipment created by them.
One out of eight.* The statistic is paralyzing to women of all ages, races and backgrounds. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women affecting millions of families each year all yearning for one goal: A cure.
With 16 mortgage bankers in the 49th street location alone, the team has developed an outstanding rapport with homeowners and real estate professionals alike.
On a warm June day in 1994, Brent Heinert began his first day at Plains Commerce Bank. Little did he know that he would one day be the president of the company.
Plains Commerce Bank continues to expand, yet focus on customer relationships remains steadfast.
Tell us what you want out of life—and we do what we can to help you achieve it. Why? Because it’s personal for us too. We work hard to make the community a better place for you and your family.
We use our expertise to get you the mortgage that best fits your needs, and local decision making makes the process smoother and quicker, getting you into the home of your dreams!
No matter whether your business is large or small, our knowledgeable business bankers will help you find the right financial tools for your unique needs.