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But we're so much more!

We’re proud of our local heritage serving hometowns in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Our founders started out in the 1880’s by helping neighbors and friends with simple banking and borrowing needs.

As our customers’ needs grow so does our business. Today, we also offer insurance protection, investments, mortgages, trust and estate planning not to mention equipment financing through OnePlace Capital.

While generations change and communities evolve, Bank Midwest’s driving principles remain the same:

One Place. One Team. Devoted to the security and prosperity of our customers

INVESTING $722 MILLION Community investment in loans
VOLUNTEERING 9,602 Employee hours volunteered
DONATING $180,000 Contributed to local organizations
IMPACTING $13,600,000 Community investment in loans

News & Education

Making Home Ownership a Reality Takes Sacrifice

Many millennials, while being a huge segment of the consumer population set to become homeowners, find it more difficult than past generations to take on this major financial undertaking. From a limited inventory of starter homes to student debt payments monopolizing so much of younger workers’ income, both millennials, and their close kin, Gen Xers […]

Why Should I Use a VA Loan

The VA loan is one of the best mortgage loans there is. Here are some reasons why. First, VA guarantees the loan for 100% of the appraised value of the property (technically, the loan is for the Notice Of Value amount, which in most cases is the same thing). This guarantee means that the lender […]

How Does a Full Appraisal Really Work?

The appraisal process is a combination of science and opinion—but mostly science, even though the value that the appraiser delivers is called an “opinion of value” as of the effective date of the appraisal. Here’s how the process works:   First, the appraiser describes the house being appraised (the “subject”) in a standardized way: living […]