We make it easy for seasonal employees to bank locally.

Reloadable travel cards make payroll easy

Seasonal workers can open reloadable travel cards (like debit cards) for direct deposit payments. If you’re an Iowa Great Lakes area employer interested in obtaining travel cards for your seasonal staff, call 712.336.0505 and request Laurie Colt, Patti Wulf or Alex Verrips for assistance.

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    • Gather detailed information for all seasonal employees.
      – Handwritten forms will not be accepted.
      – Travel Cards cannot be issued without all information requested.
      – Large employers can use multiple worksheet tabs in the file.


    • Upload completed worksheet securely online.
      Do not email this information — it’s not secure.
      –Or, print out the typed form and bring into the Okoboji or Spirit Lake branch.

    Upload Completed Worksheet


    • Make an appointment to bring your staff into the bank. You will receive direct deposit information, and the student will receive their card that day. Students need to bring their IDs with them. NOTE: The travel card will be active with the first funding, which is free of charge. Future card funding loads are $3 each.
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    Information Required for travel Cards

    • Name
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • Employee local address  (residence, not business)
      –Use as billing address for online purchases made with travel card
    • U.S. or International residents (2 IDs required)
      –Social Security Number (needed once obtained)
      –DL or State ID (number, state issued, and expiration date)
      –Passport (number, issue and expiration)
      –Visa (number, issue date and expiration date)
    • Country of citizenship
    • Employee address of residence in home country
    • Email
    • Local phone number


    IMPOrtant Notes about Travel Cards

    • There are daily cash withdrawal limits of $500 three times per day (total $1,500 per day).
    • Each Travel Card has a maximum load amount of $10,000; however, multiple cards may be issued to individuals.
    • Withdrawing funds at the end of the season:
      — If via ATM, employees should begin withdrawing funds about 2 weeks or so prior to leaving the U.S.
      — If withdrawing in person at a branch, the employee’s Social Security Number must have been previously submitted and stored in our records.

Call 712.336.0505 and request Laurie Colt, Patti Wulf or Alex Verrips for assistance.