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  • Highland Bank Named "Bank of the Year".

    SPEDCO

    August 8, 2016

    Highland Bank was named 2015 – 2016 "Bank of the Year" by SPEDCO.

    Jay Hammond, President, accepted the award on behalf of Highland Bank. "The success of our partnership is based on our common core values of putting the customer first, making the process easy, and getting the job done," said...

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  • Mortgage Rates Are Still Incredibly Low.

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    Buy Your Dream Home or Refinance Now!

    Great news for home buyers and sellers: The rise in mortgage rates predicted after the Federal Reserve Bank raised its benchmark rate last fall hasn’t happened. In fact, rates have actually declined thus far in 2016 and are now lower than they were at this time last year.

    These low mortgage rates are making a hot Twin Cities housing market even hotter....

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  • A Bank Customer's Guide to Cybersecurity - Business and Consumer

    In addition to implementing our own best practices to keep your personal and financial information safe, we encourage you to learn more about what consumers and businesses can do to help prevent online fraud and identity theft. The following are additional resources to help you understand how you can protect yourself and your business from cyberattacks:

    FDIC Consumer News - A Bank Customer's Guide to Cybersecurity »

    FDIC Business News - A Cybersecurity Guide for Businesses »

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  • Helping Build the World's Largest Youth Circus

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    Founded in 1994, Circus Juventas offers year-round circus performance training for all ages under the big top at 1270 Montreal Avenue in St. Paul. The extravagant spring and summer shows are Twin Cities’ favorites. Learn more at circusjuventas.org.


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  • When You Bank at Highland, Your Money Stays in the Community

    Community Investment Illustration

    Like most of our loyal customers, you probably know the people at Highland Bank every bit as well as we know you.

    But, do you know what the hard-earned dollars you deposit with us make possible right here in your community? The short answer: a lot—things that simply wouldn’t happen if you deposited those same dollars in a mega bank, where they’d be sent out...

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  • Highland Bank Offers Businesses Many Types of Government-backed Financing

    Government-backed Loans at Highland Bank

    Highland Bank has built a reputation as a leading provider of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to growing businesses throughout the metro area. But we can also help businesses find capital via loan programs and guarantees provided by different governmental jurisdictions. That’s important, because it gives our business customers more options for funding...

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  • Highland Bank Is Embracing the Future of Banking

    Embracing the Future of Banking

    It’s no secret that technology has dramatically changed the way most people bank over the past decade. Online and mobile banking transactions have soared in recent years as consumers have embraced these time-saving options. According to Javelin Marketing Research, mobile banking adoption is growing at over 20% annually, and over 30% of users access mobile banking at least once a...

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  • Highland Bank in the Community

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    A True Community Partner

    Highland Bank team members have been busy! You may have seen us:

    Presenting free seminars for business owners.

    Highland Bank hosted several seminars for small business owners. Critical Employment Law Issues to Protect Your Business focused on key human resources topics and ways to implement policies that protect small businesses. This educational and networking event was held January 14, 2015. The Bank also presented a seminar...

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  • Economic Recovery Hits Home

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    Twin Cities Housing Prices Are Rebounding

    Thanks to a strengthening economy and the lowest interest rates in decades, the Twin Cities housing market is on the upswing and consumers and businesses alike are reaping the benefits.

    "A worsening economy and challenges in the financial and housing sectors dominated the news for months. Rumors abounded that it was nearly impossible to get a loan. All of...

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  • Minnetonka Redevelopment Project - UPDATE

    Highland Bank is proud to be a part of a major community redevelopment project at the corner of Plymouth Road and Cartway Lane, across from Ridgedale Center. In the Fall of 2015, the existing three-story building will be demolished to make way for a new six-story mixed-use development. We expect to move into our new branch sometime in late 2016.

    During construction our Minnetonka branch staff will continue to serve customers from a temporary modular facility located on the current...

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  • 10 Tips for Cybersecurity

    Protect Your Business

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created the Small Business Cyber Planner 2.0, a free, online cybersecurity planning guide to help small businesses create a customized security program and protect themselves against cyberattacks. The FCC also offers these tips for improving cybersecurity:

    1. Establish security practices and policies and train employees to follow them.
    2. Protect information, computers and networks...

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  • Cybercrime on the Rise

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    Will Your Business Survive a Cyberattack?

    When computer hackers stole the credit card numbers and personal information of more than 40 million Target customers in late 2013, the story dominated headlines for weeks and focused attention on the growing problem of "cybercrime."

    Unfortunately, large corporations aren’t the only businesses to become victims of criminal activities conducted using...

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  • Banking on Growth Yields Great Harvest

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    Chairman Fred Wall to Resign After 40 Years of Leadership

    After serving 38 years as Highland Bank’s Chairman of the Board, Fred Wall will officially resign on June 1, 2014, leaving the bank’s operations in the hands of his son, Rick Wall, who has been chief executive officer of Highland Bank since 1994.

    Armed with...

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  • Joy Morris: Super Mortgage Professional

    Joy Morris

    Congratulations Joy!

    We at Highland Bank are proud to announce that Joy Morris has been selected by Twin Cities Business, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and Crescendo Business Services as a “Super Mortgage Professional” for a third straight year (2011, 2012 & 2013)!

    Joy has been with Highland Bank since March 2006. She has...

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  • Introducing our new Business and Personal Bill Pay products

    Personal Bill Pay is now faster, simpler and more flexible than ever!

    • You can pay virtually anyone.
      From the local bakery to a Fortune 500 Company, even your babysitter.
    • Send money to friends and family.
      All you need is their email address or cell phone number.

    Personal Bill Pay makes paying anyone a breeze. Enroll today!

    Personal Bill Pay is available to anyone...

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