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Our Role in Community Service: Community Impact Month

We play many roles in our personal lives – as children, colleagues, managers, parents, mentors, role models, the list goes on and on. The same is true with the roles that we share in our community – we are neighbors, customers, members, and volunteers. Our lives are laced together by each of the roles and ...

2022-06-21T13:39:09-05:00September 28th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

Can You Hear Me? The Age of Video Meetings

Who knew that 2020 would be the year that Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other video conferencing technologies would become as popular as food delivery services and Uber? Video conferencing has changed the way many are doing business. Even as a financial institution, we embraced video conferencing technology for meeting with our clients and partners, instead ...

2022-06-21T13:39:20-05:00September 16th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

Drake Bank Receives Social Assurance’s Community Spark Award

St. Paul, Minn. | September 14, 2020 – Social Assurance — a marketing, sales, and community development software that helps banks and credit unions support their community – announced Drake Bank and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) as the winners for the 2020 Community Spark Award. The award recognizes banks and credit unions ...

2022-06-21T13:39:43-05:00September 14th, 2020|Bank Updates, Press Releases|

Social Assurance: Community Spark Award 2020 Runner-Up

With COVID-19 significantly hindering small businesses and the job market, Drake Bank saw that its community needed help. Its mission is to “Build a Better Future,” and with the abundance of uncertainty, they leaned into their mission and core values by creating the Drake COVID-19 Relief Fund. Its goal was to provide financial assistance to ...

2020-12-29T08:38:36-05:00September 14th, 2020|In the News|

Pioneer Press: Business People

Drake Bank, St. Paul, announced that Bo Thao-Urabe and Richard Wanke have joined its board of directors. Thao-Urabe is co-founder and executive network director of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders; Wanke is an entrepreneur and now is chief commercial officer at Urban FT (North America). Read More

2020-12-29T08:40:17-05:00September 6th, 2020|In the News|

Drake Bank Welcomes Luke Lauer-Hunt as Cash Management Specialist

St. Paul, Minn. | September 1, 2020 – Drake Bank welcomes Luke Lauer-Hunt as cash management specialist. In this new role, Lauer-Hunt will be responsible for the development, sales, and service for the Bank’s cash management products. This position will work throughout all departments in the Bank, as Drake grows the cash management relationships with ...

2022-06-21T13:40:17-05:00September 1st, 2020|Press Releases|

The Fintech Times: Urban FT Launches Industry’s First ‘Fintech Core’ to Centralize Fintech Infrastructure Into One Tech-Hub

Backend technology provider Urban FT announced the launch of the X-35 FinTech Core.™ Described as “An API-first, developer-friendly, and cloud-based technology hub that sits alongside of, and is connected to, a Financial Institutions existing Banking Core or Payment Processor.” Read More

2020-12-29T08:41:38-05:00August 24th, 2020|In the News|

Guarding Your Account Against Business Bandits

Your business is your livelihood, your second home – and you protect it as such. But have you protected your accounts appropriately to protect against fraud? According to the American Banking Association’s (ABA) 2019 Deposit Account Fraud Survey, banks prevented over $22 billion in attempted fraud in 2018 – preventing nearly $9 of every $10 ...

2022-06-21T13:41:34-05:00August 20th, 2020|Blog, Security|

Minnesota Nice: National Nonprofit Day

The colloquial saying “Minnesota Nice” is often used to describe the behavior of Minnesota residents as being overly courteous and friendly. As we’ve traversed the uncharted waters that 2020 has unfolded, “Minnesota Nice” could be used to describe Minnesotan’s dedication to community support and giving, as the most charitable state in America. Nonprofits play a ...

2022-06-21T13:41:55-05:00August 17th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

Liquidity is Power and Power has a Price

Do you ever wonder how others accumulate wealth or how they always seem to have the funds, or access to funds, to invest in opportunities when prices seem attractive? The opportunity could be something as small as a high-ticket item on sale or as large as buying an entire business. The ability to wield this ...

2022-06-21T13:42:10-05:00July 29th, 2020|Blog, Community Banking|
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