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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Letter to the Editor

To the editor: Regarding your article in the Dec. 11 edition of the Business Journal titled, “For PPP, these banks outpunch their big rivals” (published online here), I thought I would take the time to offer a little more perspective. You make it clear the list you published is focused on the “state’s largest banks ...

2020-12-29T08:31:53-05:00December 16th, 2020|In the News|

ICBM: Drake Bank Honors Staff for Community Commitment

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word “hero” as “a person admired for achievements and noble qualities” and “one who shows great courage.” Community bankers are known for making a local difference in the community, and the people of Drake Bank are representative of this commitment. As such, the bank has honored each of them ...

2020-12-29T08:29:28-05:00December 3rd, 2020|In the News|

Minnesota Bankers Association: Announcements

Social Assurance announced Drake Bank as a winner of the 2020 Community Spark Award. The award recognizes banks and credit unions making an outstanding difference in their local communities through unique support, volunteerism, philanthropy, and development initiatives. Read More

2020-12-29T08:48:48-05:00November 20th, 2020|In the News|

Star Tribune: How the Customers Gave Chey Car a Lift

When an underinsured driver took Chey Eisenman off the road, her customers were there to give her a lift. It had been a rough 2020 for Chey Car, the beloved Twin Cities car service Eisenman founded during one recession and kept running through a pandemic, recession and the rise of ride-shares. Read More

2020-12-29T08:36:42-05:00October 9th, 2020|In the News|

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|

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|

Pioneer Press: Business People: More Corporate, Foundation Resources Devoted to Addressing COVID-19

Drake Bank, St. Paul, announced it has hired Jamie Nabozny as director of consumer financial services and civic banking and also named independent financial technology and housing consultant Nichol Beckstrand as co-chair of its board of directors; Beckstrand previously served as chief operating officer and president at Sunrise Banks, St. Paul; Nabozny previously worked at ...

2020-12-29T08:50:07-05:00April 26th, 2020|In the News|
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