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Quarterly Newsletter                       Volume 5                          August 2014
In This Issue

Streamline Your Summer Fun 


At Guthrie County State Bank, we want to help you enjoy as much summer as possible and streamline the time you spend on your day-to-day banking. It's been a busy summer here in Guthrie County with community activities almost every weekend! From Relay for Life, Guthrie's River Ruckus and Yale's July 4th celebration to Panorama Days and the Guthrie County Fair, there is no shortage of ways to connect with your community, friends and family.


Is there something you wish was easier when it comes to your banking? Let us know what aspects of your finances you would like to streamline. Ask us about mobile banking, e-statements, Check Free Bill Pay, student accounts and more - all designed with you and your daily banking needs in mind!


Should you have any questions about the newsletter or any of the information featured, please connect with us at contact@gcsbank.com and thank you for reading.

Congratulations Mary & Michelle - Our Well Connected Winners!

We recently wrapped up our GCSB Mobile Banking Well Connected promotion and we are happy to announce the two winners of $500 gift cards to the cellular provider of their choice. GCSB customers that signed up for mobile banking between April 1 - June 30, 2014, had their names entered in the drawing. The lucky winners, pictured below, were Mary Breyfogle of Panora and Michelle McCool of Grimes.  


Mobile banking with GCSB is convenient, secure and it's easy to sign up. In addition to checking your account balances and monitoring transactions, you can pay bills, set up alerts  and more. If you are still thinking about mobile banking but just haven't made the connection, signup online or stop by either GCSB location and talk to a personal banker today.

On the left, Mary Breyfogle of Panora receives her gift card from Mike Underwood, GCSB President & CEO. On the right, Gayle Shackelford, GCSB Vice President & Marketing Director, awards a gift card to Michelle McCool of Grimes.  


Send Them Back to School With the Right Banking Tools


Students will soon be leaving their summer jobs and heading back to school or  college for another year of studying, resume-building activities and fun with friends. Have you had the conversation with your child about how he or she will manage those hard-earned summer dollars?


GCSB girl-book-sm.jpgoffers several accounts and services that can help you prepare students to stretch those dollars to cover necessary expenses for the school year.

  • Student Checking Accounts - This low or no cost checking account is perfect for students who use their debit or ATM cards and write no or few checks. No monthly fee, no minimums - no hassle.
  • P A W S Accounts - This unique savings account for students under age 18 helps young savers earn rewards for deposits including prizes, lower minimum balance certificate of deposit opportunities and a free ATM card with a credit approved parent or legal guardian as joint account holder.
  • Debit or ATM cards - Accepted in thousands of locations, debit or ATM cards provide a low or no cost way for your child to access their funds and for you to track his or her spending.
  • Internet banking - Young Millennials have never known life without the Internet so managing their accounts through GCSB Internet Banking will come naturally. It's easy to enroll and they develop the good habit of checking balances daily.
  • Mobile banking - With 70 percent of teenagers and almost 80 percent of young adults ages 18 - 24 possessing smartphones*, GCSB Mobile Banking is a convenient and easy way for students to monitor their account usage. Enroll today!
*October 2013 survey reported by Nielsen

Connecting Communities at Summer Events  


GCSB employees serving up concessions at the Guthrie Center baseball & softball games.

The Guthrie County State Bank team dives right in and gets involved with community events and this summer we've been as active as ever. You may have seen us working the concession stand at the Guthrie Center baseball and softball games, rallying at Relay for Life, on our float at area festivals or awarding young golfers with our sponsorship of the Lake Panorama National Junior League program. We enjoy these opportunities to meet new people, see our friends and serve our communities!

Identity Theft: Do You Know How They Get Your Information?


Identity thieves often use a combination of cybercrime and old fashioned sneaking around to create enough of a profile of you to start infiltrating your accounts and causing havoc in your life. Anyone who has experienced fraud knows it can take anywhere from days to years to clear it up. Make sure you're aware of the most common ways identity thieves are finding your information and protect yourself and your accounts.

Learn more from this article on our website from smartaboutmoney.org and contact your personal banker with any questions.  






Please note that Guthrie County State Bank will be closed the following days in observance of federal holidays:

  • Monday, September 1
  • Monday, October 13 


  • August 18 - 22, 2014
  • September 15 - 19, 2014
  • October 20 - 24, 2014

Guthrie County State Bank - gcsb@gcsbank.com  - www.gcsbank.com

P.O. Box 8 / 400 State Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
PH 641.332.2218  TF 866.747.2218  FX 641.332.2693

P.O. Box 757 / 505 East Main St.
Panora, IA 50216
PH 641.755.2400  TF 877.755.2400  FX 641.755.2344

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