Look for a new online experience from First International Bank & Trust

Look for a new online experience from First International Bank & Trust

Exciting changes are coming soon to our website. FIBT.com has been redesigned, with you, the user in mind. In addition to a brand new layout and sleek modern design, expect to see:

  • Overhauled navigation, to get you where you want to go on FIBT.com faster
  • Content to better clarify our products and services
  • A new "Live First" section, offering industry insights, and information about FIBT news and culture
  • Additional online applications and account accessibility, offering the convenience to apply for a credit card, or apply for loans online

We know change can sometimes be challenging. So we’ve made sure the things you log-on regularly for are still easily accessible and will function the same. For example, you’ll continue to log into your accounts using the box in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.

This redesign reaffirms our commitment to best serving our customers. We invite you to visit our new site, explore our new content, use our new applications, and apply for a new account at your convenience. We’re ecstatic with the look and feel of our new site, and we think you will be too.

Winner of Five Minot Daily News Reader’s Choice Awards

First International Bank & Trust, serving customers and communities

Winner of Five Minot Daily News Reader’s Choice Awards

Living first for more than 110 years

The lenders, bankers, and support staff at First International Bank & Trust have a singular focus: making dreams come true for their clients, customers, and communities. Their focus has remained the same since 1910, when brothers Odin and Gerhard Stenehjem founded the bank to serve farmers in western North Dakota. It is now a multi-billion dollar, full-service financial institution serving customers at 28 different locations in three states.

Nationally recognized among the best

First International Bank & Trust was recently named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™. The bank took home the Institute’s highest and most exclusive honor, being inducted into the Hall of Fame, for exemplary commitment to community banking. These awards recognize the best of what community banks offer to our cities, towns, and nation: a genuine commitment to the success of the small businesses and local community they serve.

Focused on community first

We believe in giving back to our communities and neighbors because if they’re healthy and thriving, so are we. That’s why as a bank, and as individuals we give our time and money,” says John Drady, Market President for Central North Dakota. Across their footprint, First International Bank & Trust donated millions of dollars to community and non-profit organizations, and our employees volunteered nearly 4,000 hours. In Minot, First International Bank & Trust and its employees continued giving back in big ways in 2019.

  • $140,000 donated to Minot State Dome Renovation and seating
  • $100,000 donated to the Magic Carpet fund to replace turf at Duane Carlson Stadium
  • $20,000 gifted to Souris Valley United way through the bank’s annual employee donation
  • Hundreds of hours volunteered at Minot Public Schools, Great Plains Food Bank, Companions for Children, and many other organizations that have a meaningful impact on Minot and surrounding communities
Another source of pride

Now, as 2020 is underway, First International Bank and Trust has been selected Best Bank and Best Place to Work, Best Customer Service, Best Insurance Agency, and Best Mortgage Company for the Minot Daily News' Reader's Choice Awards. John Drady, Market President for Central North Dakota, said employees are honored to be selected as a Reader's Choice winner.

We always hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to the communities we serve and the customers that honor us by giving us their business,” said Drady. “All of our employees take their responsibilities to our customers very seriously, so to receive this honor truly is a reflection on the great staff we have in Minot.

First International Bank & Trust welcomes Cathrine Grimsrud

First International Bank & Trust welcomes Cathrine Grimsrud

First International Bank & Trust is proud to welcome Cathrine Grimsrud as the Managing Director of Mineral & Land Services. Cathrine will be working with our mineral clients to help guide them through the complexities of oil and gas rights, contracts, and payments.

Cathrine has more than a decade of experience in the oil & gas industry. Most recently, she served as senior attorney for an oil company based in Houston, Texas. Cathrine holds law degrees from the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law in Norway, and the University of North Dakota School of Law. Cathrine’s diversified experience makes her a valuable asset to our FIBT team and our clients.

“Negotiations with oil companies can be complicated and, at times, contentious. I’m thrilled to be back in North Dakota, using my expertise to give mineral owners peace of mind that their rights are being protected, and being an advocate in helping make the most of their assets,” Cathrine says of her move.

For more than 100 years, First International Bank & Trust has been based in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations of North Dakota—the second-largest producer of oil in the United States. Cathrine and the team at First International Bank & Trust have the experience and reputation for helping you negotiate the best lease terms and bonuses for your mineral interests.

For more information about Mineral and Land services, email Cathrine at CGrimsrud@FIBT.com, or call (701) 842-5013.

Send Money with Zelle®

Send Money with Zelle®

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We partnered with Zelle so you can easily send money to anyone you know and trust1. It’s a fast, safe and easy way to send and receive money, split a bill2 or pay back your roommate for your share of the rent.

Fast: Get your money typically in minutes2.
Safe: Send money using only an email address or U.S. mobile phone number.
Easy: Just log in to your online or mobile banking account.

Click here to watch a short video about how to send money safely with Zelle.

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Holiday Fraud Trends

Holiday Fraud Trends

This year is expected to be one of the highest online shopping years ever. With the ease of being able to shop at home on your couch, consumers are realizing there is no need to face busy crowds and wait in long lines when you can order virtually every gift online.

With this in mind, here is what you need to be cautious of:

Click Here Emails: Be careful with emails that state you are being given a holiday gift or free gift from a popular merchant. Beware of the ‘Click Here’ catch.

Retailer Email Scam: Be cautious of emails you receive from retailers saying your account is about to expire and your account will be de-activated if you don’t follow the provided steps.

Bargain Shopper: If you are a bargain shopper, make sure to check online for reviews on Google or the Better Business Bureau. Type in the seller’s name/business with “scam” and see if it checks out.

Gift Cards: If you are purchasing gift cards for that hard to buy person, make sure to check the back of the card to verify that the area with the protective scratch-off hasn’t been tampered with.

Charity Giving: The holidays bring out the warm side of people and the desire to spread holiday cheer. If you decide to donate to a charity, make sure it’s one that you are familiar with. Research before donating.

When shopping online, you can follow these steps:

  • Only provide card or account details on secure websites when checking out. Look for the padlock symbol.
  • Use PayPal to check out, if possible.
  • Always keep your device’s security software up-to-date.
  • Check account statements and report any suspicious transactions immediately.

Happy holidays and safe shopping!