Honest Insights

How To Prevent and Manage Overdraft Fees

No one likes overdraft fees, and yet this type of financial mistake has happened to most of us at one time or another. Luckily, there are a variety of tools and strategies you can use to prevent and manage insufficient funds fees.

Tips to Spot a Phishing Scam

Phishing is the biggest cybersecurity threat right now to individuals and businesses. Learn how to spot a phishing scam so you can protect yourself.

Top-5 Benefits of VA Home Loans for Veterans

A VA loan, for eligible service members and veterans, can be an appealing alternative to conventional mortgages.

The Impact of Iowa’s Community Banks

Beyond supporting the economy and providing thousands of Iowans with employment, community banks also provide millions to Iowa’s Tax Base. Learn more in this blog!

Lincoln Savings Bank Earns Top Spot for Small Business Lending in Iowa

In a year where the small businesses that typically drive our local economy were struggling, Lincoln Savings Bank was there to help. As a Small Business Administration (SBA) lender, they stepped up and reached top status in both dollars and volume.

Crop Input Prices

Fertilizer and herbicide prices are 200-400% higher than last year. The drastic increase in farm input costs have been making headlines for nearly a year now and farmers are struggling to plan for the 2022 season.

Farm Loan Programs Available Through the USDA & IFA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Iowa Agricultural Development Division of the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) offer several government-assisted loan options for those in the farming and ranching industry.

Lincoln Savings Bank Foundation commits to UNI Financial Literacy Program

The Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) Foundation has committed $50,000 to the University of Northern Iowa Financial Literacy Program.

Lincoln Savings Bank Named Among Top IFA Mortgage Lenders for 2021

The IFA recently recognized the top Iowa lending institutions throughout the state who assisted the most homebuyers through IFA programs in 2021.

Mary Beth Buckley hired as Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Lincoln Savings Bank

Mary Beth Buckley has been hired as the Head of ERM for LSB. She is excited to be a part of a community bank where she can help support the community meet their financial goals.

Guide to Small Business Loans for Women

Access to financing is one of the obstacles women face as business owners. In this article, we cover woman-specific loans and funding methods that can help improve your business.

The First Step in Starting a Business is a Feasibility Study

Conducting a feasibility study can uncover new ideas and address potential issues so you can get your business idea up and running smoothly from the beginning.