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It’s a great time to be a part of the Mississippi River Valley region along the I-55 Corridor in Southeast Missouri. Communities are growing, businesses are expanding and MRV Banks is glad to be a part of it! Be looking for frequent stories and business updates about our region on our MRV Banks Blog page!
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What is a social engineering? Social engineering uses human interaction (social skills) to obtain or compromise information about an individual, organization, or computer systems. An attacker may seem unassuming and respectable, possibly claiming to be from a financial institution, credit card company, researcher, or some other legitimate business. They will attempt to exploit your willingness to help or correct some type of billing issue to gather enough information to gain access to online ac... Read More About What you need to know about Social Engineering
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Joseph R. (Bob) Bartels
On Thursday, July 27, 2017, we lost a great friend and one of the founding members who helped in the formation of MRV Banks, Joseph R. “Bob” Bartels.  Bob's experience on bank boards since 1969 was instrumental in opening MRV Banks.  In addition to owning and operating Bartels Farms, Inc., he was a seed dealer for Pioneer Seeds.  Bob was involved in many civic organizations and volunteered his time for many other non-for-profit organizations.  Bob served othe... Read More About Joseph R. (Bob) Bartels
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SecurLOCK Equip is an enhanced debit card fraud monitoring service that allows cardholders to control how, when, and where their card is used via a free app on their mobile device. SecurLOCK Equip offers ultimate control for cardholders.     Turn cards on/off by payment channel (in store, online, mobile, ATM, auto pay etc.) Real-time transaction alerts provide instantaneous payment information Set locations, spend limits, merchant types and transactions types, ... Read More About SecurLOCK Equip - Debit Card Protection at your Fingertips
Featured Picture For How much money do I need for a down payment?
“How much money do I have to have for a down payment?” This is a question I am asked almost as often as “What are rates today?” My hope is to give you a simple, CliffsNotes version (remember those?) of the VA, USDA, FHA, and Conventional loan programs. The great news is that each of these programs has low down payment options and is available here in Southeast Missouri.   The VA Loan…..This is an amazing loan program for veterans, active duty military servic... Read More About How much money do I need for a down payment?
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Simple steps to secure your computers and mobile devices for Internet banking and shopping Your home has locks on the doors and windows to protect your family and prevent thieves from stealing cash, electronics, jewelry and other physical possessions.  But do you have deterrents to prevent the loss or theft of your electronic assets, including bank account and other information in your personal computers, at home and when banking or shopping remotely online? "Think about all of th... Read More About Protect Your “Cyber Home” With a Solid Foundation
Featured Picture For Opportunities for growth: Steve McPheeters of MRV Banks shares how the business has grown, and his advice for businesses during tax season
By Logan Young Business Today SIKESTON — Steve McPheeters joined the MRV Banks team in 2013 as senior vice president, but has been involved in the community and in banking since the late 1980s. He has worked in business development, customer acquisition and marketing strategies, and also has served as a chamber of commerce director at the local and state levels. Although he has held an array of positions throughout his career, his passion for giving personal, quality customer service has... Read More About Opportunities for growth: Steve McPheeters of MRV Banks shares how the business has grown, and his advice for businesses during tax season
Featured Picture For Mortgage Rates Still Low - Time to Buy or Refinance?
Mortgage rates have remained low in the third quarter of 2015 prompting questions of whether now is a good time to refinance or buy a new home.  It’s always a great idea to do your own due diligence, but it’s always nice to know the facts before you act.  MRV Bank’s Greg Hellwege has worked with scores of customers to help them determine if the time is right to refinance or purchase a new home.  A quick call to Greg at (573)334-7811 can help when making... Read More About Mortgage Rates Still Low - Time to Buy or Refinance?
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From Ste Genevieve to Cape Girardeau to points south. Southeast Missouri has two common denominators. Interstate 55 and The Mississippi River. Sometime we take these two magnificent carriers of commerce for granted, but both are fuel engines for the Southeast Missouri regional economy. From tourism to agriculture to freight, grain and manufacturing material these two major channels tie us all together……and make our respective communities hum with economic activity. MRV Banks is... Read More About Our Location Couldn't Be Better!
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There are two main arteries that link our area together – Interstate 55 and the mighty Mississippi River. The commerce that flows in and through this section of Southeast Missouri is truly amazing. MRV Banks is thrilled to grow with the region that goes from Ste Genevieve/Farmington area, to the Perryville, Cape, Jackson, Scott City areas, right on through Sikeston and New Madrid. That 100+ mile I-55 stretch with the river that runs through it is brimming with new activity and optimism. ... Read More About MRV Banks Growing Alongside I-55/River Corridor in Southeast Missouri
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