Banking Blog

Camp Knutson

North American Banking Company employees and their families prepared the camp for children and families with special needs for the 17th consecutive year.

Banking Blog

Welcome to the Banking Blog, a collection of news and articles from North American Banking Company. Below you'll find articles about our employees' community involvement, news from our branches in the Twin Cities, and posts from our expert team of business bankers.


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Cross Lake Community School

See how we helped finance a new building for charter school focused on the environment.

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ExcheQ News

We received approval from the Federal Reserve to form ExcheQ LLC along with our partners United Bankers Bank and Design Center, Inc. This joint venture will offer a white-label version of our ExcheQ payment app.

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Community Impact

Our employees packed 12,546 meals in one day for those in need as part of the Minnesota Bankers Association's Community Impact Week.

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Most Innovative Banks

North American Banking Company was named as one of the most innovative community banks in the August 2018 issue of Independent Banker magazine

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Minneapolis Police K-9 Event

North American Banking Company was a platinum sponsor of the 11th annual Minneapolis Police K-9 Foundation charity golf event at Midland Hills Country Club.

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Island Lake 5K Sponsors

North American Banking Company sponsored the Island Lake Elementary Run with the Wolves 5K in Shoreview, helping to raise funds for their school library.

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Introducing Super ID

Super ID is the best way to protect you, your family, and your business from identity fraud. And it's free!

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A Future of Faster Payments

CEO Michael Bilski writes about the work he and others of the Governance Framework Formation Team have done to work towards a faster payment system in the US.

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Michael Ostergren

With a banker mother and an accountant father perhaps Michael was destined to become a banker. He is certainly grateful to have landed at North American Banking Company.

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Luke Ferden

While many bankers spend their days at their desks crunching numbers, Business Banking Vice President Luke Ferden spends his advising business owners on the best way to leverage debt.

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Joe Arends

"The road well-traveled" is a phrase that takes on special meaning when it comes to Joe Arends. It was a literal road--U.S. Route 212--that led him to his career in banking.

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Ben Loesel

What do you get when you combine a desire to help others with great math skills and a love of money? You get North American Banking Company Business Banker Ben Loesel.

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Brad Benesh

Helpful. Honest. Enthusiastic. These are just a few of the words business owners use to describe Brad Benesh, senior vice president of Business Banking. Get to know Brad!

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CEO Named to Fed Team

North American Banking Company CEO Michael Bilski was recently named to the 27 member Federal Reserve Governance Framework Formation Team for faster payments in the U.S.