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Education & Tools

Successful management of your finances starts with knowledge and access to tools that can strengthen financial wellness.

From credit monitoring and identity protection to fraud awareness and account comparison, empowering yourself with financial education and tools is a fundamental start.

StarTribune Best Bank Award

We serve customers nationwide, but we’re proud to be named “Best Bank” and “Best Ag Lender” in our home state of Minnesota, three years in a row, by readers of the Star Tribune.


Credit Reports and Tracking

Credit management can affect all aspects of your life. Major life milestones, such as starting a business or exploring new career opportunities, are impacted by credit, along with your enjoyment of life and the fulfillment of goals.

My Credit Manager is a FREE tool in StearnsConnect that keeps you in control of your credit.


Identity Protection

At a time when scams, fraud and identity theft are increasingly prevalent, protecting yourself is essential. ID Protection is a FREE tool built to keep you and your information safe and secure.


Account Comparison Tools

Knowing potential account fees and interest rates helps you make better decisions about where and how to do your business banking. 

With no-obligation comparison tools, we make it simple for you to compare other accounts to BusinessSmart™ checking or market savings accounts.  Let's do the comparison and help you make the best decision for your business. 

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Fraud: What Experts Need You to Know

Online shopping, remote business operations, digital currency exchange – these are exciting and convenient times. However, if we’re not careful, online convenience can become a fraudster’s playground.

Our experts track fraud trends and the latest prevention measures to keep you safe. Learn what to watch for and how to avoid becoming a victim with fraud notices and our Fraud Friday video series.


Stearns Bank Awards

At Stearns Bank, our personal service, sense of urgency, strong financial management and consistent performance are recognized nationally.

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
Recognized as one of the top-performing banks in the nation by Independent Community Bankers of America.
Monitor Top 100
Listed among the Monitor 100 largest equipment finance companies.
American Banker Best Banks to Work For
Ranked in the top 20 on American Banker's Best Banks to Work For Listing.
Best Bank - StarTribune Minnesota's Best
Named Minnesota’s Best Bank & Best Ag Lender, three years in a row, by readers of the Star Tribune.
Great Places to Work. Certified.
This employee-validated distinction highlights our successful workplace culture efforts.
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