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Bank of North Dakota’s S&P credit ratings affirmed

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) affirmed Bank of North Dakota’s (BND) credit rating as “A+” and “A-1” for long-term and short-term credit, respectively, in its annual review released Nov. 9, 2020.

Career Compass: Virtual career and college planning resources

Bank of North Dakota (BND) is going virtual this fall. It has partnered with Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling – North Dakota Council (DACAC) to offer a convenient, one-stop location for career and college planning resources. Students in grades 7-12 and their families can use the new Career Compass site to access the following: Read More

Industrial Commission Approves New Bank of North Dakota COVID Relief Program

Bismarck – The Industrial Commission approved a $50 million interest buydown program to be administered by Bank of North Dakota (BND) for businesses with decreased revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, COVID PACE Recovery II, (CPR II), will be funded by CARES Act dollars assigned to Bank of North Dakota. North Dakota business Read More

Bank of North Dakota Expands Loan Options for Tech Firms

BISMARCK – The Industrial Commission approved a Bank of North Dakota (BND) request to expand the parameters of the Accelerated Growth Loan Program. The expansion enables technology companies to utilize an increased amount of monthly recurring revenues as a repayment source that allows the loan limit to grow with the company.  In addition, BND is Read More

Bank of North Dakota Releases 2019 Annual Report

BISMARCK – The state-owned Bank of North Dakota (BND) recorded its 16th consecutive year of record profits in 2019, with $169 million in net earnings, the Bank reported today in its annual report to the state Industrial Commission (Commission). The report’s theme, “From Surviving to Thriving,” focuses on the events and accomplishments of the Bank’s Read More

College SAVE Reading Champion

It’s easy! It’s fun! And when young readers knock out their summer reading, they become College SAVE Summer Reading Champions, earn up to $25 and have a chance to win $529! The North Dakota State Library and Bank of North Dakota have partnered with local libraries to offer the College SAVE Summer Reading Champion campaign. Read More

Calculators Can Help Prevent Unwanted Surprises

Surprises are great – sometimes. When it comes to budgeting and financials, it’s much better to be educated and make thoughtful decisions. BND has created a series of calculators to help you plan so you don’t take on too much student loan or credit card debt. Budget calculator Add up your income and subtract your Read More

The Perfect Month to Celebrate College Savings

May is the perfect month to recognize and celebrate 529 college savings plans. Why? Because like May flowers–with investment and time—they grow. Bank of North Dakota and KX News Network have partnered and are celebrating 529 plans in May by giving away five $529 contributions. Visit the to enter the drawing. Registration ends May Read More

Industrial Commission Authorizes Bank of North Dakota Programs to Assist Businesses in Pandemic Recovery Efforts

Bismarck- The North Dakota Industrial Commission today authorized the Bank of North Dakota (BND) to provide two financing programs to assist North Dakota businesses in obtaining long-term, low-interest loans to assist in the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan programs will help both small and large businesses to secure working capital and Read More

Bank of North Dakota Announces Partnership with EVERFI National Financial Bee

Bismarck – Bank of North Dakota announced that its College SAVE 529 plan is sponsoring the EVERFI National Financial Bee, taking place April 20-30, 2020. The National Financial Bee is a first-of-its-kind nationwide financial literacy challenge for students in grades 7-12. To participate in the National Financial Bee, students may complete five 15-minute modules before Read More

Worried about paying your bills? Here is helpful advice.

If you are wondering how you’ll pay your bills, you are not alone. The unpredictable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are widespread, but often include the concern of how you will pay your bills. We’ll give you some resources courtesy of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that should be helpful, but first and foremost, Read More

Keep Your Stimulus Check In Your Hands

With all the novel corona virus news going around, it can be difficult to know what is truth and what is fiction. Especially with all the information flying about regarding the financial stimulus that was approved by Congress. So, here are a few things to know about the upcoming increase in your account balance and Read More

Bank of North Dakota Announces Student Loan Relief Options

Bismarck – Bank of North Dakota (BND) shared its student loan relief plans to assist borrowers impacted by COVID-19 with the Industrial Commission today. Effective immediately, borrowers may request to defer payments for six months. The interest rate for variable rate borrowers decreases April 1, 2020, so BND will reduce payments to reflect the new Read More

There’s No Such Thing As A Secure SMS

Most of us rapid fire text messages every day without a second thought. In fact, the average person sends 67 SMS (Short Message Service) texts a day, with 6 billion sent daily in the U.S. alone. Would any of us ever imagine that every one of those texts are up for grabs for any bad Read More