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Venmo User’s Transaction Information Up For Grabs

Word has it that some of us like to share our financial transactions with our friends…or in some cases the entire world. A researcher in Berlin found that nearly 210 million Venmo transactions were available for download to anyone who could find them. The researcher claimed to download 57,600 transactions per day, even after Venmo (owned Read More

New Banking Hack Steals Your Keystrokes

There’s a new malware attacking financial institutions according to a recent report by Kaspersky Lab. Since 2013 and possibly earlier, an advanced keylogging hack on Mexican banks was discovered using spearphishing and infected USB devices to gain access to bank accounts. Although the campaign, called Dark Tequila, specifically targeted Mexican banks, there’s no reason to believe 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 to offer the College SAVE Summer Reading Champion campaign. College SAVE is Read More

May: 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. Registration for the drawings ends May 29, 2019. The five Read More

Nearly 500 Million Fake Website Pages Invade 2018 Phishing Emails

The latest Kaspersky Lab report Spam and Phishing 2018 sheds a huge spotlight on the most popular hacking technique to date. In 2018, 482 million bogus websites were sent to inboxes everywhere. Users were hit with email phishing, including fake website pages. Never known to miss an opportunity, hackers used creative topics for lures, including the 2018 Read More

Bank of North Dakota Releases 2018 Annual Report

BISMARCK – The state-owned Bank of North Dakota (BND) recorded its 15th consecutive year of record profits in 2018, with $159 million in net earnings, the Bank reported today in its annual report to the state Industrial Commission. Total assets remained stable at $7 billion. BND ended the year with capital of $861 million, an Read More

Economic Development Report 2018 Released

Bank of North Dakota’s economic development initiatives are highlighted in its recently released 2018 Economic Development report. BND is working with its stakeholders to create a venture capital ecosystem where businesses can thrive. Interest buydowns through the Bank’s programs can potentially help a business save thousands of dollars monthly. Additionally, BND is involved in administered Read More

Postsecondary Education 2018 Report Released

A thriving economy requires an educated workforce. Bank of North Dakota partners with stakeholders across the state to cover the education lifecycle: College SAVE to help families save for college followed by programs that help students determine and pay for the best career path. Our student loan programs fill in the funding gaps during college, Read More

Celebrating 100 years with our favorite people

Bank of North Dakota opened its doors on the corner of Seventh Street and Main Avenue in Bismarck July 28, 1919. To commemorate that event, the Bank is welcoming our favorite people–the residents of North Dakota–to a day of celebration on Monday, July 29, 2019. Activities will take place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Read More

Social Media Websites Can Cause Big Threat To IT Departments

As if fighting outside hack attacks are not enough, IT departments everywhere are combating another foe: company social media websites. These websites and the content employees post to them pose a challenge to keep that information from harming cybersecurity efforts. Most companies have social media sites that post information about the company, including plenty of Read More

North Dakota Legislature declares Bank of North Dakota Day

To commemorate 100 years of fulfilling its mission to promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota, the North Dakota Legislature has declared Monday, February 25, 2019 as “Bank of North Dakota Day.” Bank of North Dakota (BND) is the longest-running, successful state-owned bank in the United States and is the only one of its Read More

Bank of North Dakota releases limited edition coins

Bismarck – In celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2019, Bank of North Dakota (BND) has released a limited edition commemorative coin available in pure silver or antique brass. Only 750 silver coins and 650 antique brass coins are available for purchase online at bnd.nd.gov/store through the Dakota Institute collection, managed and marketed by Bismarck Read More

Bank of North Dakota releases book about its first 100 years

Bismarck, ND – Just one month before entering its 100th anniversary year, Bank of North Dakota has released the book, “The Bank of North Dakota – From Surviving to Thriving.” It is the third book ever written about the only state-owned bank in the country and chronicles the Bank’s first century, covering a history rich Read More

FAFSA videos simplify the application process

The FAFSA can be completed in about 30 minutes if you know what to expect and have the information you need at your fingertips. We’ve created a series of short videos to explain different aspects of student financial aid and common areas where people have questions in completing the FAFSA. Overview of the financial aid Read More