On February 17th at Franklin Elementary there was an electric buzz. Benjamin Franklin and Mayor Matt Walsh were visiting for a very important purpose. They promoted savings and signed an America Saves Week proclamation. After that all the third grade classes at Franklin received a piggy bank to decorate for the pageant and a short lesson on saving money. Please see the attached news release and KETV interview for more info.
On November 11th at 9am Franklin Elementary in partnership with TS Bank and TS Insitute opened it’s banking doors to students to start making deposits. It was an electric day for all involved. Check out the article below to read more.
The Wilson Jr. Jacket Branched opened for business on September 17, 2015. Middle school students were lined up to make their deposits and save their money. It was a great day!
The Wilson Jr. Jacket Branch will link Rue’s Jr. Jacket Branch and Thomas Jefferson’s Yellow Jacket Branch making the in school banking program K-12. This linkage is the first in Iowa and second in the nation.
TS Institute and TS Bank are one of nine banks nationally to receive this award. We are very honored to partner with America Saves and believe wholeheartedly that financial education and savings education will in fact change the American financial landscape.
Below is a description of the America Saves Designation of Excellence Award.
New for America Saves Week 2015, America Saves is recognizing banks that go above and beyond to encourage people to save money during America Saves Week with the America Saves Designation of Excellence. America Saves Week is an opportunity for banks to encourage individuals to save money – with an emphasis on reaching low- to moderate-income families. America Saves will recognize exceptional banks that succeed in promoting savings or other wealth building accounts and have high levels of accounts opened or added to during America Saves Week. America Saves will recognize not just one, but all banks that achieve excellence during the week at the America Saves National Savings Forum.
This recognition will be primarily based on aggregate account activity results during America Saves Week (either the week or the month of February). Banks will be compared with other banks of similar asset size. Specifically:
Number of customers opening savings (or other wealth building) accounts
Amount saved to accounts
Number of customers adding to savings (or other wealth building) accounts Amount saved to accounts
Amount saved to accounts
Number of customers setting up automatic deposits to a savings (or other wealth building)
We know that promotion of accounts is key to gaining new customers and additional deposits. Therefore, we will also take into account:
Account incentives offered
Gifts or bonus incentives for opening accounts
Gifts or bonus incentives for adding to accounts
Special interest rates for opening accounts
Prizes or drawings
Published press release/held press event
Broadcast program appearances
Public service announcements
Paid or donated advertising
Held community events
One-on-one financial counseling
Financial education workshops
Reached out to business customers to encourage employees to save
Included information on website
Utilized social media
*Information used with permission from America Saves. For more information about this award please visit America Saves.
TS Bank was named one of the top eight extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking® at the recent Profit‐Growth Banking Summit held in Chicago, IL.
TS Bank was recognized with the Institute’s Money Smarts Banky® Award for Financial Literacy Education as a result of their extraordinary service to their clients and their community through a commitment to financial literacy programs, including the TS Institute part of the TS Banking Group, which serves K‐12 students in their
community and beyond.
“It is an honor to receive such an award and to be able to provide a unique and authentic opportunity for students and community members to deepen their understanding and application of financial literacy skills,” stated Bob Mantell, Director of the TS Institute.
The Banky® Awards exist to highlight the vital role that local, community banks play in our economy. The Bankys® recognize the best of what community banks offer to our cities, towns and our nation. Bob Mantell, Director of the TS Institute accepted the award from Roxanne Emmerich at the Profit‐Growth Banking Summit in Chicago, IL.