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Here’s what we’ve been doing recently in communities across the state.
May 21 2019

Zelle® Now Live in Independent Bank's Mobile Banking App

Zelle® Changes the way money moves – makes sending money digitally to friends and family fast, safe and easy for more than 95-million mobile...
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Mar 19 2019

Independent Bank Named Small Business Administration 504 Lender of the Year

Independent Bank was recently named Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Lender of the Year by the Economic Development Foundation.  
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Mar 19 2019

Independent Bank Receives Mastercard Community Institutions Innovation Award

Independent Bank leverages technology on recent billboard campaign to win Mastercard recognition
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Jan 14 2019

Independent Bank is helping Government Employees during the Shutdown

Independent Bank understands that this is a time of uncertainty, and is working to provide as much support as possible to their customers. Federal...
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Dec 10 2018

Independent Bank and Northern Initiatives Support Small Businesses

Independent Bank recently presented Northern Initiatives (NI) with a $10,000 general fund grant. The grant will help assist with expenses as the...
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Oct 12 2018

Independent Bank 'Made a Difference' in Local Communities

4th largest Michigan-based bank participated in 3rd annual company-wide volunteer day Independent Bank closed its offices on Columbus Day,...
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Oct 4 2018

Independent Bank Named a Class of 2018 Sandler O'Neill SM-ALL Star

Independent Bank was one of 30 banks and thrifts that comprised the Sandler O’Neill Sm-All Stars Class of 2018. The list identified top performing...
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Sep 28 2018

Independent Bank will Participate in 3rd Annual Volunteer Day

4th largest Michigan-based bank will be closed on Columbus Day to volunteer in local communities Independent Bank will be closed on Columbus Day,...
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Sep 5 2018

Mitchell Blue Recognized as a 40 Under 40 Professional

Blue was named one of the 40 Under 40 professionals by Traverse City Business News
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Aug 8 2018

Independent Bank Named One of Best-In-State Banks by Forbes Magazine

Independent Bank was recently named #1 best bank headquartered in Michigan   Independent Bank was recently named a BEST-IN-STATE bank by...
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Apr 24 2018

Independent Bank Corp. Appoints of Terry Beia to Board of Directors

Independent Bank Corporation, the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank, announced that its Board of Directors...
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Apr 19 2018

Independent Bank Receives Top 10 Lender Award

MSHDA recognizes Independent Bank for their participation in the Mortgage Credit Certificate program in 2017 Independent Bank was named a top 10...
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Apr 18 2018

Independent Bank Sponsors Junior Achievement West Michigan Business Hall of Fame

Brad Kessel, President and CEO, describes the importance of Junior AchievementArticle provided by Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes ...
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Mar 23 2018

Independent Bank Corp. Appoints Joane VanLuven as SVP Human Resources

Independent Bank Corporation, the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank, announced that it has hired Joane E....
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Feb 15 2018

Independent Bank Honors 2017 Top Employee Volunteer

Tara Binder, Bank Manager of Independent Bank Standish office, volunteered over 650 hours in 2017 Independent Bank recently honored Tara Binder,...
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Jan 5 2018

Independent Bank | Phase Four: Investing in Communities Campaign

Serving our Communities – Veterans Programs, Military Outreach Groups, and Active Duty Support Services Independent Bank concluded their 2017...
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Dec 4 2017

Independent Bank Corp. Announces Agreement to Acquire Traverse City State Bank

Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP), the parent company of Independent Bank, with total assets of approximately $2.8 billion, and TCSB...
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Nov 21 2017

Independent Bank Corporation Announces Executive Management Promotions

Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP), the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank, announced that it has...
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Nov 7 2017

Independent Bank Launches Affordable Mortgage Program for Low-Income Families

Independent Bank recently launched the Affordable Mortgage Program to assist low-income families in finding more flexible home financing options....
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Nov 1 2017

Independent Bank | Phase Three: Investing in Communities Campaign

Housing our Communities – Homeless Shelters, Housing Projects, and Home Building Centers Independent Bank continued their 2017 donation campaign,...
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Oct 16 2017

Independent Bank 'Made a Difference' in local communities

4th largest Michigan-based bank dedicated an entire day to a company-wide volunteer effort Independent Bank closed its offices on Columbus Day,...
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Oct 3 2017

Independent Bank will Participate in Annual Company-Wide Volunteer Day

4th largest Michigan-based bank is closing its doors on Columbus Day to volunteer in local communities Independent Bank will close its offices on...
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Aug 3 2017

Independent Bank donates $20,000 to animal non-profit organizations

Four non-profits were awarded $5,000 for receiving the most votes in Investing in Communities contest Independent Bank continued their 2017...
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Jul 25 2017

Independent Bank Opens Residential Lending Office in Akron, Ohio

Independent Bank recently expanded its footprint into Ohio, with the opening of a new Residential Lending office in the Columbus area in...
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Jul 7 2017

Independent Bank Rebrands Investment Program to IB Wealth Management

  Independent Financial & Insurance Services is now IB Wealth Management Independent Bank recently announced the rebranding of their investment...
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Jun 30 2017

Independent Bank Corp. Appoints Michael Cok to its Board of Directors

Independent Bank Corporation, the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank, announced that its Board of Directors...
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Jun 19 2017

Independent Bank Opens Retail Lending Office in Dearborn

Independent Bank, the fourth largest bank headquartered in Michigan, opened a new Retail Lending office in Dearborn. Independent Bank offers more...
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Jun 15 2017

Independent Bank Opens Retail Lending Office in Grosse Pointe Woods

Independent Bank, the fourth largest bank headquartered in Michigan, opened a new Retail Lending office in Grosse Pointe Woods. Independent Bank...
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Jun 8 2017

Independent Bank Partners with Insuritas

Insuritas, the nation's premier provider of financial institution-owned insurance agencies, announced it has partnered with Independent Bank to...
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May 29 2017

Independent Bank | Phase Two: Investing in Communities Campaign

Protecting our Communities – Animal Shelters, Humane Societies, and Animal Rescue Centers Independent Bank will continue their donation campaign,...
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Mar 30 2017

Independent Bank donates $20,000 to four food non-profit organizations

Four non-profits were awarded $5,000 for receiving the most votes in Investing in Communities contest Independent Bank kicked off their 2017...
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Mar 13 2017

Independent Bank Opens Retail Lending Office in Brighton

Independent Bank, the fourth largest bank headquartered in Michigan, opened a new Retail Lending office in Brighton. Independent Bank offers more...
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Feb 21 2017

Independent Bank Residential Loan Office Opens in Traverse City

Staff of five has combined 65 years of experience TRAVERSE CITY, MI—Article written by the Traverse City Record Eagle – Independent Bank recently...
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Feb 10 2017

Independent Bank Opens Retail Lending Office in Traverse City

Independent Bank,the fourth largest bank headquartered in Michigan, opened a new Retail Lending office in Traverse City. Independent Bank offers...
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Feb 8 2017

Independent Bank 2017 donation campaign: Investing in Communities

Independent Bank is proud to announce that they will continue their community donation efforts in 2017 with their new campaign, “Investing in...
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Feb 6 2017

Independent Bank Opens Retail Lending Office in Ann Arbor

Independent Bank, the fourth largest bank headquartered in Michigan, opened a new Retail Lending office in Ann Arbor. Independent Bank offers...
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Feb 3 2017

Independent Bank Opens Retail Lending Office in Columbus, OH

Independent Bank recently expanded its footprint into Ohio, with the opening of its new Retail Lending office in the Columbus area. Independent...
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Feb 2 2017

Independent Bank Opens Retail Lending Office in Troy

Independent Bank, the fourth largest bank headquartered in Michigan, opened a new Retail Lending office in Troy. Independent Bank offers more...
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Dec 20 2016

Independent Bank Corp. appoints Christina Keller to Board of Directors

Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP), the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank, announced that its Board of...
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Oct 18 2016

Independent Bank donates $20,000 for Athletics at four local schools

Four local schools were awarded $5,000 for receiving the most votes in 'Investing In Youth" contestGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank...
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Oct 12 2016

Independent Bank 'Made a Difference' in Local Communities

4th largest Michigan-based bank dedicated an entire day to a company-wide volunteer effortGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank closed its...
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Oct 3 2016

Independent Bank Will Participate in a Company-Wide Volunteer Day

4th largest Michigan-based bank is closing its doors on Columbus Day to volunteer in local communitiesGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank will...
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Sep 13 2016

Independent Bank Corp. appoints Patrick Ervin as Senior VP Mortgage

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP), the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank,...
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Sep 5 2016

Independent Bank announces phase three of Investing In Youth campaign

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank will conclude their 2016 donation campaign, Investing in Youth, with phase three beginning September 12,...
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Jul 24 2016

Independent Bank Corp. appoints Joan A. Budden to Board of Directors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP), the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank,...
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Jun 1 2016

Independent Bank hosts "How Do You Live Michigan?" photo contest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank is hosting the "How Do You Live Michigan?" photo contest this summer to see how people in our great state...
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May 20 2016

Independent Bank donates $20,000 to local schools for arts programs

Four local schools were awarded $5,000 for receiving the most votes in Investing In Youth contestGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank continued...
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Apr 11 2016

Independent Bank launches financial literacy campaign: Pour Into Sweet Savings

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank is launching a financial literacy campaign, Pour into Sweet Savings, April 17th, 2016 to promote teaching...
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Apr 4 2016

Independent Bank announces phase two of Investing In Youth campaign

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank will continue their donation campaign, Investing In Youth, with phase two beginning April 11, 2016. They...
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Mar 11 2016

Independent Bank donates $20,000 for academics at local four schools

Four local schools were awarded $5,000 for receiving the most votes in Investing In Youth contestGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank kicked off...
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Jan 25 2016

Independent Bank announces 2016 donation campaign: Investing In Youth

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank is proud to announce that they will continue their community donation efforts in 2016 with their new...
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Dec 22 2015

Independent Bank donates $20,000 to local arts non-profits

Four local Arts non-profits were awarded $5,000 for receiving the most votes in Investing With You contestGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank...
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Oct 9 2015

Independent Bank donates $20,000 to local non-profits

Four local non-profits were awarded $5,000 for receiving the most votes in "Investing With You" contestGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank...
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Sep 23 2015

President & CEO Brad Kessel Rang Nasdaq Closing Bell in Times Square

Independent Bank celebrates 30th Anniversary of being listed on Nasdaq Executive team members and Board members of Independent Bank,...
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Jul 29 2015

Independent Bank announces phase two of Investing With You campaign

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank will launch phase two of their Investing with You campaign on August 1, 2015. They will donate $5,000 each...
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May 22 2015

Independent Bank donates $20,000 to local schools

Four local schools were awarded $5,000 for receiving the most votes in "Investing With You" contestGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank and its...
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Mar 19 2015

Independent Bank to match up to $50,000 in donations to Sparrow Ionia Hospital

It is one of the largest gifts pledged to the $1.2 million capital campaign, which is more than 55% completeIONIA, Mich. – Ionia’s new...
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Mar 4 2015

Independent Bank’s Logo and ATM Wraps Win West Michigan ADDY Awards

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Independent Bank rebranded in 2014, the bank’s 150th anniversary, in collaboration with Grand Rapids-based Full Circle...
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Oct 8 2014

Independent Bank Celebrates 150th Anniversary with a Ribbon Cutting

By Jim Harger of the Grand Rapids Press
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Jul 18 2014

Independent Bank celebrates 150th Anniversary with 150 volunteer days

5th largest Michigan-based bank attributes growth to local investments and community engagement Independent Bank, founded in Ionia, Michigan in...
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Dec 9 2013

Independent Bank’s “unique and local” Bad Axe office has grand opening

Independent Bank announces the grand opening of its new banking office at 655 N. Port Crescent in Bad Axe. During the grandopening days, December...
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Jul 17 2013

Independent Bank partners with Sallie Mae to offer private education loan

Independent Bank announced today that it has partnered with Sallie Mae to offer customers a private education loan program that helps...
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Jun 19 2013

INDEPENDENT BANK RANKED NATIONALLY AS A TOP MORTGAGE LENDER

Scotsman Guide releases Top Mortgage Lenders 2012 Rankings
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May 31 2013

Independent Bank ranked as a top-performing mid-size bank

Independent Bank is pleased to announce it has received a second place ranking from the ABA Banking Journal in its Top-performing Mid-size Banks...
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Jan 17 2013

Independent Bank Corp. appoints William B. Kessel to CEO & Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP) announces that William (Brad) Kessel has been appointed to serve as Chief...
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It may not reflect deposits or checks that have not cleared. To see an accurate balance, be sure to keep a check register, go to the branch, or visit online banking.

It may not reflect deposits or checks that have not cleared. To see an accurate balance, be sure to keep a check register, go to the branch, or visit online banking.

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Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. Your information is securely stored on your account and customer records when your new account is opened.
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You should sign your check with your name or business name and “For Mobile Deposit Only at Independent Bank.”
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How can I make a deposit into my son's or daughter's account at college?
We know that banking for college students involves transactions both on campus and at home. That’s ...
We know that banking for college students involves transactions both on campus and at home. That’s why we make it easy to add money to your Independent Bank checking account through Independent Bank offices statewide, by mail or through wire transfers.
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If you already have an account with us, we will automatically fill out parts of your application using information you provided when you opened your other account. This could be information from your ATM or debit card, a deposit account (excluding CD accounts), or a loan account.
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Independent Mobile gives you access to your accounts from our mobile banking app, Independent ...
Independent Mobile gives you access to your accounts from our mobile banking app, Independent Mobile, on your smartphone or tablet. You can view account balances, pay bills to existing payees, search recent account activity, transfer funds, use SnapCheck mobile deposit, and find ATM or branch locations.
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