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Sioux Empire Airshow
Investing in Our Community

PREMIER Helps Bring Airshow to City

August 8, 2016

On a hot summer weekend in July, the Sioux Falls Airshow, Power on the Prairie 2016 drew more than 150,000 people to explore the wonders of the ground and sky. As the “ACE” sponsor for the event, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard helped to make it a free event to the entire hometown community to get up close and personal with the aircraft and watch pilots perform stunts directly overhead.

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Identity Theft and Fraud

What the EMV Chip Card Means for You

July 27, 2016

The days of swiping your card in the checkout line may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to EMV chip-enabled credit and debit cards. EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, the three companies responsible for bringing chip-technology standards to the market. If you have a chip-enabled card, you’ll see a visible microchip on it. First PREMIER Bank credit card customers started receiving chip-enabled cards in April 2014. All credit card customers will have a chip-enabled credit card by August 2016. So what does this mean for you?

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track event
Investing in Our Community

PREMIER CEO’s Passion for Running Leads to Sponsorship of Community Track Events

June 28, 2016

When Rich Greeno, renowned local high school boys cross country coach, approached PREMIER in 1994 about sponsoring and supporting community track meets for kids and adults of all ages, we had to get in on the action. Coach Greeno had a reputation for being one of the best coaches in South Dakota with national recognition. He even coached journalist Tom Brokaw at Yankton High School in South Dakota. Coach Greeno started these summer track meets in the early ‘70s. PREMIER Bankcard CEO, Miles Beacom, has been a long-time runner and participated when he was in junior high school.

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disputed transaction
Importance of Credit

A Guide to Disputing Credit Card Transactions

May 2, 2016

It’s easy to misunderstand disputed transactions—especially since they involve each party in the purchasing process: the cardholder, the merchant, and the card issuer. So what is a disputed transaction, and when is it an appropriate step to take? A disputed transaction is an action taken by a credit cardholder to dispute the validity of a charge on his or her account.

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Investing in Our Community

Employees Take a Break to Lend a Hand

March 15, 2016

Stuffing envelopes and making packets may not seem like a grand gesture. However, this type of work is making a difference for local charities. PREMIER employees have a spirit of service. Often, organizations will reach out to PREMIER to inquire if staff can help with office-friendly work during their lunch hour or over breaks. In 2015, employees contributed more than 390 hours to this cause—also known as PREMIER Volunteer Fairs. Here are just a few examples of how PREMIER’s dedicated employees impacted the community while at work.

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Services and Products

The Top 3 Benefits of the My PREMIER Credit Card Mobile App

February 25, 2016

Do you rely on your smartphone to make routine items, such as checking your bank account balance, just a little easier? If so, have you downloaded First PREMIER Bank’s credit card app? Available for both iOS and Android, this app provides First PREMIER Bank credit card customers with the same functionality as, but with the benefit of being able to securely access information on the go. Need more convincing? Here are just three of the benefits you’ll enjoy by downloading the app.

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Importance of Credit

How to Improve Your Credit Score

February 19, 2016

Your FICO® Score provides a quick snapshot of your overall credit health. FICO stands for Fair Isaac Corporation, the founder of the scoring system. The FICO Score is the most used credit score system by lenders. It helps institutions assess how likely you are to repay debt. It can determine whether you get financial assistance and how much the lender will charge you in interest. Your score will range between 300 and 850. The higher the score, the better you’ll look in the eyes of lenders. You should always shoot for a high score. But first, you need to know what to watch out for.

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community service
Investing in Our Community PREMIER By the Numbers

How many hours did employees donate in 2015?

February 10, 2016

It’s time for the big reveal! Here’s the breakdown of First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard employee community efforts in 2015. 30,580 Total Hours Volunteered PREMIER employees donated 30,580 hours to different philanthropic causes in 2015. This includes school and sport-related volunteering and service clubs, community events, and board and committee participation. We’re proud to be a top company for employee volunteering and mentoring. First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard promotes a culture of giving, and our employees help us fulfill our vision to help our communities grow.

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care packages
Investing in Our Community

PREMIER Employees Gather Care Packages for Troops

January 27, 2016

In December, PREMIER Bankcard Collections and Credit departments joined together to gather care packages for a regional troop. PREMIER employees collected instant coffee, personal hygiene items, prepaid phone cards, stationery, magazines, DVDs, canned food, jerky, and more. Then items were placed into individual boxes for a soldier to receive. This concept stemmed from Operation Shoebox—a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes care packages to deployed soldiers. It was established as a way to boost morale and meet needs beyond the basic shelter and food the U.S. Military provides, as many soldiers don’t receive care packages.

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community giving
Investing in Our Community

The PREMIER Culture: Kicking Hunger to the Curb

December 30, 2015

PREMIER Bankcard and First PREMIER Bank have always endeavored to make an impact on the communities our employees call home. Even though we serve customers nationwide, our local communities center around four South Dakota cities: Sioux Falls, Watertown, Huron, and Dakota Dunes.

For the past three years, our employees have contributed to a large-scale food drive to help Feeding South Dakota (an affiliate of Feeding America) and other local area food banks. Through this organization, approximately 21,000 South Dakota individuals and families receive packaged foods and goods every week, and over 5,000 kids are fed every weekend. They provide a basic need for children and adults who might otherwise go hungry.

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