The United Difference - Message From the President


A Message From the President

I am very proud to present the 2023 Christmas issue featuring the talented staff who I am thankful to call co-workers. This Christmas season it is my hope that you will make time to reflect on the many blessings you may have experienced this past year and all the special people in your life. It’s exciting to announce that my wife, Cindy, and I will soon be welcoming a new special person in our life and I look forward to being called grandpa for the first time.

So, was it a fair catch signal or not? I think everyone who follows sports from the great state of Iowa will give you their opinion on that famous call in the Iowa vs. Minnesota football game. In my mind, what stood out during and following the amazing punt return was how the player reacted with humility when he was denied the touchdown. This play also made me appreciate and respect the importance of all the assignments and roles of the players on special teams.

At United Bank of Iowa, we have many teams making special efforts every day. Various departments are using their expertise managing products and processes to help you succeed and make UBI a great place to bank. Everyone works together towards our goal of providing you with a full menu of products and the personal service you have come to expect.

I just finished reading an article on the sharp decline in the number of checks written today, down over 80%, compared to 30 years ago. Although usage is down, checks are still a very predominant payment channel in our market and you are not alone if you continue to be a check writer. I certainly do not think that checks or currency are going to disappear anytime soon. Whether you use checks or technology-related alternatives, UBI values your checking account and will continue to serve your needs. If you prefer technology-related products, we offer Bill Pay through Online and Mobile Banking that will save you time and money. I encourage you to try the other features of Mobile Banking including making a deposit, transferring money, the ability to block and unblock your debit card if misplaced or stolen, and much more.

In conclusion, I hope you are able to enjoy this special time of year celebrating with your family and friends. Be sure to stop in at our Christmas Open House on Friday, December 8, so we can personally wish you a Merry Christmas and treat you to lunch. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in 2024.

On behalf of everyone at UBI, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

Daniel L. Dotzler

President & CEO