We Invite You to Bank With Us!

Northwest Bank is a family owned organization with Iowa roots and we’re proud to expand our banking locations to better serve the community of Ames and surrounding areas. The new Ames location increases Northwest Bank’s footprint to 20 banks located throughout Northwest and Central Iowa, and Eastern Nebraska. 

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Your home is now our home too!

Our goals and commitment to serving the personal, business and agricultural needs of the community are demonstrated by our employees who live out our mission of Building Relationships - Exceeding Expectations. Stop in and meet Doug Ragaller, Regional Bank President and our staff. We are eager to provide you outstanding service and welcome you to Northwest Bank.

213 Duff Avenue, Suite 3, Ames, IA 50010

Office: 515-598-1350
Lobby: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
No ATM or Drive-up Available

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Open A Checking Account | Get Your $200!*

Twice the Fun this Summer... Here's How:  

  • Open a new Northwest Bank checking account today and RECEIVE A $100!* 
  • Bundle your finances with great products and services and RECEIVE ANOTHER $100* just by banking with us! 

Learn More or Contact a Personal Banker Today! 

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Online & Mobile Banking: There's An App for That!

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Banking When it's Convenient for You! Life moves at a fast pace which makes keeping up with your finances challenging. With Mobile Banking, it only takes minutes to manage your money and the best part is you can do it anywhere and at anytime!

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Student Loans 

We work with Iowa Student Loan to offer private loans to help you pay for college as well as refinance existing student loans. As an Iowa nonprofit and the state’s student loan experts, Iowa Student Loan offers competitively priced loans.****

We offer a variety of loans to: 

  • help you pay college costs while you are or your student is in school
  • help you simplify repayment or pay lower interest costs on existing student loans after college

Discover the right option for you! We offer competitive interest rates, clearly defined terms and benefits for you and your cosigner! 

 Learn More and Apply Today!

 We Invite You to Bank with Us!

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“Ames is a growing and thriving city and, we look forward to being a part of the community and providing a genuine banking relationship where you are part of a family and your financial goals are our top priority.”

- Doug Ragaller, Regional Bank President

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Let's Get Started!

Start your banking today! Follow our simple step-by-step process. If there is anything that can save a little more time, we are all for it. Opening an account is fast, easy, secure and can be done right from your computer or mobile phone. 

Choose the option below that best describes your current relationship with us.


 *A one-time $100 bonus is available for consumers who open a new Northwest Bank personal checking account with an initial deposit of $1,000 or more within 7 business days of account opening. Initial deposit must be new money. Northwest Bank Compass Free Account not eligible. All other account requirements must be met. Contact a banker for more details. An additional $100 bonus is available when you meet with a Northwest Bank Personal Banker and select 4 new products or services from the available list. Northwest Bank checking account is required. A minimum opening balance of $10 is required to receive either cash bonus; bonus will be deposited into your Northwest Bank personal checking account within 7 business days of account opening. If you received the $100 bonus as a result of opening a new checking account, your new checking account is subject to an early account closing fee of $50 (if you close your new account within 90 days of account opening). 0.00% APY effective 6/29/2020. One bonus per qualifying account. Accounts must be opened on or before 8/14/2020. Not available with any other cash back offer. 

**The credit score provided is intended to help you understand the factors that affect your credit score, and ways you may be able to save money with Northwest Bank loan products. It is generally not used for loan approval purposes or for determining loan rates. Loan rates and approvals are based on information provided to the bank when you apply for a loan. The credit score found in the credit report may be different than the credit score you see here. The offers presented here are not offers to lend; normal underwriting criteria apply. Terms and conditions and offers are subject to change at any time.

***Insurance Products are not insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency; are not a deposit of, or guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank Affiliate; and may lose value. 

****Northwest Bank is compensated by Iowa Student Loan for the referral of student loan customers.

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