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David Stringer to Lead Forcht Bank's Growth in Northern Kentucky Market
David Stringer has joined Forcht Bank as the Market President for the Northern Kentucky region. In David’s 18 years of banking, he has excelled at every level focusing on customer service, branch management and most recently commercial lending.
Stick a Forcht in Hunger Returns as Inflation Squeezes Families
Forcht Bank’s annual charitable food drive, “Stick a Forcht in Hunger” returns for its sixth year to help struggling food banks keep up with growing demand around the holidays. This decision comes as data continues to show a continued increase in groceries and other consumer staples.
Veteran Commercial Lender Joins Forcht Bank In Cincinnati
Forcht Bank is pleased to announce Michael Schablein has joined the Cincinnati Market Team as Senior Vice President. Michael brings over 33 years of experience in the banking and finance industry with extensive expertise in commercial property acquisition, refinancing, and construction lending. In his role, Michael will work with business banking and commercial real estate customers to provide growth support through commercial loan opportunities.
Forcht Bank Opens Downtown Lexington Location
Forcht Bank unveils new 1200 square foot office located across from Rupp Arena that offers access to business banking experts, an OnDemand Video Banking Teller, and causal café seating with access to WIFI.
Forcht Bank Community Impact Scholarship Given to Three Local Students
Forcht Bank has awarded three graduating high school seniors with the Community Impact Scholarship in its’ inaugural year.
Forcht Bank Wins Prestigious Banking Technology Award
Forcht Bank has been recognized by Celent as a winner of a Model Risk Manager award for Legacy and Ecosystem Transformation in 2022. Celent is a global research and advisory firm for the financial services industry.
Carol Raskin Joins Forcht Bank as Director of Training
Carol Raskin joins Forcht Bank as new Director of Training with more than 25 years of experience in the training industry. Carol will oversee the planning, design, and implementation of the Bank's training program.
John Austin Joins Forcht Bank as Richmond Market President
Forcht Bank welcomes the addition of John Austin as Richmond Market President. Mr. Austin brings over 30 years of experience in the banking industry and will support small business growth and lead our Retail Banking Team in Madison County.
Forcht Bank Donates to Local Food Banks to Help Stick a “Forcht” in Hunger
In it's fifth year, Stick a Forcht in Hunger collected over 22,900 nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. In addition to the food items collected, Forcht Bank will be donating $5,000 to local food banks.
Federal Student Loan Deferment is Ending - How to Prepare
The U.S. Department of Education issued a nationwide pause on federal student loans during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide financial relief. This deferment period is set to end May 1st, 2022. Here's how to plan and prepare to resume federal student loan payments.
Best Bank in Kentucky - Forbes Magazine
Forcht Bank has recently been named the 2021 Best Bank in Kentucky by Forbes Magazine's Best-In-State Banks list.
Forcht Bank partners with food banks to fight hunger in local communities
Forcht Bank has kicked off it's fifth annual food drive to combat food insecurity in it's local communities across Kentucky and Ohio...
Bank President Appointed to Cincinnati Branch of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Tucker Ballinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Forcht Bank, has been appointed as a director for the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Changes Affecting Your Mail
Effective October 1st, 2021, the United States Postal Service has announced service for First Class Mail could take longer to land in your mailbox. This means you could be waiting up to 5 days for deliveries such as bills, accounts statements, and more.
Forcht Bank Adds New Board Member
Forcht Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Donnie Grimes to the Forcht Bank Board of Directors. Dr. Grimes is the Chief...
Forcht Bank Administrator Elected to Fiserv Advisory Board
Douglas Wise, Forcht Bank Bank Systems Administrator was recently elected to serve on the Fiserv Advisory Board for Mortgage Director. Wise will help shape...
Forcht Bank and Union College Announce Corporate Partnership
Forcht Bank is proud to announce its partnership with the Division of Online and Graduate Studies at Union College, which will create an increased awareness of the educational...
Forcht Bank CEO Reappointed To Federal Reserve Board
Tucker Ballinger, Forcht Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, was re-appointed a director of the Cincinnati Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland...
Forcht Bank Completes Acquisition of Ohio-Based Watch Hill Bank
After receiving regulatory and shareholder approval, Forcht Bancorp, Inc. has completed the purchase of Watch Hill Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio, by acquiring all the outstanding shares...
Forcht Bank Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Ohio-Based Watch Hill Bank
Forcht Bancorp, Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Watch Hill Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio, by acquiring all the outstanding shares of MW Bancorp, Inc. (Ticker: MWBC), the holding company for Watch Hill Bank
Forcht Bank Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Watch Hill Bank
Forcht Bancorp, Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Watch Hill Bank in Cincinnati, OH, by acquiring all the outstanding shares of the MW Bancorp, Inc...
Forcht Bank Five Time Best Places To Work In Kentucky Winner
Forcht Bank was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the 5th consecutive year. The bank was ranked number...
Forcht Bank Food Drive Collects 48,461 Items
Forcht Bank's third year of the "Stick a Forcht In Hunger" food drive collected a record number of non-perishable food items for local food banks...
Forcht Bank Joins Energy Efficiency Initiative for Manufactured Housing
Forcht Bank has joined the SmartMH KY Alliance, a partnership of the manufactured housing industry, lenders, retailers, utilities, nonprofits and public stakeholders committed to increasing access to...
Forcht Bank Kicks Off 3rd Annual "Stick a Forcht In Hunger"
After two successful years of collecting non-perishable food items to donate to food banks throughout its community markets, Forcht Bank is committing to a third year of “Stick a Forcht In Hunger.”...
Forcht Bank named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky
Forcht Bank has been named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky in the medium-sized employer category ( 150-499 employees) by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM).
Forcht Bank named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Kentucky
Forcht Bank has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Kentucky in the medium-sized employer category (those employing 150-499 employees) by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce...
Forcht Bank Names New Somerset Market President
Martin Cranfill has joined Forcht Bank as Somerset Market President.
Forcht Bank Partners with Department of Homeland Security
Forcht Bank has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to participate in the CART (Cyber Apex Review Team) program. The mission of this DHS program is to...
Forcht Bank Seven Time Best Places to Work in Kentucky Winner
Forcht Bank was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the 7th consecutive year. The bank was ranked 20th in the medium sized company category, which is defined as companies with 150-499 employees.
Forcht Bank to Host Food Drive for Holidays
Help Forcht Bank "Stick a Forcht in Hunger" this holiday season by donating canned and non-perishable food items at any Forcht Bank location between November 7th and December 20th.
Forcht Bank Welcomes New Richmond Market President
Forcht Bank is proud to welcome Jeremy Brown as the Richmond Market President. Mr. Brown has a wealth of banking experience in commercial and consumer lending...
Forcht Bank will "Stick a Forcht in Hunger" Again
Forcht Bank will "Stick a Forcht in Hunger" again this year, with a food drive beginning now through December 20th, 2017 to help local families in need this holiday season.
Forcht Bank Works to "Stick a Forcht in Hunger"
On November 8th, Forcht Bank will begin its annual "Stick a Forcht in Hunger" food drive. This is the fourth year the bank has held the food drive to collect non-perishable food items for local food banks...
Gov. Bevin Appoints Brunson to Housing Board
On Friday, April 29, 2016, Governor Matt Bevin appointed Steve Brunson to the Kentucky Housing Corporation Board of Directors.
Help Support Rebuild the Rabbit Hash General Store
Forcht Bank has announced that they will be matching donations made to the Rabbit Hash General Store at their location in Burlington to help efforts in rebuilding the historical site.
Hilton Joins Forcht Bank
Forcht Bank welcomes the addition of Karen Hilton as Commercial Banking Officer in the Cincinnati Market. Ms. Hilton has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry with extensive expertise in Commercial Lending.
Hot Results for the Forcht Bank "Warm Hearts" Clothing Drive
The 3rd annual "Warm Hearts" winter clothing drive was a success this year.
Important Changes To Banking Alerts
We have recently upgraded our alerts to offer bank customers 75+ customized alerts to stay on top of their banking.
Justin Badeau Named to Forcht Bank Board of Directors
Forcht Bank CFO Justin Badeau has been named to the bank's Board of Directors. Mr. Badeau has been with Forcht Bank since 2002, and...
Larry Forester Joins Forcht Bank
Forcht Bank is pleased to announce that Larry Forester has joined the bank as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer in Lexington, KY...
Noftsger Promoted to Executive Vice President
Michael Noftsger has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Bank Administration.
Walter Receives "Pillar Award" for Community Service
Joe Walter, Banking Officer at Forcht Bank, was presented the 2016 Medical Mutual Pillar Award of Community Service on January 14, 2016 at the Ohio Valley Goodwill's 100th year of service celebration.