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Welcome To Horicon Bank

Welcome to Horicon Bank!

Welcome to the Horicon Bank family. We work hard to make the lives of our customers better and more secure, and we look forward to doing that for you. On July 1, Horicon Bank and Markesan State Bank officially joined forces under the ownership of Sword Financial Corporation to offer an expanded portfolio of financial products and services, with over 200 associates and 19 locations. 

As we transition your account(s) to Horicon Bank, we will be with you every step of the way, keeping you informed of the pending banking changes. Markesan State Bank will continue to operate as “Markesan State Bank” under the ownership of Sword Financial Corporation, the holding company for Horicon Bank, until October 2019. You may begin to notice a few new faces of Horicon Bank personnel in our branches preparing us for the fall transition. In the weeks leading up to October, you will receive more information about Horicon Bank and your accounts. Until then, it’s “business as usual” at Markesan State Bank.  No action is required by you at this time


Customer Communication

October 1, 2019: Pre-Merger Reminders Letter

September 3, 2019: Welcome Packet - Personal Accounts

September 3, 2019: Welcome Packet - Business Accounts

August 16, 2019: Welcome Letter and Readiness Checklist

July 2019: Joint Communication to MSB Customers

June 28, 2019: Merger Closing Press Release

February 25, 2019: Merger Announcement


Questions and Answers

Take a look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions for more specific account related answers. You'll find helpful information including:

Can I continue using my Markesan State Bank checks?

Since your checking account number will remain the same after the October conversion, you may continue using your Markesan State Bank checks. There is no need to order new checks until your supply is low. Check orders placed in October and going forward will receive Horicon Bank checks.

Will my direct deposit continue to work after the October conversion?

Markesan State Bank deposit account numbers will remain the same after the October conversion; therefore, direct deposits should continue to credit to your account. More account specific details will be a part of the Horicon Bank Welcome Packet. It will be important to keep an eye on your mail for more information.

I have a Markesan State Bank debit card; will that continue to work in October?

No action is needed at this time; continue using your Markesan State Bank debit card as usual. Horicon Bank will reissue debit cards for the October conversion. There should be little to no disruption of service when switching. Watch for more information closer to October.  You will be supplied a new Horicon Bank debit card and instructions on when and how to activate it.


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