Monthly Archives: March 2017

Shar Weltikol Awarded Odin Award

Shar Weltikol Awarded Odin Award

We are excited to announce that Shar Weltikol, of our Bismarck location, has been awarded the 2016 Odin Award, from First International Bank & Trust.

Shar was nominated by her fellow colleagues for her commitment to excellence and willingness to go the extra mile. Shar has chosen Trinity Luthern Church for her $5,000 charitable donation.

The Odin Award is an employee award that gives recognition each year to the person who has consistently demonstrated the Bank’s mission, vision and values. Employees are nominated by their fellow coworkers.


Thoughts from Shar:

What does winning the Odin Award mean to you?
I have the utmost respect for the family and values on which First International Bank & Trust was founded. To be a recipient of an award that depicts that level of integrity is truly an honor.

What charity did you choose to donate to, and why?
I chose to donate to my church, Trinity Lutheran, in hopes to touch multiple causes and benefit as many people as possible.

What is your favorite part of working at FIB&T?
My favorite part of working at FIB&T is the people – both the customers and co-workers. The family atmosphere within the organization enriches relationships between co-workers and focuses on what I love to do most; helping people.



Shar Weltikol has worked at First International Bank & Trust for 20 years, beginning in Watford City and is now located at the Bismarck office. She is a graduate of the Dakota School of Banking and is currently AVP/Business eServices.

Shar was in EMS for 20 years, volunteering as an EMT-I and currently spends time volunteering at her church.

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Introducing The Mobile Wallet

Introducing The Mobile Wallet

What is a mobile wallet?

It’s a new way to pay! A mobile wallet is a way to carry your debit or credit card in a digital format on your mobile device. Instead of using your physical plastic card to make purchases, you can pay with your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch.

Why use a mobile wallet?

Mobile wallets offer the convenience of making quick purchases in mobile apps, as there is no need to enter your card information since it is already stored within the mobile wallet. Purchasing in-store is also easier – it’s fast and all you need to do is hold up your device to pay. Lastly, many wallets and cards offer rewards and discounts if you pay using your mobile wallet.

How do mobile wallets work?

  1. Check to see if the mobile wallet app is pre-downloaded on your mobile device. If not, download the mobile wallet app.
  2. Add your debit or credit card information to the mobile wallet.
  3. When you check out at participating merchants, access the mobile wallet and choose your card.

Are mobile wallets secure?

Yes! Mobile wallets utilize a virtual account number so that your card details stay safe. Your mobile device sends a unique, one-time passcode to the merchant’s terminal that doesn’t contain actual card information, like your name or card number.

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