Secure LifeStyles Club
Are you age 50 or older, and looking for extra benefits from your bank? If you answered yes, then Bankers Trust’s Secure LifeStyles Club is for you!
We created the Secure LifeStyles Club to provide financial benefits and exclusive opportunities to our senior customers. SLC members may receive checking and savings accounts tailored to their place in life, as well as entertainment opportunities organized just for them. Members tell us they also appreciate the educational seminars and workshops designed toward their interests and needs.
What Does it Take to be an SLC Member?
To qualify, members must:
- Be age 50 or older
- Have a checking account with Bankers Trust
- Maintain an average monthly balance of at least $20,000 in any combination of Bankers Trust accounts, including checking, savings, CD and IRA accounts. A deposit relationship with our trust and investment areas also qualifies.
To become an SLC member, visit any Bankers Trust location.
- Secure LifeStyles Checking** Account
- Secure LifeStyles Savings** Account
- No annual charge on Check Advantage Visa® debit card
- Penalty-free withdrawals in the event of medical emergencies on CD***
- Reduced annual rent on safety deposit boxes****
- Free cashier’s checks
- Free notary services and Medallion Signature Guarantee Service
- No charge for check imaging
- Seminars, travel opportunities and events
- Quarterly newsletter
- And more!
Refer a Friend to Join SLC!
If you enjoy being a Bankers Trust SLC member, your friends may enjoy them too! SLC members are eligible to receive a double referral bonus when you refer a friend to join SLC. Click the button below to learn more.
SLC Seminars and Special Events
Enjoy financial seminars and special events as part of your SLC membership! Seminars led by Bankers Trust’s experts and experts in the community are educational and informative on a broad range of topics. When we have upcoming events, you can find details and registration on this page.
Bankers Trust Shred Days
Specific Fridays in September, October and November
Back by popular demand, Bankers Trust is offering free shred services this fall. All customers are encouraged to visit one of the locations noted below to drop off your personal documents, and you don’t even have to get out of the car. A specialist with the shredding company will take the items from your car and add them to the shred machine. Items that you shred should include any documents that contain your personal information, including name, address, phone number, credit card number (or a part of the whole number), signatures, Social Security number and account number.
TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each location
9/16 Ankeny branch – 1925 N. Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny
9/30 South branch – 655 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines
10/7 Windsor Heights branch – 7000 University Avenue, Windsor Heights
10/21 North branch – 3905 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines
11/4 Clive branch – 11111 University Avenue, Clive
No reservations required.
Annual Security Seminar
Wednesday, October 5
Christi McWilliams, AVP, Bank Security & BCP Officer/Supervisor, and her colleague Edin Hadzic, AVP, BSA/AML Compliance & Information Security Officer, will cover some of the most pressing security topics that are affecting senior citizens at this time. They will cover: phone spoofing, identity theft, imposter fraud such as IRS scams, romance scams, grandkid scams and tech scams, what to do if you become a victim and available resources, and basic security hygiene.
Light appetizers will be provided by Gateway Market. After the presentation, attendees are invited to tour the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Click here to register by September 23.
In-person attendance is limited to the first 50 people to register with this preference indicated. Remaining registered participants will be able to attend live via webinar. You will receive a follow-up email two days prior to the event with the webinar and call-in information.*
TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines
In-person and online
*To ensure you are ready to participate, please start the log-in process five to 10 minutes prior to the start time.
You’re Invited to the SLC Customer Appreciation Dinner | Celebrating Community Difference Makers – You!
Friday, October 28
Bankers Trust is committed to making a difference every day for our customers and the communities we serve. We believe SLC members are Difference Makers, too!
Join us at the Secure LifeStyles Club Exclusive Annual Appreciation Dinner. We are thrilled to meet in person this year!
Masks are not required. Prairie Meadows no longer offers valet parking.
Click here to register by Oct. 14.
DATE: Friday, October 28
TIME: 5 – 9 p.m.
5 p.m. Doors open, hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour.
6 p.m. Remarks from Emily Abbas, SVP, Chief Consumer Banking and Marketing Officer and Don Coffin, CEO and President.
Dinner to follow.
LOCATION: Prairie Meadows Conference Center, 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona
COST: Free for SLC members and $50 for guests
HOTEL: Discounted hotel reservations are available using code BNKERTRUSTHOL by Sept. 30. Please contact Prairie Meadows for room rates and other details.
Please consider being a Difference Maker by donating paper products, personal care items or non-perishable food items for the less fortunate. Refer to printed invitation for more information.
Watch Webinar About Inflation by Jason Egge, VP, BTC Financial Services
Inflation continues in 2022 after being a top concern in 2021. Jason Egge, VP, BTC Financial Services, discusses the current data on inflation and provides ideas for investors to navigate potential inflation concerns. If you were unable to attend the virtual event, you can watch the presentation here.
Watch Recent Webinars About Using Social Media and Mobile Banking/Payment Apps
Bankers Trust’s AVP, Corporate Communications Officer Abby Delaney and AVP, Consumer Digital Product Manager Maureen Seip recently presented a discussion about navigating social media platforms and mobile banking and payment apps. If you were unable to attend the virtual event, you can watch the presentation here.
Watch Webinar About the Lustron Houses in DSM
Lustron homes are as unique in appearance as how they are built. Architect Steve Stimmel recently provided an overview of the history of the short-lived Lustron Corporation, the character defining features of the all-metal houses in Des Moines and Windsor Heights. If you were unable to attend the virtual event, you can watch the presentation here.
Watch Webinar About Human Trafficking Statistics from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Midwest
Did you know that the number of identified human trafficking victims is on the rise in Iowa and that half of those reported to the Human Trafficking Hotline of Iowa are minors? Also, one out of three teenagers on the streets, as well as runaways, are approached for commercial sexual exploitation within 48 hours. In Iowa, the Attorney General’s Office states the experience in Iowa is closer to 36 hours. And one study suggests that 74 percent of victims of human trafficking said they were in the foster care system. Bankers Trust welcomed Teresa Davidson, co-founder of Chains Interrupted to share her experiences of human trafficking in our communities and how to combat the issue. If you were unable to attend the virtual event, you can watch the presentation here.
**Only one Interest Checking account and one Secure LifeStyles Savings account at the Secure LifeStyles Club pricing per member.
***Federal law requires a penalty of seven days simple interest be paid on amounts withdrawn within the first six days after a deposit or partial deposit.
****The contents of your safe deposit box are not insured against loss by the bank or the FDIC.