BOZEMAN, MT – First Interstate Bank and Montana State University’s Athletic Department announce the launch of Bobcat Banking, a special membership program exclusively available at First Interstate Bank.

Bobcat Banking lets customers keep their current First Interstate Bank checking account, but upgrade their debit card and checks to exclusive designs featuring the famous Bobcat logo. In addition, Bobcat Banking members receive a number of benefits, including discounts and special rates on bank products.

“Across the entire state of Montana–especially here in Bozeman—Montana State University is a source of pride, specifically when it comes to Bobcat athletics,” explained Scott Levandowski, Bozeman Market President for First Interstate Bank. “Supporting our communities is a top priority for us here at First Interstate,” he continued. “So it made perfect sense to partner with MSU to create something that builds on that Bobcat pride and sense of community.”

photo“First Interstate Bank has been a long-time supporter of Montana State University and our athletic programs,” said Peter Fields, Director of Athletics at MSU. “We are excited to have them as the exclusive provider of Bobcat Banking—the ideal way for true-blue Bobcat fans to let their colors shine and showcase their Bobcat pride.”

With an annual fee of $15, Bobcat Banking members receive the following benefits:
• $5.00 discount on each Bobcat Banking check order (through First Interstate)
• Mortgage Loan origination fee discount of $250.00
• Consumer Auto Loan fee discount of $25.00
• CD Bonus of .05% on any term (can be used in conjunction with other account bonuses)
• 1,500 bonus FirstRewards points† upon approval of a FirstRewards World MasterCard® within the first 30 days of joining Bobcat Banking. If customers are already a FirstRewards cardholder, 1,500 bonus FirstRewards points will be credited to their account upon enrollment in Bobcat Banking.
• 10% discount at all Universal Athletic locations with special promotional discounts throughout the year, including a game-day discount of 25% discount on Bobcat apparel (Montana stores only). Customers must simply show and use their Bobcat Banking Debit Card or checks to receive this discount.
• Free ticket giveaways to MSU Bobcat football and basketball games
• Free tail gate parties, hosted by First Interstate Bank
• Exclusive field access
• Invitations to other special gatherings and promotions, exclusively for Bobcat Banking members

To sign up for Bobcat Banking, simply visit any First Interstate Bank branch location. To learn more about Bobcat Banking, visit The MSU-First Interstate Bank partnership is overseen by Bobcat Sports Properties, Montana State Athletics’ multimedia rights partner and Learfield Sports’ local entity representing the Bobcats. Learfield manages the multimedia rights for 99 collegiate properties across the country.

First Interstate Bank is a $7.7 billion community banking organization operating 74 banking offices, along with online and mobile banking services, throughout Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. A recognized leader in community banking services, First Interstate is driven by strong family and corporate values, as well as a commitment to exemplary customer service, exceeding customer expectations through its products and services and supporting, with leadership and resources, the communities it serves. For more information, visit