Effective June 1, 2016, First Farmers is working with Main Street Checks to provide printed checks for our checking account customers.
If you currently have checks from our previous vendor (Harland Clarke) and are getting ready to reorder, please call us at (800)441-BANK and ask to speak to a Personal Banker. We have new catalogs with various styles to choose from. If you like your existing Harland Clarke style and want to order the same style or something similar from Main Street, we will work to find the style that most closely resembles what you now have.
How to Repair My Credit and Improve My FICO Scores
It's important to note that repairing bad credit is a bit like losing weight: it takes time and there is no quick way to fix a credit score. In fact, out of all of the ways to improve a credit score, quick-fix efforts are the most likely to backfire, so beware of any advice that claims to improve your credit score fast.
Amazing how fast this comes around every year...
All three First Farmers State Bank locations accept real estate tax payments for both McLean and Tazewell Counties and installment #1 is due soon. Both counties require the first installment payments to be made no later than Wednesday, June 1. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late payments.
Payments can be made inside the bank and via the drive-up during regular bank hours or in our night depositories.
If you’re looking for a unique gift that will last, consider a 2016 Silver Eagle Coin! The 2016 Uncirculated Silver American Eagle Dollars contain one troy ounce of .999 fine silver and are the largest and heaviest silver dollars minted. It makes a wonderful gift for a birthday, graduation or any special occasion—or a collectible for yourself!
The Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986, and a new edition has been minted every year since.
The 2016 Silver Eagle comes encapsulated in a clear, virtually air-tight plastic case for $31.95*.
New year, new outlook
Get ready for the 2016 crop season, and join us for one of our two remaining Ag Outlook Meetings!
Representatives from Diversified Crop Insurance Services will be featured speakers at each event and share their thoughts on the upcoming crop season.
Sign up for the event nearest you!
Harvest Cafe, 317 Locust St., Delavan
Get a look at the new
First Farmers State Bank EMV cards!
We recently began reissuing consumer and business EMV debit cards, and all current First Farmers debit cardholders will receive them over the next several months. Customers who apply for a card on an existing or new account will receive their EMV card within several days of application. These cards will feature the new EMV technology AND they will have a new look!
Left: new debit card for CONSUMER accounts
Right: new debit card for BUSINESS accounts
How EMV Chip Cards Work
New technology is coming
We are looking to add a new member to the First Farmers family!
First Farmers State Bank is looking for a reliable, professional and friendly individual to fill our Part-time Teller position at our Bloomington branch location.
- Assisting customers with transactions/safe deposit box entry
- Answering phones, customers inquiries/concerns
- Running and balancing all proof work, balancing the Branch
- Opening or closing the Branch location
- Others as required by Supervisor
- Represent First Farmers in a positive, pleasant and
The Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation recently announced its annual essay-writing scholarship contest. First Farmers State Bank is pleased to promote this opportunity. The contest increases awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to their communities. Any high school senior who intends to pursue higher education is encouraged to apply.
To apply, download one of the information packets below. Select the packet for the First Farmers branch where you will drop off or mail your completed essay and application form (the
Attention all ag producers!
Mark your calendars today for one of First Farmers Annual Ag Outlook Meetings...
February 5, 2016 at Avanti's Restaurant, Bloomington
February 12, 2016 at Harvest Cafe, Delavan
February 19, 2016 at St. John United Church of Christ, Minier
More details will be available in the next few weeks.
If you are going to be attending the Greater Peoria Farm Show December 1-3, we invite you to stop by and see us!
First Farmers booth will be located in the Exhibit Hall of the Peoria Civic Center (booth #741), and our ag specialists Matt Allen, Joe Conroy and Brian Davis would love for you to stop and visit. While you're there, be sure to register* to win our grand prize... basketball tickets to see Illinois State play Bradley at Redbird Arena!
*You must register in person at the First Farmers booth at the Peoria Farm Show to be eligible to win.