The Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation recently announced its annual essay scholarship contest and First Farmers State Bank is pleased to promote this opportunity. The contest increases awareness of locally owned community banks and the contributions to their communities. Any high school senior who intends to pursue higher education is encouraged to apply.
The packet PDF includes contest rules and essay criteria and our sponsor contact info. Be sure to read through the rules carefully
Good changes are coming for users of First Farmers State Bank's Visa credit card!
If you are an existing user* of a First Farmers State Bank credit card (issued through Fifth Third Bank), we want to let you know that First Farmers is now partnering with TCM Bank N.A. This impacts credit cards only---debit cards are unaffected by this change. Over the next several weeks, we will transition your existing card to TCM Bank. There is nothing you need to do until you receive your new card in November, and you can continue using your existing
Equifax Security Breach
You have surely heard about the Equifax security breach that recently became big news (but actually occurred in July).
What you should KNOW?
- 143 million Americans had their Social Security number, birth date, address, and driver’s license number stolen from Equifax. This information can be used to open a new line of credit using your identity.
- Equifax and the other credit bureaus provide your personal data to your lender when you apply for a loan. Your lender may also provide data about your payment activities to the credit
Just a quick reminder that First Farmers State Bank will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen with normal banking hours on Tuesday, September 5. Although our buildings are closed, remember...
online and mobile banking are available!
If you haven't gone mobile yet, download the FREE* First Farmers Mobile Banking app for your Android or Apple mobile device! It's available at Google Play and the iTunes Store.* Connectivity and data usage rates may apply. Contact your wireless service provider for more details.
This year's Minier Corn Daze was a little extra special as it also celebrated Minier's Sesquicentennial!
Numerous weekend activities were planned for August 5-6, including Fire Department water fights, a community softball tournament, 5K race/1-mile Family Fun Run, tractor pull, vendor booths, performers in the park, free sweet corn, other great festival food and more.
For many years, First Farmers employees from the Minier branch have volunteered in the bank booth, handing out freebies, greeting visitors and taking entries for a prize
Just a friendly reminder!
If you have not yet paid the second installment of property taxes, they are due soon!
Payments will be accepted for both McLean and Tazewell Counties until the close of business on Friday, September 1 at all three First Farmers State Bank branches. We cannot accept payments after that time.
If you have a question or dispute regarding your tax bill, you will need to contact your county treasurer directly:
McLean County Treasurer
Rebecca C. McNeil
115 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Tazewell County Treasurer
11 S. Fourth St., Suite 308
Pekin, IL 61554
Maintenance to our online banking platform is scheduled to take place from 11:01pm CST on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, through 5:00am CST on Thursday, August 10, 2017.
During this timeframe, Online Banking®, Business Online and Mobile Banking may be unavailable.
After the upgrade, you may be prompted to answer one of your security questions.
Please contact us if you have questions.
We are looking to add a new member to the First Farmers family...
maybe it's YOU!
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
It sneaks up on us every year...
Property taxes are due, and you can make your payment for McLean or Tazewell Counties at any First Farmers banking location.
The first installment is due Thursday, June 1, and we can accept payments through that date. We cannot accept any payment after this date, and it must be paid directly to the treasurer's office for the respective county (see your tax bill for mailing information).
If you would like to pay both installments now, we will gladly accept the total and remit to the applicable county.
If you have
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