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Q&A with Art Greenbank - Celebrating 75 Years

Posted on 9/16/2021 by Kyle Beckman

As we continue to celebrate 75 years of business, we are excited to sit down with Art Greenbank to reflect on his time with First Bankers Trust. Art currently serves on our Board of Directors and is a former President & CEO of First Bankers Trust. Hear what Art has to say below!

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First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide for Quincy, IL

Posted on 8/2/2021 by Brian Anderson

Are you ready to start your first-time homebuyer journey in Central Illinois? Figuring out how much house you can afford and what you need to do to buy a home can be daunting. We’re here to help with a comprehensive guide for buying a home in Quincy. From learning about the costs associated with buying your first home, to applying for a mortgage loan, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know.

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James Whitaker Named Senior Vice President of Business Development

Posted on 7/28/2021 by Kyle Beckman

On July 19, 2021, First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. (First Bankers), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. (the “Company”), named James Whitaker as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development.

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First Bankers Trust Announces Consolidation of Macomb Branches

Posted on 7/8/2021 by Kyle Beckman

First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. (First Bankers) announced today that the ‘Macomb East’ branch located at 1630 E. Jackson St. in Macomb will not reopen and will be consolidated with the ‘Macomb Main’ branch. All accounts and services currently maintained and employees working at this branch will be transferred to the primary ‘Macomb Main’ branch at 440 N. Lafayette St.

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Guide to Refinancing Your Home in Central Illinois

Posted on 6/24/2021 by Brian Anderson

Have you been following the news of rising home values and historically low interest rates and wondering if you should refinance? First Bankers Trust is here to help you decide if refinancing is right for you with this ultimate guide. Learn what mortgage refinancing is, how it works, the pros and cons, and more!

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Joe Davis Selected as New CCO

Posted on 6/3/2021 by Kyle Beckman

On June 3, 2021, First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. (the “Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc., announced the appointment of Joe Davis as Chief Credit Officer (CCO) effective on or about July 6, 2021.

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Mask Requirement Update

Posted on 5/20/2021 by Kyle Beckman

As we continue to follow local, state and CDC guidance, we are no longer requiring masks at our branches for vaccinated customers and employees.

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First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. Selects Seth Runkle as New CFO

Posted on 4/22/2021 by Kyle Beckman

On April 22, 2021, First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Seth Runkle as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective on or about June 1, 2021. Mr. Runkle will also serve as the Chief Financial Officer for First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Tom Frese, the current bank Chief Financial Officer, as planned, will step down as CFO, but continue with the bank until his retirement at the end of 2021.

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First Bankers Trust Company N.A. Adds New Loan Production Office in O’Fallon, Illinois.

Posted on 4/19/2021 by Kyle Beckman

Quincy, IL – April 19, 2021 – First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. (First Bankers), West-Central Illinois’ leading community bank, is pleased to announce the opening of its loan production office (LPO) in O’Fallon, Illinois.

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First Bankers Trustshares, Inc Announces Stock Repurchase Program

Posted on 3/16/2021 by Kyle Beckman

QUINCY, Illinois, March 15, 2021 – First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. (OTCBB: FBTT), (“First Bankers”, “we”, “us”, “our”), the Quincy-based holding company of First Bankers Trust Company, N.A., announced today that its board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $4,000,000.00 dollars of First Bankers’ common stock, par value $1.00 per share, from time to time until December 31, 2021.

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