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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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2021 Economic Impact FAQ

Posted on 3/12/2021 by Kyle Beckman

Millions of Americans will be receiving another stimulus check from the federal government as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan to help with economic difficulties caused by the pandemic. We know many consumers will have questions. How much will they get? When will the payment arrive? How do they get the money into their account?

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Happy Retirement, Judy Fairchild

Posted on 2/9/2021 by Kyle Beckman

Please join us in extending best wishes to Judy Fairchild, who is retiring from First Bankers Trust Company.

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Tips for Data Privacy Day

Posted on 1/26/2021 by Kyle Beckman

Did you know that 71% of all data breaches are financially motivated? (source: Fortunly)

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Branch Reopening Update

Posted on 1/19/2021 by Kyle Beckman

As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 cases in our area and the impact that it has on our customers, we are reopening our branch lobbies at the start of business on Monday, January 25.

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