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Guide to Making the Most Out of Low Mortgage Interest Rates in West Central Illinois

Posted on 10/21/2021 by Brian Anderson

Have you been on the sidelines watching as friends and family refinance into ultra-low interest rates or turn their equity into affordable financing? If you’ve been wondering what to do when mortgage interest rates are low, this article is for you! We’ll walk you through three different ways to take advantage of the recent rock-bottom rates before they start to rise again. With tips for each scenario, you’ll learn how you could potentially benefit from refinancing, opening a HELOC, or buying a second home.

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Q&A with Don Gnuse - Celebrating 75 Years

Posted on 10/14/2021 by Kyle Beckman

Don Gnuse has been an integral part of First Bankers Trust for over 50 years and were lucky enough to get to talk with him about his time here. Take a look at what our former President and CEO had to say as we continue to celebrate 75 years of business!

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How to Choose a Mortgage Lender in West Central Illinois

Posted on 9/23/2021 by Kyle Beckman

Looking to buy your first or next home in West Central Illinois? Choosing a mortgage lender can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. We created this guide to help you understand the process of choosing a mortgage lender so the homebuying process overall will be less stressful. From home mortgage options to local mortgage lenders and the mortgage questions to ask, keep reading for everything you need to know!

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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 Kyle Beckman

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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