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Understanding Your Home Loan Options in West Central IL

When it comes to mortgage loans, today’s first-time homebuyers have more options than ever. More choices can be a good thing, but they also may be overwhelming. If you’re wondering, what mortgage loan is best for me in West Central IL, this article will help you understand your options so you can find the best home loan for you!

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Employees Share Their Memories - Celebrating 75 Years

Today is the day! We're proudly celebrating our 75th #anniversary. This is milestone is made possible by our rich history of wonderful customers, strong leadership, and most of all, dedicated employees. Our team celebrated with treats today and shared some of their favorite memories! Check out the memories below!

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Q&A with Allen W. Shafer - Celebrating 75 Years

As we continue to celebrate 75 years of business, Allen W. Shafer, our current President and CEO, takes a few minutes to reflect on his time with First Bankers Trust and what the future looks like for us!

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The Top 2 Cyber Security Tips You NEED to Know

October is cyber security month and First Bankers Trust is committed to keeping our customers’ accounts and information safe and secure. Security attacks are at an all-time high and while there are countless ways to keep yourself safe, there are two security tips that stand out above all others. Here is what you need to know.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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