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$7,500 Mortgage Grants Available

First Bank & Trust has $7,500 mortgage grants available to assist with down payments and closing costs on the purchase of your next home. Eligibility requirements apply.

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Presidents’ Day Hours

In observance of Presidents’ Day, some of our bank locations will be closed on Monday, February 20. Read more for full list of hours by location.

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Business Customers Beware of W-2 Scam

The IRS has once again issued a warning regarding an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.

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Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays! Most bank locations will be closed Saturday, December 24 with the exception of Brookings, Pipestone and Milbank (closing at noon.) All of our bank locations will be closed Monday, December 26. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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Finance Friday: Handling Holiday Gift Cards

It’s that time of year when your wallet may bulk up with plastic – plastic gift cards that is. With the majority of adults planning to purchase at least one gift card this season, you are bound to find one with your name on it under the tree.

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New ‘Nasty’ Ransomware

A new type of ransomware has been discovered and it’s particularly devious. The software turns ransomware victims into attackers by offering a pyramid scheme-style discount.

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Veteran’s Day Hours

In observance of Veteran’s Day, most of our bank locations will be closed on Friday, November 11. Our Brookings Hy-Vee and WalMart locations will be open during normal operating hours.

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Kids-N-Coins Carnival 2016

Our 9th annual free Kids-N-Coins Club Carnival will be held on Saturday, September 24 from noon-2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Brookings Main Branch.

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Free Document Shredding Day

Shredding personal documents that you no longer need helps to keep your private information safe. Drop off your documents to be shredded at our free shredding days on September 19 and 22.

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Top 10 Things to do with our Mobile App

If you like Online Banking, why not trying our Mobile Banking App? Check out the top 10 things you can do with our mobile app. And - as a bonus, get a free splashproof phone bag when you show one of our employees that you use our app.

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April Fools’ Day Scams Are No Joke

Many people enjoy playing pranks on April Fools’ Day. In recent years, businesses have started to join in the fun. In 2015, Amazon revamped their site to look like the classic 1999 version and Google went over the top with several jokes, including turning its Maps tool to Pac-Man. While these antics are harmless and fun, there are fraudsters who will try to use April 1st to their advantage. A wrong click could leave you vulnerable to phishing scams or identity theft.

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Finance Friday: Avoid Excessive Student Loan Debt

With the cost of higher education sky-rocketing, it may seem that student loan debt is unavoidable for someone wanting a college education. With a little planning and effort though, you can minimize the amount of debt you need to take on.

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Kids-N-Coins Club Carnival

Our 8th annual free Kids-N-Coins Club Carnival will be held on Saturday, September 19 from noon-2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Brookings Main Branch.

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Free Document Shredding

Shredding personal documents that you no longer need helps to keep your private information safe. Drop off your documents to be shredded at our free shredding days on September 15 and 16.

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Choosing the Right Insurance to Protect Your Business

Business owners invest more than just cash in their companies. It takes time, sweat and lots of heart to maintain a company. Without proper insurance, though, unforeseen challenges could easily disrupt all you’ve worked so hard to build. Here’s what you need to know about business coverage, and which types of insurance might be right for you.

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Finance Friday: Live Within Your Means

In our new Finance Friday series, we share principals you can use to manage your personal finances. The first Finance Friday tip looks at how you measure if you are living within your means.

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