Trust Services

Custody Services

First Bank & Trust's custody services are an excellent way of directing your own investments, while maintaining thorough and accurate record-keeping control. We will collect matured or called bonds, sell or exercise stock rights on your behalf, and take care of all routine investment duties. We collect and remit income monthly or quarterly, provide you with complete statements of all transactions, and provide you with a complete tax ledger at year-end for ease of filing your tax return.


Personal Trust Services

When you establish a trust, you are transferring assets to a trustee of your designation who will manage them during your lifetime and for the benefit of your beneficiaries thereafter. We provide absolute objectivity and the foresight necessary to ensure your needs and those of your beneficiaries are properly addressed. We provide trust administration services for the following types of trusts:

  • Revocable (Living) Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Dynasty Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • "Change of Situs" Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Conservatorships
  • Testamentary Trusts

Special Asset Management Services

Comprehensive management services for complex assets including:

  • Real Estate Assets
  • Closely Held Assets
  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Rights
  • Loan Assets

Estate Settlement Services

Appointing First Bank & Trust as executor or personal representative assures that your instructions will be carried out and your beneficiaries will receive expert personal attention throughout the administration of your estate. We take on the responsibility of settling an estate, including:

  • Collecting and valuing assets
  • Paying debts, expenses and taxes
  • Preparing the estate tax return
  • Account administration
  • Claims processing
  • Periodic statements
  • Deposit and wire services
  • Custody of estate assets
  • Collection of income (i.e. interest, dividends, rents, royalties, etc.)
  • Daily investment of principal and income cash
  • Distributing property according to the instructions in your will

When we settle an estate, our administrators are the primary contacts for beneficiaries, attorneys and other individuals interested in the estate.
 


Investment management accounts that include non-bank products are not FDIC insured, are not deposits or obligations of, nor guaranteed by, the financial institution or any government agency and may be subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.

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