Blue & Gold News

Sweetening the Commercial Lending Process

Your dream flower shop, that unexpected expense to replace old machinery, or a much-needed expansion for your thriving accounting firm. No matter the business or the reason, you need access to hassle-free lending options. The loan pre-approval, negotiation, and final approval process can be tricky to navigate, so let’s discuss ...read more

Summer Activities on a Budget

Just because you are working hard towards a major financial goal doesn’t mean that you can't have fun in the summertime. Below are a few ideas for free local things to do so that you can still enjoy yourself without having to spend a fortune this summer. 1. Visit your local ...read more

Save for Those Summer Adventures

If you’ve been itching to cross off that home improvement project from your to-do list or dreaming of a relaxing vacation, First Mid’s Summer Savings account is the perfect account to help you budget your money for next summer! Summer Savings accounts can be opened this year between May 25 to ...read more

Teach Children to Save

We have several tips from the American Bankers Association on how to teach children to save. Learning how to manage personal finances at a young age will make a difference for many years to come! Money Does Grow, But Not On Trees Have you ever heard the phrase "Money doesn't grow on ...read more

Conveniently Bank at Any of Our 64 Locations

We're excited to welcome Soy Capital Bank and Trust customers and employees to the First Mid family! As of April 8, the completion of the Soy Capital Bank and Trust conversion will expand our footprint to 64 locations in Illinois and Missouri. New Banking Centers:   Bloomington: 2306 East Washington Street ...read more

Retirement Planning… have you started?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…err…retirement planning? You realize this after discovering that education and career goals only begin the stress of properly planning your retirement. Think of it this way: your future self is counting on you to take care of business now to make sure you ...read more

Apply for a First Mid Credit Card!

Whether you’re looking to build your credit, earn cash back rewards, or separate your business expenses, First Mid offers a variety of Visa® and American Express® credit cards for both personal and business needs. With a First Mid credit card, you can enjoy: Competitive rates Extra perks such as rental discounts, ...read more

Public Financing through First Mid

Getting a loan for a new car is a pretty straight-forward process. But what if you’re with a unit of local government that needs to finance a fire truck or other equipment? That’s a specialized form of commercial lending, and it’s not always simple. Public entities obtain financing via unique methods, ...read more

Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is a great time to clean out your home, and it doesn’t have to stop there. If it’s been awhile since you’ve reviewed your finances, it might be time to clean out your financial junk drawer. Spring cleaning your finances can help you get a clearer picture of where ...read more

Make Sure Your Retirement Years Will Be Financially Comfortable

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, or have been working steadily for years, it’s important to start saving for retirement as early as possible so that you have compounding interest on your side. Because Social Security may only cover about 20% of your retirement income and personal savings ...read more