Blue & Gold News

Fall Back Into Financial Success

The holiday season and the end of year will be here before you know it! If you’ve taken a couple detours that have prevented you from reaching your financial goals, fall is a great time to get yourself back on track. Review Your Spending Spent more than you should have this past ...read more

An Account Designed with Students in Mind!

Heading off to college? Between going to classes and studying, you need an account that fits your lifestyle! First Mid offers a smart and easy way for students to manage their money through our Basic Student Checking account. Features include: Free online banking & account alerts Free mobile banking1 with free ...read more

College 101: Building Healthy Financial Habits

Whether you’re a freshman or senior in college, it’s important to build healthy financial habits early on before heading into the ‘real world.’ Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to managing your finances while in college. Get in the Habit of Keeping a Budget If you have ...read more

Settle into a Home with Less Than 20% Down

If you’re ready to take the big step in buying a home, but haven’t saved enough for the traditional 20% down payment, there are mortgage options that may be right for you. First Mid offers several mortgage financing products that could get you into a home with less of a ...read more

Don’t Allow a Steal!

Identity theft can cause financial damage and create a mess that takes a lot of time to clean up. If it happens to you, it can be a stressful situation - and one you don't want to deal with on your own. Did you know that if you have our Premier ...read more

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