Blue & Gold News

Do You Need a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit?

Not sure whether a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit (HELOC) is right for you? Chad Abernathy, Senior Vice President and Regional Lending Manager, and Mike Krueger, Consumer and HELOC Credit Manager, break down the differences between home equity loans and HELOCs. What are home equity loans more

We’re Expanding Our Geographic Footprint!

We’re excited to welcome Providence customers and employees to the First Mid family on May 17! The completion of the Providence Bank conversion will expand our footprint to over 65 locations across Illinois and Missouri. The merger also includes a banking center in Grapevine, Texas. New banking centers across Missouri, Illinois more

Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

Teaching kids about the value of money and saving at a young age can help them become financially responsible as they get older. If you're unsure of where to start, here are some simple ideas you can use now to incorporate money lessons into your child's everyday life. Ready, Set, more

5 Ways to Jump-Start Your Emergency Fund

Sometimes life can throw curveballs your way that could negatively impact you financially, such as a job loss, medical visits, or car/household repairs. To financially protect yourself from unexpected events, it is recommended that you save enough funds to cover three to six months’ worth of your living expenses. These more

Monitoring Your Credit Can Help Protect Your Identity

With fraudulent unemployment claims on the rise and tax time upon us, accessing your credit is crucial – especially during these times of Covid-19. Now through April 2021, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are offering free weekly online reports. Visit for more information. And to make it even easier for our more

Let’s Talk Treasury Management

Understanding the best possible treasury management programs and services for you and your business starts with a consultation with experts in the field. Keri McPherson, Treasury Management Relationship Manager, breaks down the ins and outs of treasury management at First Mid Bank & Trust. What is treasury management?Keri explains, “Treasury Management more

Plan for Every Stage of Life

Whether you are saving for your first home, paying off debt, or planning for retirement, we are here for you. We want you to feel confident in the choices you are making for your financial future. Our First Mid Wealth Management professionals are certified and accredited and will work with more

First Mid Named One of America’s Best Banks

First Mid Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that it has been named to Newsweek magazine’s ranking of America’s Best Banks 2021. America’s Best Banks 2021 is Newsweek magazine’s first-ever Best Banks rankings, recognizing financial institutions that best serve their customers’ needs. Further, First Mid Bank & Trust was more

Get Started on Next Year’s Holiday Shopping Budget

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means you’ll need to get started on your shopping list soon. And while some may enjoy holiday shopping, we understand that it may be overwhelming for others. Whether you like shopping or not, First Mid’s Christmas Club account can at least help you ease more

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period: Are You Ready?

This year’s Medicare annual enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. During annual enrollment, you will need to decide if your current Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage still meet your needs or decide if you have to make changes for the following year. There is a lot more