Blue & Gold News

Protect Your Family Legacy with Farm Insurance

Your farm is not just your livelihood — it is a family tradition passed down through generations. Are you taking the proper steps to preserve your farm family legacy? In this blog, Alan Martell, Ag Risk Manager at First Mid Insurance Group, breaks down what Farm Insurance is and how ...read more

Paper Shredder Drawing

Each participating First Mid Bank & Trust location will be giving away one InfoGuard NX80P Cross-Cut Personal Shredder! All entries received between July 12 – September 30, 2021 will be entered in the drawing. You do not need to be a customer to enter. • Shreds up to eight sheets of ...read more

Understanding Identity Fraud

With there being a 45% increase in fraud reports during 2020*, it’s important that you understand what identity fraud is and know how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information — whether that’s by opening a credit card account, ...read more

Need Help Avoiding Overdrafts?

Avoiding an overdraft on your account doesn’t have to be a struggle. These simple tips can help you manage your account wisely: Use direct deposit for your paycheck. Direct deposit is a safe and convenient way to access your paycheck immediately and eliminates the risk of your paycheck being stolen, lost, ...read more

Online Bill Pay – The Simple Way to Pay!

As one of First Mid's Online and Mobile Banking features, Bill Pay can make taking care of your bills quicker and easier than ever before! Click on the Bill Pay tab within Online Banking, or tap the Transfer & Pay icon within Mobile Banking to:• Add or delete billers at ...read more

Save for Your Summer Escape!

Dreaming of a relaxing summer vacation? Or do you have plans to remodel your backyard into your own getaway oasis? Either way, First Mid's Summer Savings account is the perfect account to help you budget your money for next summer! You have until August 31 to open a Summer Savings ...read more

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 ...read more

We’ve Expanded Our Geographic Footprint!

We’re excited to welcome Providence customers and employees to the First Mid family! The completion of the Providence Bank conversion has expanded 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 and Texas: Columbia, MO ...read 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, ...read 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 ...read more