Blue & Gold News

Fraud Education – Romance Scams

Millions of people turn to online dating sites or apps only to encounter scams. Romance scams occur when scammers create fake profiles and strike up relationships with their targets to build their trust, then make up a story and ask for money. Once the scammer has obtained the trust of ...read more

Changemaker Spotlight – Johnette Mitchell

Welcome to our inaugural Changemaker Spotlight series, where we recognize and celebrate employees who are making a positive impact through community outreach. First Mid is proud to highlight Johnette Mitchell, VP, Treasury Management Relationship Manager II, located in Decatur, IL. Johnette spearheads our monthly Winedown Wednesdaze event series for minority-owned ...read more

Volunteer Spotlight — Wendy Ruud

First Mid is honored to recognize Wendy Ruud, Branch Manager in Osage Beach, MO, as our Volunteer Spotlight for February 2024. Wendy is committed to supporting local community organizations through volunteerism, consistently demonstrating our core values. What causes are you passionate about supporting through volunteerism? I love anything to do with ...read more

Changemaker Spotlight – Brian Gibson

Welcome to our second Changemaker Spotlight, where we recognize and celebrate employees who are making a positive impact through community outreach. First Mid is proud to highlight Brian Gibson, SVP, Director of Community and Economic Development, located in Fairview Heights, IL. He is responsible for promoting community economic development while ...read more

Volunteer Spotlight – John Johannes

First Mid is honored to recognize John Johannes, Community Market President in Quincy, IL, as our Volunteer Spotlight for January 2024. John is committed to supporting local community organizations through volunteerism, consistently demonstrating our core values. What causes are you passionate about supporting through volunteerism?I dedicate many of my volunteer efforts to youth activities, ...read more

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7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

As tax season gets underway, the American Bankers Association is urging all consumers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. “Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims,” says the ABA. “Consumers ...read more

Monitoring Your Credit Can Help Protect Your Identity

To make it even easier for our customers to monitor their credit, our Premier Checking account offers ID Protect®1, an identity theft and fraud assistance program that provides credit monitoring and free credit reports. Our complete IDProtect® service includes: 3-in-1 Credit File MonitoringIDProtect® will monitor your Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion credit files ...read more

Are You Keeping Up with Your Financial Fitness?

Taking care of your physical health is extremely important, but it’s also beneficial to keep up with your financial fitness. Your financial fitness determines how much your financial status impacts your day-to-day life, how on track you are towards achieving your financial goals, and if you’re able to cover emergency ...read more