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Protect Your Family During Internet Safety Month

Internet Safety Month, observed each June, is a great time to consider how you are securing your family’s safety online. There are several unique risks associated with children and online safety. When a child is using a computer or mobile device, normal safeguards and security practices may not be sufficient. Children more

Fraud Education – Online Banking Scams

Financial institutions work hard to protect your personal identifiable information (PII) and confidential account information. There are many layers of security measures in place to help make sure you are the only one who can obtain information about, or conduct transactions through, your account(s). However, scammers know about all these security more

First Mid is Your Financial Education Resource

We are committed to having a positive impact in all the communities we serve — whether it be through conducting financial education, providing access to capital for small business owners or providing financing for purchasing a home, or delivering financial services like Wealth Management and Insurance. First Mid is devoted more

Financial Tips to Prepare College Students for the Real World

At First Mid, we care about the financial success of all our customers — from students of all ages to those new to the workforce, from those with spouses and families to those who are nearing retirement. We are here to help customers in all walks and stages of life. For more

Fraud Education – Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Payment Fraud & Scams

Peer-to-peer (P2P) payment apps offer simple and convenient ways to send and receive money. You’ve probably heard of these apps with names such as Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App. Many P2P apps allow you to send money with just a single click or swipe. That speed gives fraudsters the chance more

Ag Lending with Farmers in Mind

How often do you think about the food on the table? Not just how tasty it is, but the work that truly goes into producing your favorite meal. Spoiler alert! It takes the hard work and dedication of a team of people ranging from the tireless farmer to the expert more

Savings Tips for Mortgage Closing Costs

Saving for your next home’s mortgage loan can be a complicated undertaking. When it comes to payments, interest rates, taxes, and refunds — the math of it all starts to become a blur. Here are four tips our mortgage lenders recommend to help you get started. Open a Separate Savings Account more

Deposit Interest Rates and APYs Explained

When it comes to saving money, you might shop around before choosing an account where you want to deposit your money. When you do, ‘Interest Rate’ and ‘APY’ are words you will see and hear as you look at deposit products such as savings accounts, money markets, and certificates of more