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Farmers Bank & Trust 5- Star Rated Bank

5 Star Rating Bauer Financial

Great Bend, KS - April 2022: Farmers Bank & Trust, Great Bend, Kansas has earned a top (5-Star) rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. Banking on the community while its neighbors and friends bank with it has been a winning combination for Farmers Bank & Trust. Working together towards common goals and interests has allowed Farmers Bank & Trust to excel under an in-depth, independent analysis of its financial condition and earn this coveted 5-Star rating. Read more...

April 28th is Teach Children to Save Day

Its never too early to start teaching children about the importance of savings. That was the message Lindsay Barton conveyed to a group of 1st graders when presenting Teach Children to Save activities. Lindsay and other Farmers bank employees visited local elementary schools and provided them the opportunity to create their savings goals and decorate a container for saving for that goal.

Teach Children to Save presentation The American Bankers Association has resources available for any age group to help shape the conversation around financial skills. Visit https://www.aba.com/advocacy/community-programs/finedlink

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau-COVID 19 testing scams

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently provided information on an ongoing scam around COVID-19 testing. See their tips below to avoid any potential scams.

"Scammers are preying on people looking for COVID tests. Some fraudsters are offering unauthorized test kits. Others are setting up phony testing sites to steal your personal information. The sites may look real with tents and hazmat suits – but then you don’t get the test results, you’re charged for a “free” test, or they use your information for identity theft.

What to do: To avoid COVID testing scams, keep in mind:

  • Do not give your Social Security number or passport number in order to get a COVID test.
  • Find legitimate testing sites. Check with your state or local health department or your doctor.
  • Look for FDA-authorized test kits. Check the FDA’s list of authorized antigen tests and PCR tests before buying. Now, you can get four free COVID test kits per household at COVIDtests.gov . Plus, insurance companies are required to cover the costs of up to eight over-the-counter COVID tests per month for each covered person.
  • When shopping online for test kits, pay by credit card. If you’re charged for an order you never got, or for a product that's not as advertised, you can contact your credit card company and dispute the charge ."

Farmers Bank & Trust Celebrates 25 years of Charity Coffees

Charity Coffee 2021 Money Wreath

With 27 local charities present, Farmers Bank & Trust presented their annual charity coffee on December 8th.  All participating charities walked away with money, with the largest donations of $500, $400, $300 going to Habitat for Humanity, RSVP - Volunteers in Action, and Kansas Children's Service League.   Thank you to Marc and Diana Webster for providing the music for the event and all of the Farmers Bank & Trust employees who make this event possible.  Last but not least, a big thank you to all of the non-profit organizations that work so hard to provide their services to our community throughout the year.

 

FLINT Factor Award – Presented to Farmers Bank & Trust

On August 7, 2021, Flint, the Kansas Bankers Association’s buffalo mascot, is a representation of the important role that banks play within each Kansas community. This is the true image of community bankers, which are the foundation on which excellence thrives within Kansas communities. KBA recognizes Farmers Bank & Trust as the embodiment of the Flint Factor.

 

Covid–19 Updates 

Banking Safely

For the safety of our customers and employees, we ask that customers who are not feeling well, bank by phone or by using our electronic options. We would like to encourage our customers to use safe social distancing practices, including continued use of the drive-thru, whenever possible. Should you need to enter the bank's lobby, please adhere to social distancing guidance and maintain at least six foot distance between yourself and other customers. We are asking our employees refrain from shaking hands or having customers use the bank's phones for their protection. If you require the use of a medical mask, please understand we may ask you to remove it for identification purposes. For security purposes, full face masks will not be allowed in the lobby.

Our commitment to serving you is our top priority. We will continue to monitor these evolving circumstances and will update you on any changing developments as needed. Thank you for being a valued customer of Farmers Bank & Trust. Below are electronic banking products and customer service info to help you bank safely from home.

Celebrating 50 years of Local Ownership

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Customers and friends were invited to celebrate 50 years of family ownership of Farmers Bank & Trust during the annual Community Appreciation Event held Thursday, July 8th  at Prince of Peace Parish Center.

Farmers Bank & Trust would like to thank customers and communities for their loyalty over the past 50 years, while under the ownership of W.R. and Yvonne Robbins. Farmers Bank also celebrates 113 years of serving Kansas communities since it was established in 1907 by a group of farmers with roots in Albert, KS. Over the years, Farmers Bank continued to expand their roots started in Albert by adding branches in Great Bend, LaCrosse, Bazine, Kinsley and Larned. In 2001, the bank branched east to Overland Park and Olathe, KS. In 2004 the bank expanded their products by adding a consumer internet mortgage division lead by Monte Robbins.

Under the Robbins leadership, the bank has grown in size from total assets of $4 million dollars in 1971 to a milestone of over one billion dollars in 2021. During this same timeframe, the bank capital has also grown allowing the bank to continue servicing customers with varying loan and deposit needs.

Farmers Bank employees consistently aim high according to W.R. Robbins, “Bank employees are instrumental to successful banking relationships by serving customers beyond their expectations in all capacities.” According to Robbins, “Bank leadership is outstanding and employees are highly tenured in our bank locations and sectors, all with the flagship goal of supporting customer needs with progressive products and lasting relationships."

With Farmers Bank & Trust being the only locally owned community bank remaining in Great Bend, we are excited for the future. The staff of over 145 employees are honored to work with the community leaders and economic development groups to continue to support all customers within each of the communities the bank serves.  Thank you for your support over the years. 

 

New Product Alert

Farmers Bank launches Wire Manager!

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External Transfers  now available in Online and Mobile Banking!  Transfer to and from your accounts at other institutions for quick and easy management of your funds.  Log in or enroll in online banking to get started.  Setup external accounts in the Transfers section of online or mobile banking.

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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021

To learn more, opt out of advance payments or to use the non-filer tool, visit the IRS website at:https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/advance-child-tax-credit-payments-in-2021

 

 

 

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