Patrick L. Ryan Talks to American Banker on PPP Lending Automation

Some community banks are embracing automation as a way to efficiently manage the next round of PPP Loans. First Bank is one of those banks. Pat Ryan talked with American Banker about the differences between the initial rounds of PPP loans and the latest one, and the need to continue to provide a personal touch … Continue reading Patrick L. Ryan Talks to American Banker on PPP Lending Automation

First Bank to Participate in Next Round of PPP Lending

The Paycheck Protection Program is once again providing small businesses with the resources needed to maintain their payroll, hire back employees who may have been laid off, and cover applicable overhead. PPP loans from the round will be available to: Companies with fewer than 300 employees who have already used or will use the full … Continue reading First Bank to Participate in Next Round of PPP Lending

Questions about Stimulus Payments?

First Bank has gathered some answers to questions you may have about the recent Economic Impact Stimulus Payments. When did Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments start going out?Payments began to go out on December 30, 2020. How much of a payment will I get?The maximum amount for this second round of stimulus checks is $600 for … Continue reading Questions about Stimulus Payments?

4 Simple Financial Fitness Activities That Parents & Students Can Do at Home

Looking for a new way to keep your kids’ minds engaged and active? Why not propose an activity that is educational and fun? You might even learn something new yourself.Here are four grade-level appropriate ideas to get you started: Needs vs. Wants Scavenger Hunt (grades K-6)“Do I need that?” This is a question we often … Continue reading 4 Simple Financial Fitness Activities That Parents & Students Can Do at Home