Discover Banking Built on Heart and Grit

Whether you’re looking for mobile and online banking, business loans and financing, or expert financial advice for any stage of life or business, we’re the bank that works as hard for your money as you do.
What can we help you with?

Digital Banking Upgrade

The digital banking upgrade is up and running smoothly! If you utilize the mobile banking app to access your account, you will need to download the new app and uninstall the old one.
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Our Services

Everybody deserves a better bank, and at First Farmers, that’s what you’ll get – every single transaction, every single day.

Business Accounts

Running a business takes heart…and financial know-how. Our team of experts will craft a unique solution that works for you and your goals.
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Personal Accounts

You can’t take a backseat when it comes to your finances. Come talk to us about your banking options from everyday life to saving towards your dreams.
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Agricultural Lending

We understand the needs of today’s agricultural operations, and we’re here with the tools and loan options to help you grow success.
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About Us

138 Years of Building Relationships

We’ve been proudly serving local families, farms, and businesses since 1885 as the financial partner that our customers and communities can depend on.
First Farmers started in 1885, when Mark Tully established the Mark Tully Exchange Bank in the small town of Converse, Indiana. Mark Tully had emigrated from Ireland in the late 1850s and recognized a need and an opportunity for growth.
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Community Imvolvement

Investing in What Matters

We’re a bank built on heart and grit, and that comes from the communities we serve. We’re honored to partner with local non-profit organizations to inspire economic growth in our local communities. 
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In 2023

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Customer satisfaction is our #1 Priority – And it shows.

“After a long stretch of experiencing sub-par customer service from many different businesses and government entities, this branch of First Farmers Bank and Trust was a welcome relief. Christopher and the rest of the crew went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met today. At closing time, no less. Truly remarkable customer service. That's a rare thing these days. Thank you all very much.”

Cardinal C.

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Friendly and Helpful staff, great place to bank!

Michael C.

Google Review

The Elwood branch is your ideal banking option. Staff are always helpful and so polite. A++++++++++

Kandon K.

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I've been with First Farmers for 20 years. They have always served my needs. Online banking is good and their staff is very pleasant. I have no issues with this bank.

Josh S.

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Excellent service

Anne S.

Google Review

I had the pleasure of once again visiting this bank in person today. Due to their user-friendly website and comprehensive online services, I rarely need to visit in person. Today, I needed to convert change into bills and I cannot do that online. If anyone knows how to do that, please clue me in. The staff here is always friendly and helpful and the bank's services are all-encompassing. I asked the staff member if she could pass a message on to their online department. She thought I wanted to voice a complaint. Nothing could have been further from the truth as I find no complaint with this bank. Along with the positive experiences I have had in person, their online services, website, and attention to detail are outstanding. Secure messages are replied to in more than a timely manner and are informative. One of the better online services I have interacted with. First Farmers Bank and Trust in Paris Illinois is a well-rounded bank and a pleasure to do business with. Highly Recommend.

Deb M.

Google Review

Best bank in town, in my opinion. Many of the people that work here, have been here for many years. They are truly kind, and treat customers with respect. My mother has banked with them for a very long time. And they truly treat her like family. And I'm not just saying that, they genuinely look out for my mother. This is a great bank, with the very best employees! Thank you for all that you do for my mother (Nancy) They will know who she is by first name only!

B Humphries

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Why First Farmers?

Banking built on heart and grit is more than a tagline. It means we’ll be there with you as you navigate the financial challenges of life and business, cheering you on and having your back.
Years of Banking Experience
Businesses Choose Us as their Business Banking Partner
Paid Interest on Deposits in 2022

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