A Special Message from Wm. Buffin Clarke, President of First & Peoples Bank and Trust Company
As everyone is aware, a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has essentially spread to all parts of the world. While we don’t believe there is a need for anyone to panic, we certainly believe that everyone should have a plan on how to mitigate the risks to their families. Similarly, it’s important for us to have a plan in place to deal with the virus and how it could potentially affect the operations of First & Peoples Bank and Trust Company. While we’ve had a general Pandemic Policy for years, we have been using the specifics of the new virus to build upon it to ensure that our operations will continue throughout this health concern.
First, let me assure you that your deposited funds are safe with First & Peoples. Our capital levels are some of the strongest in the state and the nation. And though challenging times may come, we will continue to be here to serve all your financial needs. Depending on unfolding events, some of our methods may change in how we offer our services, but that won’t stop our ability to offer them. Sadly, in times of fear and confusion, some unscrupulous people may try to take advantage of others. As always, we encourage you to remain diligent in protecting your business and personal information, never divulging your account numbers, social security number, banking passwords or PIN access codes.
Due to elevated concerns with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and to protect our employees and customers, we have decided to close our lobbies to teller transactions. If you need to speak with a CSR/ or a Loan Officer, please call 606.836.0211 and your call will be forwarded to the appropriate personnel. At that time, we can determine how to best serve you.
Given all of the different avenues of electronic account access that we provide, whether it’s through our Touch Tone Teller, NetBanker, Touch Screen Teller, mobile banking, mobile deposit, or ATMs, we stand ready to serve you! Many of your banking needs can be handled from the comfort of home. If you have not previously signed up for our electronic services or it has been a while since you have used them, we encourage you to give us a call so that we may assist you in setting up these services for you.
Please use our Touch Screen Tellers or the Night Drop for all teller window transactions.
Thank you for your continued support of First & Peoples Bank and Trust Company for the past 88 years. We sincerely appreciate your faith and confidence in us by allowing us to serve your financial needs.
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