We have posted the following alert(s) for your protection.

If you ever have a question, please contact us at 217.356.2265 or info@356bank.com.

March 20, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker Issues Stay-At-Home Order, starting at 5 pm on March 21 through April 7. Community banks are covered under the definition of essential businesses and  operations. As an essential service provider, First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana remains open and we will continue to operate as we always have. This will have  ZERO impact on your banking relationship with First Federal. We will still be here to answer your questions, cash your checks, and provide the everyday services that we always have. 

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Readiness

March 5, 2020

RESOLVED: Sprint line quality and online banking. Some customers have reported an issue today when using our telephone banking line, 217.363.2037. Upon further investigation, this only affects Sprint customers and is a line quality issue with Sprint. Service works as normal with all other carriers and unfortunately, First Federal is not able to resolve this issue for Sprint customers. If you are a Sprint customer who is experiencing problems when using our telephone banking, please contact Sprint to report the problem. 
Alternatively, you may call our customer service representatives in Champaign (217.356.2265) or Urbana (217.344.2265) or utilize online banking.

June 18, 2018

New Secret Shopper Scam. Fake checks continue to be one of the most common instruments used to commit fraud against consumers. Before you deposit a check you weren't expecting or wire funds to an unknown recipient, follow this link to the American Bankers Association to learn more to protect yourself from fraudsters:
ABA Fake Check Scams
Remember, if it appears too good to be true, it probably is. Verify that the check will clear or contact us. We'd be happy to assist you.

October 27, 2017

Online banking will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance beginning at 9 pm on October 28, 2017, and continuing into Sunday, October 29th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

September 11, 2017

Information from Equifax on their data breach can be found on their site here.

September 9, 2017

Online banking will be offline due to scheduled maintenance beginning on September 16, 2017, from 11 pm - 2 am. We apologize for any inconvenience.

August 17, 2017

Please remember: Don’t provide information or respond to unsolicited e-mails (or texts or phone calls, for that matter) requesting personal information, and never click on links or attachments contained within unsolicited e-mails. If you want to go to a merchant’s website, type their URL directly into your browser’s address bar. First Federal employees will identify themselves by name when calling. If you are uncertain of or uncomfortable with the identity of the caller, please do not provide any personal information. Hang up the phone and call the bank at 217.356.2265 to speak with an employee.

March 31, 2017 (updated April 7, 2017)

Police report debit card skimmers found on gas pumps at Circle K stations located at University Ave. and Wright St. and at Mattis Ave. and John St. in Champaign. For your safety, please pay inside. If you notice any broken seals, immediately notify station employees.