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.


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:

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.