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Safeguard Your Business From Cybercrime

Fraud continues to be on the rise, how can you prepare and protect your business from cybercrime?

Quarterly Market Review Q3 2021

The quarter saw many issues pressed to the brink – of failure, transition, collapse and default. Given everything that transpired – or almost did – the limited losses in most markets were a remarkable testament to their fortitude.

Commercial Card Program Nationally Ranked Sixth Year in a Row

For the sixth consecutive year, we are ranked among the top U.S. commercial credit card issuers.

Is Your Business Inflation-Ready?

Preparing your business and customers for a spike in inflation.

Quarterly Market Review Q2 2021

The economy is recovering rapidly but the pandemic and its aftermath are not quite done. This leaves policymakers with the dilemma of how to transition from crisis policies to more normal ones.

Quarterly Market Review Q1 2021

The reopening of the economy and the increase in availability of the COVID-19 vaccine has led to a strong recovery for the start of the year. Our banking experts provide a summary and review new developments that have investors optimistic about the economic recovery.

Parent Company Recognized as a Forbes Best Bank in America for 2021

FirstBank & Trust, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., has been named a “Forbes Best Bank 2021.”

Barry Orr Announces Retirement As CEO of FirstBank & Trust; Will Continue As Board Chairman

FirstBank & Trust of Texas today announced the retirement of CEO Barry Orr, effective March 31, 2021. Mr. Orr is the organizer and founder of FirstBank & Trust, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.

Quarterly Market Review Q4 2020

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine and a shift in US political power propelled the markets to new highs in the fourth quarter. Our banking experts provide a fourth quarter summary and review new developments that have investors optimistic about the economic recovery.

Quarterly Market Review Q3 2020

Bank experts give an overview of the markets for the third quarter of 2020.  This market commentary includes a discussion of the COVID government relief efforts to stimulate the economy and stats on how the markets are performing.

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