Smishing is cyber crime carried out through text messages on your phones and tablet. Here’s more: Cybercrime aimed at mobile devices is skyrocketing – especially among texting and SMS messages since the technology works among all devices and tablets. Since this form of cyber attack reaches you on your phone or tablet, it has the capability to catch you when …

Avoid these financial traps! Headed to college in the fall? Make your financial stability a priority! The American Bankers Association has identified 6 pitfalls to be aware of to help new students secure their future. Get a budget! Don’t spend more than you make. Figure out how much money you can afford to spend each month while contributing to your …

Just as a reminder: FirstOak Bank will never text or email and ask for your personal information! NEVER give away personal or financial information through email, over the phone, or via text. FirstOak Bank or other legitimate businesses will never ask for this information via these methods. Also, do not download links from suspicious emails or fill personal information into …

Meet Jake Kelley, Credit Analyst. Jake graduated from the University of Kansas and will be working at the Independence Main Branch starting July 1. His wife, Chandler, and his one year old son, Jack, enjoy playing outside. Jake looks forward to having a future fishing and hunting partner in his son Jack. Fun fact: Jake is left-handed but plays golf …

Did you know that Elder Financial Exploitation affects at least 10% of older adults each year in the US and cost our older friends more than $3B each year? Here are two of the most popular ways our elders are exploited: Elder TheftElder Theft is stealing an older adult’s assets, funds and / or income by a trusted person.  It …

Mobile Wallet has arrived for both debit and credit!⁠ To Set up Mobile Wallet:⁠1) locate the wallet app on your smart phone (most are already installed)⁠2) enter credit or debit card info⁠Your mobile wallet can’t be used for payment without your authentication⁠

Meet Janet / Assistant Vice President.   Janet likes to start her day organized and is driven by her family and coworkers.  Her Dad has influenced her the most in her career and work ethic and credits her kids as her biggest accomplishment.  For fun, Janet loves to play Free-Cell while enjoying some good snacks! How do you like to start …

Do you use the same password for all of your banking accounts, website logins, social media, etc? Would you use the same key for your car, home, office and safe? Consider changing your password on different websites including FirstOak Bank’s Online Banking!

Amy Bloomfield Recognized as USD 446 September 2021. “Quality Teacher of the Month” Mrs. Bloomfield is a first grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School. This is her tenth year teaching full time at USD 446. Her nomination states, “Mrs. Bloomfield is always here early and late to find new ways to help her students succeed. She always gives her students …