Be on the lookout for Fraud

We have seen an increase in fraud related activities. Never give out card information. FirstOak Bank will never ask for your personal information or ask you to transfer money. Fraudsters are posing as bank staff to try to get your information The fraudster gathers information from social media to make the scam more believable. Cardholder receives a phone call from …

COVID-19 FIRSTOAK BANK PUBLIC STATEMENT

We are all beginning the transition to our “new normal.”  As we navigate these uncharted waters, it is our hope that we can come together as a community to ensure the well-being of others. FirstOak Bank is devising a thorough reopening plan focused on keeping our employees and customers as safe as possible by following the regulations set forth by the State of …

CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS STATEMENT

FirstOak Bank is actively monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, and will make every effort to maintain normal work hours during this crisis. However, management recognizes that there are circumstances when this may not be advisable as the safety and welfare of our employees and customers is our first priority. We will maintain close communication with local health officials and other banking …

Tips and Red Flags to watch out for on Social Media

Social Media can be fun for you and your kids. As connected as everyone is these days, it can be a full-time job monitoring your kids social media use. Here are some tips to use when your kids are ready for social media. Tips Educate yourself and your kids about social media get a head start and join any social …

More online banking export options

Exciting news! We have updated our online banking export options for QuickBooks and Quicken. Financial Institution name Customer Service phone number Home page URL Enrollment URL Services supported (additions or subtractions) **If you use Qucken to see the latest changes you will need to do a One-Step Update in the Quicken Windows product to get the latest changes to appear …

Login to FirstOak Bank using your Finger or Facial Recognition

You may already be using a Biometric Login. Chances are, you are already logging on to devices and apps using a biometric login don’t even know it. Biometric Identification uses your finger print and your face to recognize you and login in. Biometric login relies on “Who You Are” since it uses something on your skin or the makeup of …

What the Fed Rate Hike Means for CDs

First of all, what is a CD? It’s not the shiny music-containing disk of yesteryear that you may be envisioning. A CD, or Certificate of Deposit, is a type of savings account that has a fixed interest rate and a fixed withdrawal date (aka maturity date). How is a CD different? With a normal savings account, you can deposit and …

Our presidents letters to State Bank customers

Message from the President – To all State Bank of Kansas customers, First off, I want to welcome you to our family here at FirstOak Bank as new customers. We are excited to have “your bank become our bank.” Jac and Paula retired effective May 3rd, and we wish them well in their travels. The same State Bank staff will …