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 …

Here are 3 alternative ways to pay

In the early days of civilization, we paid for things with the barter system.  Then there was cash and credit cards.  Now payments are transitioning more into the web enabled world – through services like PayPal, Apple, Amazon and more.   All three platforms including PayPal, Apple Pay and Amazon Pay were developed as a trusted e-commerce web based platform and also have …

Congratulations Brad!

Kudos to Brad Oakes our CEO on his recent appointment to Chairman of the Banker’s Bank of Kansas. Bankers Bank services the Majority of Kansas’s community banks statewide, and is an integral partner to the future of community banking.

Learn more about ATM skimming

Skimming is form of identity theft involving debit cards.  Skimming is accomplished in a number of ways but always involve capturing both the information on the magnetic strip on your debit card and your pin you use to complete a debit transaction. Thieves place electronic devices over top of debit ATM machine swipers to intercept the information that is stored on …

Keep Calm & Save Money! Make your New Years Resolution to save big!

Here are 5 Ways to Save in 2018! 1. Make your coffee at home According to Business Insider, if you buy coffee you spend $1-$5/cup whereas brewing a cup of coffee at home costs ~17 cents/cup. In other words, purchasing coffee every work day costs you $240-$1200/year and making your own coffee only costs about $45/year. Brewing coffee at home …