Welcome to the website of Longview State Bank in Sidney, IL and its branches, Newman Bank, Camargo Bank, and Villa Grove First. This site is a continuation of our efforts to provide our current and prospective customers information on our products and services. Customer service continues to be our number one priority.

We are interested in your comments on our website, and any other services Longview State Bank offers. On the “About Us” page of this website you will find a link to our Contact Us form. This form provides you a secure method to send us comments or questions on any of our services. This contact form provides an opportunity for us to further serve you, with a response either by email or phone.


November 18, 2013 BANK MERGER

We have good news. During the first quarter of 2014, Longview State Bank and The First National Bank of Ogden will merge to become one bank: Longview Bank. All banking locations and employees will remain as they are today. We will continue to serve you at Ogden, Sidney, St. Joseph, Newman, Villa Grove, Royal, and Camargo. You will continue to do your banking business with the same friendly, professional people at each location.

This merger will make us more efficient, and better able to provide you with a full array of banking services. Longview State Bank customers will have the added benefit of a Trust Department through our Trust staff at the Ogden bank. The resulting bank will continue to be owned and operated by Longview Capital Corporation of Newman, Illinois. We value your banking relationship. As a true community bank, we value you as members of our rural communities where we all live and work. In the words of our motto, "We belong together."

MERGER-Q&A

    1. Will the bank name change?
    Yes, The Longview State Bank and The First National Bank of Ogden and all their branch locations will become LONGVIEW BANK. Eventually all signage, letterhead and marketing materials will have a new logo.
    2. Tell me more about the reason for this change.
    The Longview State Bank and The First National Bank are both owned by the Longview Capital Corporation of Newman, IL. The holding company also owns the State Bank of Chrisman, First National Bank in Georgetown and Bank of Gibson City. By merging these two banks, we become more efficient, we can offer more services, expertise and locations to our customers. Trust Services will be available at all locations.
    3. Staff changes? Hours of operation? Fees? Accounts?
    All employees will remain the same, even your favorite teller! The hours of operation will remain the same in each location. Fees-we are working to keep them as good as or better than before. The account offerings differ between Longview State Bank and The First National Bank of Ogden. As we check things off our “to do list” we will be working to make our account types the same in all locations.
    4. Will I be able to conduct business at any of the Longview State Bank and The First National Bank of Ogden locations?
    YES! As well as use any of the ATM’s belonging to holding company banks.
    5. Will my account number(s) change?
    No, account numbers will remain the same. We will be merging our two data bases together. If we come across any two account numbers that are the same, we will address with those involved as necessary.
    6. What about my checks and debit cards?
    You may continue to use them until you run out of checks or your debit card expires. At that time, when you order new checks and/or a new debit card is issued, they will come with our new logo.
    7. I have deposit accounts and CD’s at both the Longview State Bank and The First National Bank of Ogden. Will I be covered by FDIC insurance?
    YES! When a merger takes place, the FDIC allows for insurance coverage for 6 months for accounts in each of the merging banks. CD’s are separately insured until the earliest maturity date after the end of the 6 month grace period. CD’s that mature during the 6 month grace period and are renewed for the same term and in the same dollar amount (with or without accrued interest) continues to be separately insured until the first maturity date after the 6 month grace period. For more information visit www.fdic.gov.
    8. When will the merger be final?
    We hope to have the merger completed in the late spring 2014.

Start saving for Retirement - Open an IRA today

Longview State Bank offers both Traditional and Roth IRA accounts. You may start your IRA with as little as $25.00. Interest is paid quarterly. Additionally, Longview State Bank does not lock you into a fixed term. For additional details, contact one of our Customer Service Representatives.


Privileged Status® Program

We are pleased to announce that you can now enjoy expanded ATM access with no surcharge fees! Recently we joined the Privileged Status® program, a group of independent, community financial institutions, to provide you with a no-surcharge guarantee. How do you benefit? It is easy! Now, in addition to looking for the familiar SHAZAM logo, look for the Privileged Status logo. If the Privileged Status logo appears on the ATM, you will not pay a surcharge fee to complete your transaction at that machine. Currently, there are thousands of Privileged Status ATMs available to you. We're pleased to provide you this value-added service. Consider it another way for us to express our appreciation for your business. The number of Privileged Status locations is constantly growing. If you would like a directory of these ATM locations, visit the SHAZAM Web site at www.shazam.net or call us. Protect your account with Secure Code from MasterCard. Click here to learn more or to sign up for this service. It is our privilege to serve you with the Privileged Status program.


U.S. SAVINGS BONDS CHANGES

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced they will end over-the-counter sales of paper savings bonds, through financial institutions and applications mailed directly to the Federal Reserve Bank by customers effective January 1, 2012. Over the next five years this move is estimated to save taxpayers $70 million. Although paper bonds are being discontinued, electronic Series EE and Series I Savings Bonds are available to purchase online through www.treasurydirect.gov. TreasuryDirect is a secure, web-based system that allows users to set up an account to safely and securely buy, manage and redeem electronic savings bonds; convert paper savings bonds to electronic. Financial Institutions will still continue to redeem your paper Savings Bonds that you have currently. Purchase U.S. Savings Bonds by logging on to www.treasurydirect.gov.


LONGVIEW STATE BANK IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NEW PRODUCTS:

ONLINE CHECK IMAGES - with online banking, you can now view the deposit slips and checks that have cleared your account, both front and back.

REAL TIME UPDATES - all deposits, debits and ATM withdrawals from your checking account will be updated in real time. No more waiting on the bank to update your balances on your debit card.

FREE BILL PAY - Pay any person or business 24 hours a day with our Free Bill Pay Service. Simply go to our website, select Internet Banking, and then click the Bill Pay Enrollment link. Fill out the form and return it to any one of our convenient locations. Also requires internet banking enrollment..

If you have questions, call or stop by any of our locations or visit our website - www.longviewsb.com.


FRAUD ALERT!!

We have been notified that there are fraudulent calls and text messages being made that claim to be from Longview State Bank. These calls either state that your card need to be activated or has been compromised and asks you to verify the account number and PIN. DO NOT respond to these calls or text messages. Whenever a card has been compromised, we already know the account number and we NEVER ask for your PIN. If you have received one of these calls and have given out information, please call Shazam immediately to report that your card has been compromised at 1-800-383-8000. Otherwise, contact Longview State Bank during normal business hours at 217-688-3150.


Longview State Bank is happy to offer e-statements.

With e-statements you will receive your monthly statement by email which is faster, convenient, and secure. You can access your statement 7 days a week, 24 hours. Contact any of our branch locations for details.


Please visit this page of our website regularly, since we will be posting any specials we may be offering, and any changes to our products and services in an effort to keep you better informed. As has been our tradition, we welcome and enjoy the opportunity to serve you personally in any of our branches.

 

Longview State Bank  •  414 West Main  •  Sidney,  IL 61877  •  Ph: 217.688.3150  •  Fax: 217.688.3157
   

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