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First Security Welcomes Becky Kirchgatter

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Becky Kirchgatter has joined the First Security team in Nora Springs.

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First Security Announces Luett as Chief Credit Officer

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Cathi Luett has joined the bank as Chief Credit Officer. As CCO, she will provide leadership and oversight of First Security’s loan portfolio. She will manage credit risk, set loan policy, and monitor and report information to ensure the quality of First Security’s loan portfolio.

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First Security Welcomes Randt and Schlader to Team

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Jody Randt and Chelle Schlader have joined the First Security team.

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First Security Announces Chambers Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Hannah Chambers to Executive Assistant. In her new role, she’ll perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties for First Security’s CEO, Board of Directors, and Holding Company Board.

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First Security Announces Bradley Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are excited to announce the promotion of Matt Bradley, Marketing Manager. In early spring, he stepped into the role of Vice President.

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First Security Awards Scholarships to Central Springs Graduates

First Security Bank & Trust is pleased to announce they have awarded the scholarships to the following 2020 graduates of Central Springs High School.

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First Security Awards Scholarships to Bachman and Garcia

First Security Bank & Trust is pleased to announce they have awarded two $500 scholarships to Phillip Bachman and Katie Garcia. Both of these individuals are 2020 graduates of Charles City High School.

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First Security Awards Scholarships to Reams and Heit

First Security Bank & Trust is pleased to announce they have awarded two $500 scholarships to Amber Reams and Mikayla Heit. Both of these individuals are 2020 graduates of Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock High School.

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Steere and Holliday Complete IBA Consumer Credit School

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are excited to share that, earlier this year, Kathy Steere and Erica Holliday successfully completed the IBA Consumer Credit School.

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First Security Awards Scholarships to Shupe and Witte

First Security Bank & Trust is pleased to announce they have awarded two $250 scholarships to McKensie Shupe and Collin Witte. These individuals were both part of the 2020 West Fork graduating class.

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First Security Bank Announces Heather Meyer Retirement

After a 38 year career with First Security, Heather Meyer, Assistant Vice President/Trust Officer, plans to retire on Monday, August 3rd.

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First Security Welcomes Several New Employees

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Ashley Orcutt, Betsy Schweizer, Kayla Zubrod, Stacy Yezek, and Mariah McKenzie have joined the First Security team in Charles City.

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First Security Bank and Foundation Support Floyd County Fair with Multiple Donations

First Security Bank & Trust and the First Security Foundation are proud to announce multiple recent donations to support the Floyd County Fair.

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First Security Bank Announces Katcher Retirement

After 43 years in banking, Vicky Katcher will retire on Monday, July 6th.

Vicky, who has lived near Marble Rock her entire life, graduated from RRMR High School in 1974. One week later, she started working at Robert’s Clothes of Charm in Charles City, where she sold women’s clothing and Estée Lauder. The job was exciting as, at age 18, Vicky had the opportunity to travel for educational seminars about makeup and retail.

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First Security Announces Ward Retirement

After nearly 28 years in banking, Sherri Ward will retire on Wednesday, July 1st.

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First Security Bank Announces Sisson Retirement

After 30 years in banking, Jeff Sisson is set to retire on June 12th, 2020.

Sisson was raised in Charles City and graduated from Charles City High School. As he grew, so did his love for his community. 

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First Security Announces Marzen Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Brittany Marzen to Branch Manager.

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First Security Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Stephen Spears has joined First Security as Chief Financial Officer.

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First Security's Cindy Ohlerking Retiring after 20 Years of Service

Cindy Ohlerking, Trust Administrative Assistant, is set to retire on May 14th after a 20 year career with First Security.

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Mike Farrell, Chief Operating Officer, Retiring

After a 44-year banking career, E. Michael Farrell, Chief Operating Officer at First Security, is retiring.

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COVID-19 Update: Getting Started with the Paycheck Protection Program

While there are many new initiatives being unveiled as part of the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the provisions causing the most questions among business owners is the Paycheck Protection Program. 

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COVID-19 Update: Avoiding Scammers and Spotting Tactics

People waiting for economic relief weren’t the only ones excited to see a coronavirus stimulus package pass quickly in Washington. Scammers are also eager to use the news as a way to separate you from your money. Scammers rely on raising our emotions to get us to turn over our information or funds - and the current climate of fear and anxiety due to the coronavirus is perfect for that. It always pays to be vigilant, and this is no different.

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COVID-19: Financial Resources

As the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic take hold, several new assistance programs are being announced at the federal, state, and local level. We will be updating this page as information is made available about these various programs. Please bookmark this page, as it will be updated regularly.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: LOBBIES CLOSED

First Security Bank & Trust announced the closure of all lobbies to the public on March 18th in response to COVID-19 containment efforts. Drive-up windows will remain open during regular hours at our Charles City and Hampton locations, and video banking is available from 7am – 7pm Monday through Friday, and 7am – 1pm Saturday at our locations in Charles City, Hampton, Manly, Nora Springs, Riceville, Rockford, Rockwell, and Thornton branches.

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COVID-19: Banking from a Social Distance

Things are changing quickly when it comes to Coronavirus response, and we decided to give you updates from our end through a series of videos and website updates. Please subscribe to our Facebook and YouTube channels if you haven’t already, so you can be the first to know.

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Coronvirus: The Steps We're Taking

We at First Security want to take a moment to let you know about the steps we’re taking to address the spread of the Coronavirus, and to help you learn more about the ways you can avoid unnecessary contact while still taking care of your banking needs.

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Strength of Local Banks is Reason for Calm During Period of Current Volatility

On Monday, March 9th we experienced a shutdown in stock market trading. The current worry among many traders is the Coronavirus.

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First Security Welcomes Patrick Tegtmeier

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Patrick Tegtmeier has joined First Security. He joins the bank as a Retail Advisor at the First Security office in Nora Springs. As a Retail Advisor, he will be responsible for a wide range of responsibilities. Primarily, he will handle a variety of customer transactions and questions.

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First Security Welcomes Sarah Miller

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Sarah Miller has joined the First Security team in Hampton.

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First Security Donates $10,000 to Riceville First Foundation

RICEVILLE, Iowa – First Security Bank & Trust recently donated $10,000 to the Riceville First Foundation, a fundraising organization supporting the Riceville Community School District.  The donation marks the completion of fundraising for the construction of a high-tech lighted sign on the Riceville school campus.

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