All branches will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. 


Better Banks Sponsors Cuddles with Kindness Drive for OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois

Better Banks is pleased to once again sponsor the 2022 Cuddles with Kindness Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear Drive and serve as a drop off location. Cuddles with Kindness was founded by Taylor Larson after she spent two weeks in the Children’s Hospital of Illinois as a child. Now in its 13th year, Cuddles with Kindness continues to provide stuffed animals to kids while patients at OSF Children’s Hospital.

Watch Out for Omicron Variant Scams

Unfortunately, as Omicron quickly spreads across the region, so are the Omicron-themed phishing scams as cybercriminals look to cash in.

Better Banks Announces Scholarship Opportunity for 2022 Graduates

Better Banks announces a scholarship competition that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay-writing contest. It is all part of a program sponsored by Illinois community banks and the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking to increase public awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to the community.

Better Banks Announces the Pending Addition of Glasford Bank

Better Banks would like to announce that Glasford Bank, a member of the Better Bank Group for over 40 years, will become official branches of Better Banks in June of 2022. This pending internal merger combines two well-respected community banks as one, with both banks operating with the same shared vision and understanding of community banking. This merger will create greater convenience for both the bank’s customers and employees and both banks will continue serving the expanding and overlapping communities.

Better Banks Offers Tips to Safeguard Sensitive Data

As Americans continue to venture online in greater numbers, Better Banks is offering practical tips during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help safeguard sensitive data and mitigate losses in the event of a data breach or compromise.

Better Banks Announces New Branch Managers in Bartonville

Better Banks has a new leadership team at both Bartonville locations. Crystal Hartman recently joined the Better Banks team as the Branch Manager of the Garfield Avenue location. Crystal comes to Better Banks with over 10 years of experience in the banking industry. Crystal is well versed in all aspects of branch productivity, underwriting personal and auto loans, as well as developing team members.

Tips for Identifying a Fraudulent Email or Text

How To Recognize Phishing

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. Below are some helpful tips from the Federal Trade Commision to help you protect yourself.

Better Banks Kicks Off Fundraiser for Brad Wallin Memorial Tournament

BWMT Piggy Bank for FundraiserBetter Banks is pleased to announce a fundraiser benefiting the Brad Wallin Memorial Baseball Tournament. During the month of May, Better Banks will be collecting cash donations at all branches for the Brad Wallin Tournament. For every donation received of $5 or more, Better Banks will give the donor a baseball piggy bank.

Better Banks Celebrates Community Banking Contributions That Help Local Communities Thrive

Covid-19 Pandemic shines light on benefits of banking locally

When asked to identify the quintessential ingredient that makes community banking special, the answer is clearly “relationships.” And it has never been more apparent than over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic.

Better Banks Participates in Cuddles for Kids Valentine’s Day Drive

photo of tub of stuffed animalsBetter Banks is pleased to announce their participation in the 2021 Cuddles for Kids Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear Drive. Cuddles for Kids was founded by Taylor Larson after she spent two weeks in the Children’s Hospital of Illinois as a child.