CEO Letter from Prairie State Bank & Trust

Dear Friends,

On behalf of everyone at Prairie State Bank & Trust, I would like to thank you for your continued support.  We appreciate and value the trust you continue to place in us.  Prairie State Bank & Trust strives to bring our customers a one-of-a-kind banking experience, grounded in relationships and nurtured through service. We believe that by “going the extra mile,” we are not just a bank, but a key partner in helping achieve your financial goals.

Our slogan, Progressive BankingTraditional Service, reflects more than ever the challenges in today’s rapidly evolving, fiercely competitive community banking industry.  We remain committed to our core belief in managing Prairie State Bank and Trust responsibly for the long term, with integrity and with loyalty to our customers and employees.  At the same time, we strive to provide you with the most up-to-date products and services to make your banking experience convenient, efficient, productive and enjoyable.

In fact, the Prairie State Bank and Trust smartphone application is a great example of how innovative technology can make your banking extremely convenient—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can use the app to view your account balances and activity, set balance alerts, transfer funds between accounts, deposit checks,  make loan payments and turn off your debit card if it is lost or stolen.  Simply download the Prairie State Bank and Trust application from your smartphone app store to get started.

As always, I encourage you to share your thoughts and suggestions on how we can improve our products, services and customer service by clicking the “Customer Service” button at and choosing the “E-mail Us” link.  Or, feel free to speak with us at your local branch or by phone at 1-800-597-2977. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us provide that one-of-a-kind banking experience you deserve.

I am proud to say that the future of Prairie State Bank & Trust is as bright as ever.  As a Five-Star-Rated bank* and top performer as illustrated by FDIC national peer group comparisons**, we continue to provide the peace of mind you deserve. 

Please remember that the greatest compliment we can receive is being given the opportunity to form a relationship with your family members and friends. 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

John Vaughn

*Bauer Financial ( **FDIC Industry Analysis (