Allied First Bank, a full-service community bank headquartered in Oswego, Ill., provides personal and business banking services both online and in person.
Allied First Bank won the 2007 Annual Award for Business Excellence from the Business Ledger, a newspaper in suburban Chicago. The award is based on business achievement, growth, innovation and community involvement.
Allied First Bank employees stay active and involved with the Oswego community and bank employees provide personalized service for every customer. Customers can also take advantage of the bank's high tech services.
Allied First offers customers a variety of accounts to meet individualized needs, including a checking account designed for students that can be linked to a parent's account for easier transfers.
Consumers interested in building an emergency savings fund can start with a savings account and then, as their funds build, they can move funds into a money market fund or a certificate of deposit (CD).
Online banking through Allied First Bank allows customers to access their accounts 24 hours a day, pay bills and check bank statements. Transfers are easy to make within the bank and to and from other banks, credit unions, brokerages and investment accounts of Allied First customers.
Customers can work with Allied First representatives to apply for a mortgage loan, a home equity loan or an auto or boat loan. As of 2010, the Better Business Bureau gives an A- to the mortgage division of Allied First.
The bank provides free retirement planning seminars for customers and offers IRA accounts for building retirement savings.