Under the Federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) evaluates our performance in meeting the financial services needs of the communities we serve, including the needs of low-income to moderate-income households. The FDIC also takes this record into account when deciding on certain applications submitted by us for approval.

Your involvement is encouraged.

You are entitled to certain information about our operations and our performance under the CRA.  You may review today the public section of our most recent CRA evaluation, prepared by the FDIC, and a list of services provided at this branch.  You may also have access to the following additional information, which we will make available to you at this branch within five calendar days after you make a request to us:

  1. A map showing the assessment area containing this branch, which is the area in which the FDIC evaluates our CRA performance in this community.
  2. Information about our branches in this assessment area.
  3. A list of services we provide at those locations.
  4. Data on our lending performance in this assessment area.
  5. Copies of all written comments received by us that specifically relate to our CRA performance in this assessment area, and any responses we have made to those comments.

If we are operating under an approved strategic plan, you may also have access to a copy of the plan.

At least 30 days before the beginning of each quarter, the FDIC publishes a nationwide list of the banks that are scheduled for CRA examination in that quarter.  This list is available from the Regional Director, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP), FDIC, 300 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois, 60606. You may send written comments about our performance in helping to meet community credit needs to President, Arcola First Bank, Box 100, Arcola, IL 61910 and the FDIC Regional Director. You may also submit comments electronically through the FDIC’s Web site at (  Your letter, together with any response by us, will be considered by the FDIC in evaluating our CRA performance and may be made public.

You may ask to look at any comments received by the FDIC Regional Director. You may also request from the FDIC Regional Director an announcement of our applications covered by the CRA filed with the FDIC.

April 30, 2021