First Security Bank & Trust

Overview / Commentary
809 Clark Street
Charles City, IA 50616

First Security Bank & Trust is headquartered in CHARLES CITY and is the 48th largest bank in the state of Iowa. It is also the 1,588th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1903 and as of December of 2023, it had grown to 109 employees at 11 locations. First Security Bank & Trust has a B health rating.

Reviews (7)

First Security

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Had some small problems at start up, about 30 days later those problems resolved, from initial ACH deposits on their side. I am not immune from problems either: dyslexia/ transpositioning numbers. Just sort it all out out, and get back on top of the biggest interest rate available. Customer service is first rate, answered phone calls fast.

No Problems So Far ...

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Everything seems very professional. You get responses to email and bank mail, and the website interface is user friendly. Hope the rate remains competitive with the other high yield reward accounts in Iowa.

I Submitted An Online Request For The High Interest Account And Was Called Back The Next Day

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i submitted an online request for the high interest account and was called back the next day. the woman who helped me was very effective and i was up and running in less than 2 weeks. the process includes getting a notary to sign your account set-up which is to be expected. the only negative aspect i've seen is that i cannot do an ETF to my other accounts at other banks. This should really be fixed but it isn't a killer.

I Just Checked The Website And It Says IA And MN Residents Only For The High Yield Account

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I just checked the website and it says IA and MN residents only for the high yield account.


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First Security is the lender of one of our neighbors large dairy farm here in Butler County. This is the second Dutch family to call this farm home in four years, previous one lasted about two years. They have left Iowa heartbroken and penniless after a less than supportive role by the bank and returned to Holland. We were blessed with a new neighbor with many years of dairying, who took over the dairy and really cleaned up the mess left behind after the bank shut out our former neighbor. Unfortunately recently I found out from another neighbor that the dairy had undergone a horrible loss to stray voltage. Only to find out they had insurance for this loss that Farm Bureau Insurance has refused even a penny of their losses, they have filed a lawsuit but like most of us who have been involved with insurance companies they fight you to the end hoping you give up or die first, hopefully our congressional people and the insurance commision are on top of this one. However we've learned the story only gets worse the bank has not helped the dairy with one loan to recover and get back in operation at a capacity that will allow them to stay in our community. I fear our state will be labeled like Ohio were they broke ten plus Dutch families of their life savings and hardwork for the gain of a few. Our community has lost so many farms that have beautiful milk cows roaming next to the road, shame on our local bankers to disrespect our community with such a lack of action.

Bank Closing All Non-Local Reward Checking Accounts On October, 7 2010

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I received a secure Email from this bank notifiying me that my reward checking account would be closed on October 7, 2010, only because I do not reside in IA or MN.  According to the bank, under the terms of this account, they have the right to close accounts for any reason. Frankly, I think that this is a bad decision by management.  Not only did this bank advertise and recruit out-of-state depositors for their reward checking program up til a few months ago,  but they made applicants jump through several administrative hoops to open and maintain this type of account.  I would have expected this kind of business decision from a Chase or CitiBank, but not from a smaller bank. Perhaps they are trying to preserve the 4.01% APY interest on this account, but this was a poor way in which to go about that goal.  I have been banking all over the USA for over 50 years, and this is the very first time that a bank decided they did not want my business and closed my account.  SHAME ON FIRST SECURITY BANK & TRUST in CHARLES CITY, IOWA.

I Terminated My Application For An Account With This Bank Because I Have Only Received A Single

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I terminated my application for an account with this bank because I have only received a single automated response to my initial application on March 23, 2010.  Since that date, I have not received ANY communications from the bank.  If they cannot address an application within 12 days, how long will it take to resolve any serious issues?  Not a good sign, so I am outta here.  First Security isn't worth my time or worthy of my money.


Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #1852
Year Established1903
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD-0.06%
Return on Equity - YTD-0.86%
Annual Interest Income$23.5MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$580.5MM$601.8MM
LoansQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$365.9MM$373.4MM
DepositsQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$508.9MM$511MM
Equity CapitalQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$44.3MM$40.6MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$6.4MM$5.1MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$3.7MM$835K
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$145K$0

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