Press Release

First National Bank and Trust Receives 2014 Million Dollar Award

Release date: 7/16/2015

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust was recently recognized as a 2014 Million Dollar Lender Award recipient by the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Program in Wisconsin. The award recognized lenders throughout Wisconsin that approved more than $1 million in GRH loans during 2014, helping more than 3,200 households in Wisconsin purchase a home of their own. This announcement comes as national American Housing Month wraps up.

Throughout the summer, FNBT will continue to provide consumers with valuable housing information. Tips for both renters and homeowners will include choosing the right housing option, getting a loan, improving your credit score, going green and saving for a down payment.

“As the housing market gets into full swing, we remind customers that choosing the housing option that is best suited for your current lifestyle, and financial situation is critical,” said Lisa Grover, FNBT’s vice president of consumer and residential mortgage lending. “FNBT recognizes the importance of quality housing and we will be there to support our customers, whether they choose to rent or buy.”

Throughout the summer, FNBT will provide a variety of resources to help educate consumers on the issues and options of housing.  These materials will cover the following topics:

  • Housing choices: The pros and cons of renting and buying         
  • Housing terms 101
  • Saving for a down payment
  • Tips for choosing your first home
  • Tips for improving your credit score
  • Tips for making your home more environmentally friendly 

First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-owned, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust Company now serves more than 27,000 households in 9 communities and 12 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $820 million. Commitment to full service banking, investments, asset management, exceptional service, and Sound Advice has positioned First National Bank and Trust Company as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit