Business Spotlight–First National Bank of Waterloo!!


In 1912 A. C. Bollinger and Dr. N.B. Pautler, together with a group of Waterloo businessmen and farmers, obtained a charter for the First National Bank of Waterloo. The first Board of directors included Bollinger, Pautler, H.C. Voris, John J. Koenigsmark, Ernst W. Loehr, A.C. Rexroth, Thomas Ruch, and Louis Stumpf. Thus began the First National Bank of Waterloo with total deposits of $26,625.

Today First National Bank of Waterloo has total assets of approximately $480 million. The bank has always been a leader in the banking community with a dedicated staff and Board of Directors. The tradition that started in 1912 continues today. We are still locally owned and dedicated to providing financial support for our community’s progress, building one-on-one relationships with our customers and committing time and leadership to local civic and charitable organizations. We have been and continue to be a lending leader in local communities. Our team of banking experts helps businesses flourish and residents’ dreams come true through our many lending solutions. As a community bank, that’s our goal! With 11 branches in Central and Southern Illinois, we’ve grown, evolved and offer many additional locations for convenience, but our core values remain the same. Our customer-focused approach has set a standard for banking in the area. Stop by and see us anytime, or visit our website at for information about our products and services. Experience the difference – Our interest is YOU!