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First National Bank and Trust Celebrates American Housing Month & Recognized with Award

July 2, 2014

Beloit, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 02, 2014

First National Bank and Trust was recently recognized as a 2013 Million Dollar Lender Award recipient by the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Program in Wisconsin. The award recognized 73 lenders in Wisconsin that approved more than $1 million in GRH loans during 2013, helping more than 3,900 households in Wisconsinpurchase 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 $850 million. Commitment to full service banking, investments, wealth management, home loans, exceptional service, and Sound Advice has positioned First National Bank and Trust Company as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit

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