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IDES Unemployment Insurance Fraud Alert

In an official press release last week, the Illinois Department of Employment Security issued a statement acknowledging “a widespread fraud scheme that is being conducted nationwide, impacting each state’s federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs, implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic”.  Numerous reports have been received of individuals receiving unemployment insurance funds, despite […]

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Is There a Coin Shortage?

  It’s a normal Monday morning and you’re getting coffee and a muffin on your way to work.  You’ve gone to a local store, made your purchases, and headed to the checkout counter only to be greeted by a sign that says “Exact Change Only Please.”  Being a diligent, prepared shopper, you are able to […]

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Murphy-Wall State Bank Chairman of the Board Matthew Bigham and newest Chairman Brian Crawford

Murphy-Wall Directorate Elects Bigham as Chairman,

Crawford as Director to Continue Legacy of Leadership The Directors of Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company are pleased to announce that Matthew D. Bigham has been elected as Chairman of the Board and Brian J. Crawford as board member. Matthew is the son of David and Nancy Bigham and grandson of former chairman of […]

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COVID-19 Banking Services Update as of June 8, 2020

As the Restore Illinois plan remains in Phase III, we continue to monitor the guidelines daily, assessing the viability of reopening our lobbies to normal traffic. Our branch locations at Murphysboro, Elkville, Carterville, and Marion will continue to keep ATMs and Drive-Up services open and will assist customers by appointment who require lobby access for […]

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Funds Availability Update

Effective July 1, 2020 our Funds Availability policy will be changed to the following: We are increasing the amount we make immediately available for withdrawal by checks not subject to next day availability to $225. In addition, the amount available for withdrawal on the second business day after the day of your deposit for large […]

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Murphy-Wall State Bank employee Matt Brooks

Matt Brooks Joins Murphy-Wall Team

A familiar face in the Southern Illinois banking industry is making waves in Murphysboro.  Matt Brooks, AVP/Lending Officer has recently taken on serving the Murphysboro area at Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company. Brooks has been a Murphysboro resident for the past 18 years, with a decade of experience in community banking settings. However, many […]

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Caution

Notice to Residential Loan Customers

***NOTICE TO RESIDENTIAL LOAN CUSTOMERS*** Recently a Company named US HOME GUARD LLC had been sending letters to our residential loan customers regarding Home Warranty Sales.  The advertisements appear that Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust is either sending the ad, in cooperation with the company, or supporting the company.  We can assure you this is […]

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It’s Community Banking Week in Illinois

    Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company has remained community-focused in good times and bad since 1874! With 5 branches to serve you, we are never far away! We strive to support local families, invest in local business, and help our communities thrive! YOUR Community Bank! This is Community Banking Week in Illinois, and […]

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COVID-19: IMPORTANT UPDATE April 2, 2020

President Donald Trump has extended the Coronavirus guidelines for America through April 30th. We understand the difficulties our communities are facing in this trying time, and will continue to accommodate to the best of our ability. Murphy-Wall is reaching out to our business customers and other community businesses by offering emergency funding assistance through federal […]

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COVID-19: IMPORTANT UPDATE March 19, 2020

Serving our customers is our top priority, this includes making certain that we take steps to assist in deterring the spread of the Coronavirus.  The pandemic is health related and we want to assure our customers that although our services have been redirected to our drive-ups and other electronic self-service options, there is NOT a […]

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Drive-Through Remains Open

At this time, our lobbies remain open for business, but if you do not need to utilize our lobby services, WE URGE YOU TO USE THE DRIVE-THROUGH LANES AT EACH OF OUR BRANCHES HELPING US ASSIST OUR COUNTRY IN REDUCING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. Thank you.

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Important Notice

March 14, 2020 To our Valued Customers: Serving our customers is our top priority, this includes making certain that we take steps to assist in deterring the spread of the Coronavirus.  As of this writing we are not aware of any local contracted cases, however that does not eliminate our staff or our customers from […]

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Chairman of the Murphy-Wall State Bank Board Joe Crawford

J Joseph “Joe” Crawford

  To pay respect to our Chairman, J Joseph “Joe” Crawford, the Pinckneyville lobby will close from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  Our Drive-up will be open normal business hours.  We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, January 22nd.   Visitation will be on Monday 5:00 PM – 8:00 […]

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Open House for Kathy’s Retirement

  Please make plans to join us Friday April 26, 2019 to wish Murphy-Wall State Bank Senior VP Kathy Marlow a long, healthy and happy retirement following 45 years of dedicated service! Refreshments will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Pinckneyville branch. MURPHY-WALL STATE BANK ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF […]

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Upon their recent course completion, Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) Graduates Kara D. Austin and Kathy Kellerman of Murphy-Wall State Bank stand with Callan E.H. Stapleton, FLA Leader, Vice President Education Services and Products & Services.

Austin and Kellerman Graduate from Future Leaders Alliance

Pinckneyville – Kara D. Austin, (Electronic Banking Specialist, Deposit Operations & Data Processing) and Kathy Kellerman, Assistant Vice President / Teller Supervisor, Murphy-Wall State Bank, Pinckneyville, have graduated from the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) offered through the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The graduation commencement was conducted during the IBA’s annual ONE Conference at the Embassy […]

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Meschelle Brand, Vice President/Compliance Officer at Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company

Murphy-Wall State Bank VP Reappointed to the IBA Compliance Division Advisory Committee

Meschelle Brand, Vice President/Compliance Officer at Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company in Pinckneyville IL, was recently reappointed to the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) 2018-2019 Compliance Advisory Committee by IBA President and CEO Linda Koch. As a member of the Committee, Meschelle will assist the IBA in developing and maintaining programs for providing information, guidance […]

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Murphy-Wall State Bank EVP Reappointed to the IBA Human Resources Committee

Susan Davis, EVP/COO at Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company, Pinckneyville IL, recently was reappointed to the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) 2018-2019 Human Resources Committee by IBA President and CEP Linda Koch. As a member of the Committee, Susan will assist in developing the human resources track for The ONE Conference and on an array […]

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Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company employee Bailey Thompson, Sarah Folden, and Monika Holder attend the ONE Conference

Employees attend ONE Conference

Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company employees; Claudia Choate, Kara Austin, Monika Holder, Sarah Folden and Bailey Thompson recently participated in The ONE Conference sponsored by the Illinois Bankers Association.  The event was held March 1-2 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. The conference features seven educational tracks – 37 sessions in all – […]

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Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company employee Monika Holder graduates from FLA

Bank Employee Graduates from FLA

Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company AVP Monika Bajan Holder has graduated from the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) offered through the Illinois Bankers Association.  The graduation commencement was held during the IBA’s annual ONE Conference at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria on March 2nd.  The thirteen-month FLA program is dedicated to enhancing the professional […]

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