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March 27th, 2020

 
UPDATE: Limited Access to Banking Centers to Continue
 
Fortress Bank remains open to serve your financial needs. Our primary goal continues to be protecting both you, our valued customer, and Fortress Bank staff. Toward that goal and in accordance with the most recent guidance from local, state, and federal government officials, Fortress Bank is extending limited access to our Banking Center facilities for the foreseeable future. We continue to conduct business primarily through our drive-up windows, which remain open during normal business hours. You may also contact your local branch by telephone or, if necessary, request an in-office appointment.
 
We look forward to opening our facilities to normal operations as soon as authorities deem it safe. Until then, we remind you that besides our on-site facilities, you can also access your Fortress Bank accounts and financial products anytime through our ATMs, mobile apps, and online banking, at www.bankfortress.com. In addition, our website offers important tools and information to help you with your financial needs during this unprecedented event, including: 
 
  • Bank and branch news updates related to coronavirus events
  • Online banking and bill pay
  • Mobile capture app download information
  • Person-to-person and account-to-account payments and transfers
  • Online loan applications and account openings
 
We remain committed to providing the excellent service you have come to know and expect from us. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local branch with any questions or financial needs you have.

March 20th, 2020

 
ALL Fortress Bank Branches remain OPEN to serve you!
 
As another step in continuing efforts to manage the spread of the coronavirus, Governor Pritzker today issued a shelter in place order for all non-essential workers in the State of Illinois. We want you to know that banks and credit unions are recognized as essential services and as such, Fortress Bank branches in Illinois and Iowa remain open and staffed to meet your financial needs.
 
In addition, we remain committed to protecting both you, our valued customer, and Fortress Bank staff by limiting access to our banking center facilities through March 31st, 2020.  During this time, we will conduct business primarily through our drive-up windows, which will remain open during normal business hours. You may also contact your local branch by telephone or, if necessary, request an in-office appointment.  
 
Finally, besides our on-site facilities, please remember, you can access your Fortress Bank accounts and financial products anytime through our ATMs, mobile apps, and online banking, at www.bankfortress.com.

March 17th, 2020

To protect both you, our valued customer, as well as Fortress Bank staff, effective Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 Fortress Bank will join many other banks and credit unions and limit access to our Banking Center facilities. These limits will remain in place through Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.   During this time, we will conduct business primarily through our drive-up windows, which will remain open during normal business hours. You may also contact your local branch by telephone or, if necessary, request an in-office appointment.  
 
These actions are consistent with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as recommendations by Federal, State, and Local governments on limiting social gatherings and practicing social distancing.
 
Besides our on-site facilities, please remember, you can access your Fortress Bank accounts and financial products anytime through our ATMs, mobile apps, and online banking, at www.bankfortress.com. In addition, our website offers important tools and information to help you with your financial needs during this unprecedented event, including:
 
  • Bank and branch news updates related to coronavirus events
  • Online banking and bill pay
  • Mobile capture app download information
  • Person-to-person and account-to-account payments and transfers
  • Online loan applications and account openings
 
How we serve you during this time may be a little different than normal, but know that Fortress Bank remains committed to providing the excellent service you have come to know and expect from us.   On behalf of all Fortress Bank directors, officers, employees and stockholders, thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
 
Warm Regards,
Dean A. Heinzmann
President

March 16th, 2020

As concern about the coronavirus increases, we want you to know that the safety and wellbeing of every Fortress Bank customer and employee are our topmost priorities. With that in mind, Dean Heinzmann issued a Coronavirus Statement on behalf of Fortress Bank today. Please review Dean's statement to understand what Fortress Bank is doing now to monitor the coronavirus situation and to take precautions to ensure the health of our customers and our staff.
 
In addition, we've established this Coronavirus News & Update page. We'll use this space to keep you updated on the latest planning and activities we're undertaking to help you feel safe visiting our facilities and ensure uninterrupted access to your accounts and all of our products and services.
 
Finally, you'll find information about the operational status of our branches, and about our online and mobile banking resources, on the right side of this page.
 
We hope you find all of these resources helpful during this time of rapid developments and change.