We want to inform you about an important change that is taking place at The Peoples Bank.

Our customers have come to expect the best and easiest banking experience from us, and we've worked hard to deliver on that expectation. Over the years, we have developed some of the best electronic and remote banking services available to consumers today and customers have responded by using them more and more each day! The added convenience and ease of transacting business without needing to come into a branch has become so popular that it has notable reduced the usage of our Newark Road location. To continue to meet our goal of delivering better service to you, as well as continuing to offer the state-of-the-art banking products you are looking for, we will be closing this location effective April 15, 2021. If you would like to come in to an office there are two locations within close proximity that we hope you will visit.

BRANCH CLOSING

Effective April 15, 2021, we will be closing our location at 1051 Newark Road. This office has experience greatly reduced usage and can no longer operate efficiently. Customers currently using this branch can bank in person at the following convenient, close-by alternatives:

Our Main Office located at 103 East Wiggin Street in Gambier is only 5 miles from our 1051 Newark Road office and our Upper Gilchrist Road Branch at 11423 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon is only 5 miles away.

INTERNET AND MOBILE BANKING

If you are not already using our state of the art online services, visit us online at www.peoplesgambier.com and enroll today! From there you can get access to Mobile Banking, along with Mobile Deposits. You can use your SMART PHONE or TABLET to:

  • Access Accounts
  • Deposit Checks
  • Check Balances
  • Locate the nearest surcharge-free ATM
  • Make Transfers
  • Pay Bills
  • And More!

Give us a call at (740) 427-2101 if you need any assistance!

EASY ACCESS PRODUCTS

The following is a list of services we currently offer that make banking with The Peoples Bank easier and more convenient than ever before:

Access to Cash/Surcharge-Free ATM Networks
The Peoples Bank belongs to Shazam's Priviledged Status ATM networks, offering you options for Surcharge-Free ATMs nationwide for cash withdrawals. Visit www.Shazam.net to fmd surcharge free ATMs when you travel. You can also get cash with your Peoples Bank Debit Card at the check-out line at your local grocery or retail store.

Free Online Banking and Free Bill Pay
Customers can easily check account balances, pay bills, transfer money, set up recurring transfers to make loan payments, view copies of checks and so much more from our versatile Web platform. You can even reorder checks! Sign up for Online Banking today by visiting our website.

Direct Deposit
Many customers already value the security and convenience of having their paycheck directly deposited into their account at Peoples Bank so that every pay period the money automatically hits their account and can be used immediately for bills, cash or any purpose. Sign up for Direct Deposit through the Human Resources department at your work and avoid a trip to the branch!

Online Loan Applications
Through our website, it is easy to apply for any mortgage online. No appointment necessary! Whenever you have the time, just log on and apply - any time, day or night in the privacy of your home or office!

Nearly all of these services are quick and easy to set up and begin to use. However, we understand you may have some questions or may wish assistance in determining which are right for you. We are always here to help, so please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Sincerely,
Alicia Freeman, President/CEO

The Peoples Bank looking out for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees remains our top priorities.

Due to the continued increase in cases of COVID-19 in Knox County, and in our ongoing effort to guard against the spread, on January 1st, 2020, we will temporarily be closing our location at 1051 Newark Road in Mount Vernon. The friendly faces you are used to see at the Newark Road office will be moving to another Peoples Bank location.

Our officess at 11423 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon and 103 East Wiggin Street in Gambier will be available to service your banking needs with:

  • These two Branch drive-thru’s will continue opening at 10 am Monday thru Saturday and closing at regular times.
  • These two Branch lobbies are open by appointment only.

Please give us a call at (740)427-2101 to ask questions, get account information, or schedule an appointment to come in. Remember, you can bank anytime, anywhere with the Peoples on the GO Mobile app or online banking. For more COVID-19 information and resources, visit our website at The Peoples Bank.

We thank you for being our customer and wish you and your family’s happiness and health during the Holiday Season and the New Year!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 19, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dominic Binkley: 614-728-4127

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic could give rise to an outbreak of scams, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost warns.

“COVID-19 is not the only thing we have to protect ourselves against,” Yost said. “Thieves and crooks prey on fear and uncertainty. Ohioans need to inoculate themselves against an outbreak of scams with knowledge and good practices.”

Yost encourages Ohioans to follow these tips to avoid coronavirus-related scams:

  • Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other expert sources with special advice or information about the coronavirus. Legitimate information is available for free on the CDC’s website.
  • Ignore online advertisements promoting cures for the coronavirus. According to the Federal Trade Commission, “There currently are no vaccines, pills, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) online or in stores.”
  • Research nonprofit organizations and crowdfunding campaigns before donating. A database of registered charities is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Avoid groups that pressure you into donating and never donate via cash, gift cards, wire transfer or prepaid money card. These are the preferred payment methods of scammers.
  • Be cautious of anyone going door to door offering coronavirus testing or temperature readings and requesting personal information. Call law enforcement immediately if you see a suspicious person. Never let strangers into your home.
  • Beware of emails and other attempts to “phish” for your personal, financial and medical information. When in doubt, do not share. If the source claims to be your bank or a government agency, confirm they are legitimate by calling the organization at a phone number you have verified.
  • Amid discussions of providing working families with government checks, know that nothing has been formalized yet. For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission website and stay tuned for updates from reliable news sources.
  • When online, avoid clicking on unknown links or pop-ups and never download any suspicious email attachment. Doing so could infect your devices with malicious software designed to steal your personal information or lock your computer until you pay a ransom.

Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.

At The Peoples Bank, our priority is first and foremost the safety of our staff, customers and community. To do our part, The Peoples Bank has taken pre-emptive steps by temporarily closing our lobby doors to prevent spread of COVID19 while offering services as usual through our drive thru locations.

We would like to reassure you that the recent Stay at Home order does not affect our ability to serve you. The Peoples Bank branches have been designated as an essential business - while our lobbies are closed, the drive-thru at each location remains open and operational.

Beginning April 6, 2020, our Opening drive-thru hours will change to 10 a.m.  If you need to meet with a banker, please do not hesitate to call us and make an appointment so that we can meet your financial needs.

If you are having or anticipate having financial difficulties due to the crisis, please reach out to us at (740)427-2101 and we can arrange for you to speak with a loan officer. The Peoples Bank is here to provide support and financial assistance any way possible to help you through this difficult time.

As always, we strongly encourage you to download our digital tools for self-service banking and 24/7 account access. Visit www.peoplesgambier.com to enroll.

The Peoples Bank has been here to serve Knox County for 100 years and will continue to be here for you!

Dear Customer,

At The Peoples Bank, the health and well-being of our customers and employees is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We've ensured that our branches, including ATM screens and keypads, and night depositories, are cleaned daily with EPA-approved disinfectants and that hand sanitizer is available for customers’ and employees’ use.

If you haven’t already, we strongly encourage you to download The Peoples Bank digital tools for self-service banking and 24/7 account access. It only takes a few minutes to enroll. Once enrolled in our online banking, you can then enroll in mobile access. Visit The Peoples Bank Mobile Banking for instructions on downloading our app.

Both digital tools allow you to transfer money, view transactions, pay bills, and check balances. The mobile app also allows you to make deposits. It’s easier and faster (in most cases) to manage your account digitally, especially given that call wait times may be longer than usual.

Should you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact us.

We continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and are here to assist our customers as needed. Please visit our website at www.peoplesgambier.com for the latest updates.

For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.

We wish you, your family, and our employees the best of health during this time.