Q What happened to my www.Bluestem.com website link?
A For the past six months, if you used www.bluestem.com to reach our website, we redirected you to the Bank of Pontiac home page for your convenience. We are now finding it necessary to shut off this feature. In order to access the Bank of Pontiac website, you will want to change your bookmarks/shortcuts to www.bankofpontiac.com. The old shortcut will display a "page cannot be displayed" error after July 15th, unless the shortcut is changed.
Q Are Bank of Pontiac deposit accounts FDIC insured?
A Each depositor's funds are insured to $250,000 and that limitation applies to the total of a person's funds in checking deposits, savings deposits, and time certificates of deposit for which an insured bank is liable. In addition to their individual insured accounts, each person is entitled to a maximum of $250,000 coverage for their interest in all of their joint accounts.
For more information about FDIC Insurance Coverage, visit the FDIC web site or contact a Bank of Pontiac Customer Service Representative at 1-815-844-6155.
Q How do I set up Direct Deposit of my payroll check?
A After your Bank of Pontiac checking application has been approved, you will receive Bank of Pontiac's routing and transit number and your account number. If your employer participates in a direct deposit program, simply provide this information to the human resources or payroll department at your company and your direct deposit will usually begin within thirty days.
Q How do I set up Direct Deposit of my Social Security check?
A After your Bank of Pontiac checking application has been approved, you will receive Bank of Pontiac's routing and transit number and your account number. Simply contact Social Security, and have your Social Security Number and account information available to set up your direct deposit right over the phone. You may also sign a short form at the bank and we will electronically transmit your request.
Q Can I get information about my checking/savings accounts by phone?
A Yes! Account information is available with our Bookkeeping Department during business hours at any of our banking locations or ask about TeleBank 24, our Voice Response System for automated account information 24 hours a day.
Q What products can I apply for online?
A Currently, you can apply for a Newcomer Kit online. A tenant application and several tenant forms are also available online on our Farm Management page. We offer printable applications for loans, debit cards, TeleBank24, Online Banking, Online Bill Pay, and FunTimers.
Q Is interest paid on Bank of Pontiac checking accounts?
A Yes! We offer several interest bearing checking accounts. If you want a checking account that pays interest, check out our Investment Money Market Account or our Interest Checking Account on our Personal Solutions page.
Q Can I do all of my banking with Bank of Pontiac?
A Yes! Thanks to the convenience of Direct Deposit, Online Banking, ATMs and Bank-by-Mail, everyday banking activities can be performed from the comfort of home or while on the go. Contact us with questions about your banking needs.
Q Can I look at all of my transactions at any time?
A Yes! With Online Banking, you have access to your account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Q How frequently is my Bank of Pontiac information updated?
A Bank of Pontiac updates all customer information nightly. Whether you access our Online Banking site or visit our customer service department, your account information is updated every day to reflect all account activity.
Q Are wire transfers possible to and from my Bank of Pontiac checking account?
A Yes! Funds can be transferred to and from Bank of Pontiac accounts by wire transfer or via ACH (Automated Clearing House) debits or credits. Call our Wire Transfer department or our Bookkeeping department at 1-815-844-6155 for details.
Q How do I make a deposit to my account from a remote location?
A You can do most of your banking by using direct deposit, ATMs or ACH (Automated Clearing House) transactions. Bank of Pontiac also offers a bank-by-mail service which allows you to mail non-recurring deposits. Contact us for details on a method that's best for you.