Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated March 20, 2020

To our valued customers and community,
The directors, officers, and staff at The First State Bank of Malta are taking steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and employees. We feel that it would be in the best interest of our community to close our lobby as of Monday March 23rd
Remember we are just a phone call away. Please call for an appointment to visit with one of our loan officers or to open any new accounts.
We offer many additional banking options:
  • Online and mobile banking – Gives you 24/7 access to your accounts. Check balances, transfer funds, pay bills and loans using your mobile phone. If you aren’t currently enrolled, call us to be enrolled immediately. It only takes a few minutes!
  • Drive-Up Services -- Our drive up will remain open, and for our customer’s convenience we have added a second teller to our drive-up and expanded our drive-up hours, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:30 pm. We will also continue with our Saturday drive up hours, 8:30 -12:00.
  • ATM – Surcharge free banking at any of our 4 Automated Teller Machines in Malta and Saco.
  • Night Drops – A night drop is located at the front of the bank for use after hours to make deposits. It will post to your account the following business day.
  • Telephone – Please call us at 406-654-2340 anytime between 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturdays, excluding bank holidays. Many transactions can be handled without customers leaving their homes.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may bring our customers and community, but we feel
The First State Bank of Malta needs to do its part in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Thank you
Robert J. Galt
The First State Bank of Malta


March 18, 2020

Valued Customers,

During these unprecedented times, The First State Bank of Malta is committed to the health and safety of its employees and customers.

To do our part with “social distancing”, we are asking our customers to utilize our online & mobile banking products, together with our drive-up windows, night drop, and ATM's to limit your exposure to any potential harm.  Please check with the Bank for current operating hours, and if you need to meet with your lender, or any other officer, you can contact us for an appointment.

At this time our bank lobby remains open during regular business hours, but we urge our customers to use their own best judgement whether to visit us in person or to utilize the services listed above.  In order to better serve you, we have added an additional teller in the drive-up and expanded our drive-up hours (8:00am-5:30pm), Monday through Friday.  Our Saturday drive-up hours remain the same (8:30am-12:00pm).

Due to this ever-changing environment, we encourage you to check our website for future updates.

The First State Bank of Malta cares deeply about our employees, customers, and community.  We ask that you take care of yourselves and your loved ones.


Robert J. Galt