Coronavirus (COVID-19)

September 16, 2020

Lobby is open. Following State Guidelines, if the active Covid cases in Phillips County are 4 or greater, masks will be required.
Stay Healthy and Safe.

August 5, 2020

Lobby Closed - Due to changes in the Covid-19 situation in Phillips County and in accordance with Governor Bullock's Executive Order, The First State Bank is temporarily closing the Lobby for walk-in traffic beginning today, August 5, 2020.
Please utilize our drive-up, online banking, mobile app, ATM's, drop box and telephone.
Call us at 406-654-2340 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Keeping our customers and staff healthy and safe is a priority, while also meeting all banking needs.

May 12, 2020

Our lobby is open with social distancing and safety measures in place, but we still encourage customers to use the drive-up, drop box and internet banking whenever possible.

For lending needs, new accounts and other face-to-face banking, please schedule an appointment prior to visiting the bank. (406) 654-2340

Keeping our customers safe,

First State Bank of Malta

May 1, 2020 COVID 19 Update: 

The First State Bank is an essential business and we remain available to assist you with your banking needs; however, our lobby is currently closed for our safety, your safety, and the safety of our community. With the phased reopening of our state we will monitor conditions and circumstances before resuming normal lobby hours.
Please use both lanes of our Drive-Up from 8 am - 5:30 pm weekdays and 8:30 am - 12 noon on Saturday. We have a night drop box near the front door for deposits, loan payments and documents. We also encourage you to use our internet banking, mobile banking, bank by mail or call us for assistance.
When we make the decision to reopen our lobby, we will still encourage the use of our previously mentioned banking options to meet your financial needs whenever possible, as we continue to do our part in reducing the chance spreading this virus.We ask that you contact your lending officer with any loan questions or requests, (406) 654-2340, prior to coming into the bank so an appointment can be scheduled.
We remain absolutely committed to doing all we can to assist our customers during this difficult time; please call us at (406) 654-2340 if we can be of assistance.
Robert J. Galt

Update: April 1, 2020
We are here to help...

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and taking the necessary steps to help protect the safety and well-being of our customers and staff. Our lobby remains closed and we are continuing with some temporary changes to our operations.

• The drive-up is open, with a second teller and expanded hours. Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. Saturday drive-up hours will continue at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.

• Our ATM’s, internet and mobile banking tools are available for you. Please contact one of our customer service reps to get signed up for internet banking.

• We are just a phone call away. Please call to visit with one of our loan officers or to open any new accounts.

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