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You First Banking is coming to A.J. Smith Federal Savings Banks Customers

Chief Executive Officer's Message

We’re excited to share the great news that the merger of A.J. Smith Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank, is complete. A.J. Smith has joined Peoples Bank adding the three former A.J. Smith offices, two in Orland Park (80th Avenue and Wolf Road) and one in Midlothian, Illinois, to our Banking Center network. There are now 22 Banking Centers across South Suburban Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana to better serve you.

Peoples Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Munster, Indiana, and our mission is to help our customers and communities be more successful. Our commitment to You First Banking is our promise to provide you with an exceptional banking experience and personal value to help you meet your ever-changing financial needs.

We have integrated the technology systems of A.J. Smith and Peoples Bank so that you will have the seamless use of 22 Banking Centers throughout South Suburban Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. You now have an expanded menu of personal, business, electronic, and wealth management products and services. You also have access to over 55,000 ATMs nationwide through the Allpoint Network

As your Community Bank, we feel a responsibility to provide the products and services you need to be able to bank however and whenever you choose. It’s our goal to ensure that Peoples Bank is the partner that helps you reach your financial goals based on your individual needs. At Peoples Bank, technology enhances the banking experience, but will never replace the relationships we build with our customers.

We are here to help acquaint you with our wide range of traditional and electronic products and services, as well as the benefits of banking with Peoples. We invite you to visit us on the web at to learn more about us and You First Banking.


Benjamin Bochnowski

President and Chief Executive Officer