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Financial Relief Program

For more than 150 years, Busey has delivered on a promise of trusted customer relationships and community support. Busey’s storied history of supporting associates, customers and communities continues in today’s fluid, ever-evolving landscape. 

COVID-19 is not only impacting our health and safety, it is causing significant economic disruption that may have short- and long-term implications for both individuals and businesses, making our promise of support even more important to customers during this time. 

Busey's Financial Relief Program is designed to alleviate some of the hardships you may face as a result of the pandemic itself or the resulting economic impacts.

For more information, we invite you to view President & Chief Executive Officer of Busey Bank, Robin Elliot's message of reassurance or see the informational tabs below. 

Additionally, late March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, providing financial aid to individuals and businesses impacted by the economic repercussions of COVID-19. For the most significant changes regarding this act and how they may impact you, visit our CARES Act page

Busey is here to support you — now and through the uncertainties ahead. 
We care about you, and we are here to help. Whether you’d like to schedule an appointment in our branch, get a personalized walk-through of our digital banking options so you can bank safely from home, or talk with someone about your financial concerns, we want to speak with you.
Please contact your local branch or call Busey's Customer Care team Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT. Please dial 800.672.8739 and choose option 2.
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Busey continues to offer multiple payment deferral options for qualifying customers with loans—personal, auto, home equity, mortgages and more.
Various options are still available to Busey mortgage customers, including payment relief and waiver of late fees.
To request mortgage and personal loan assistance, or if you have questions related to deferrals, please complete this online form or contact your local banker or a member of our Customer Care team at 1.800.672.8739 for assistance. Associates are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday.
Stimulus Check Scams

Ever vigilant against fraud, Busey reminds you to be especially alert to any suspicious or “too good to be true” communications you receive during this time. With the recent passage of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security—or CARES—Act and subsequent stimulus checks, the U.S. Treasury Department is warning of an uptick in possible check scams.

If you receive calls, emails or other communications claiming to be from the Treasury Department and offering COVID-19 related grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, an advanced fee or charge of any kind, please do not respond and report the fraudulent activity to the FBI at so that scammers can be tracked and stopped. 

For more information on these scams, visit the Treasury Department website

Online and Mobile Banking Transfers
With increased cases of Coronavirus-related fraud and phishing attacks, Busey is committed to providing the protection you need. For the safety of your accounts and personal information, we are implementing a three-day minimum processing for online and mobile banking transfers. Funds transferred to and/or from external accounts will not be available for at least three business days to minimize the chance of fraud. 
For the latest updates and information on how Busey is keeping our customers, associates and communities safe during this time, visit our Community Health page.
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