First Belleville Bancshares didn't buy First National Bank in Hays, Kan., because of the seller's accounts-receivable unit, though the business could prove to be a nice added value.

First Belleville in Abilene, Kan., completed its purchase of First National Bank on Jan. 8 for an undisclosed price. The main draw was First National's two branches, in Hays and Plainville, says Kyle Campbell, president of First Belleville's Astra Bank. First Belleville has roughly $270 million in assets, including the latest acquisition.

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