Our Mission — To be the most responsive and the most responsible banking partner for the businesses, organizations and individuals in the Chicagoland communities we serve.

Our Vision

We provide financial services to help our customers achieve their goals while making our communities better places in which to live – now and for future generations

Our Story

Chicagoland is our community. As a community owned and operated bank since 1995, First Bank & Trust is focused on offering comprehensive financial products, online and mobile banking and highly-personalized service at competitive rates to individuals, owner-operated businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the Chicagoland area. Our community roots, commercial capabilities, financial strength, and personalized service make us the bank to trust for all your financial needs.

Our Experienced Bankers act as trusted financial service advisers to all of our customers – both individuals and businesses. Our priority is to create long-lasting and durable relationships – relationships that can withstand the unpredictable nature of business and financial environmental changes. We want you to know and trust your bankers and we want to understand your individual needs as customers.

Our Communities

With retail branches in Evanston, Skokie, Winnetka and business banking centers in Evanston, Itasca and Naperville, First Bank & Trust promises to make your banking hassle free. We live, work and make decisions in these Chicago area communities and we invest in individuals and businesses who want to see our neighborhoods thrive.

Our Businesses

We take pride in serving Chicagoland’s businesses and provide a customized suite of banking services that fulfill both depository and financing needs. Our experienced lending team works hand in hand with company ownership and management, considering your company’s short and long term goals, to craft a complete financing solution not only for your company, but for your families and your employees. As a locally-owned and managed bank we can respond quickly and effectively to the changing needs of our clients.

Our Locally-Owned and Managed Company

First Bank & Trust is wholly-owned by our Holding Company, First Evanston Bancorp, Inc. Our bank is state chartered and a member of the Federal Reserve System. Our primary regulators are the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

Since our inception, we have worked toward and succeeded in attaining the highest ratings for safety, soundness and compliance from regulatory agencies. Our financial strength has been recognized by Veribanc, which has honored us with its Blue Ribbon Commendation of Excellence, indicating that First Bank & Trust is one of the strongest Banks in the country.

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