About Us

Our Dempster St. branch in Skokie

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

Bank founders Jay Lytle, Howard Kain, and Robert YohananFirst Bank & Trust was founded in 1995 by Robert Yohanan, Howard Kain, and Jay Lytle. Chicagoland is our community. As a community bank, 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: Chicago, the North Shore, and the Western Suburbs

With retail branches across the North Shore in Evanston, LibertyvilleSkokie, and Winnetka, and business banking centers in Evanston, LibertyvilleItasca 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 managed bank we can respond quickly and effectively to the changing needs of our clients.

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