More than Just My Bank. My Partner.
Read the success stories of some of the businesses with which we've partnered:
What We Offer
Whatever the size of your business, we have account services that will meet your needs:
- Business checking accounts & banking relationships
- Business savings & investment accounts
- Commercial lending
- Treasury management services
- Online and mobile banking
What Makes First Bank & Trust Different?
First Bank & Trust was again awarded the VERIBANC’s highest rating with the Blue Ribbon Safety & Soundness Award. The Blue Ribbon designation is issued to banks that demonstrate exceptional attention to safety, soundness and financial strength. Additionally, First Bank & Trust earned an “Outstanding” Rating for Community Reinvestment, the highest possible rating from the Federal Reserve Bank. We are one of the strongest financial institutions in Chicagoland.
First Bank & Trust’s Commercial Banking team has the tools, knowledge and creativity to assist with all of your company’s banking needs.We have the expertise to be trusted advisors to ownership, their family and their employees. We have dedicated ourselves to working with Chicagoland’s family-owned businesses.
Privately Owned and Operated
First Bank & Trust is privately-held. All of its executive corps are shareholders of the Bank. As owner-operators, our lending team and officers are personally aligned to the long term success of the Bank. Being privately-held, First Bank & Trust’s strategic initiatives are longer-term and more patient than our publically-traded competitors. We feel that patient growth for the Bank is more in sync with the long-term goals of our customers.
You’re Dealing with Decision Makers
Our commercial lenders sit on the Bank’s Officers Loan Committee. You will be dealing directly with the Bank’s decision makers for credit requests and structure. Our response will be quick and decisive. Our organizational structure is flat and eliminates layers of bureaucracy that are characteristic of the banking industry.
We’re a Better Fit for Your Company
We believe our size and structure better aligns itself to the size of your company than that of our larger competition. We will personally be your account officers. Given our experience, positions at the Bank and our shareholder stake, your account officers will remain intact and be consistent to assist with your future goals and growth.