About First Evanston Bancorp
First Evanston Bancorp, Inc. is a financial services and bank holding company headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, with assets in excess of $1.1 billion. Through its operating subsidiary, First Bank & Trust, First Evanston Bancorp engages in community and business banking, commercial lending, and wealth management.
When First Bank & Trust was founded in 1995 by a group of experienced bankers and local business people, there was a void in the Chicago metropolitan area banking market. As large faceless banks acquired smaller banks, personal service was disregarded and subjected to consolidation strategies. It became clear that our Chicago-area communities needed a locally controlled and highly personal service-oriented bank that focused on the interests of its customers, businesses and communities.
Investing in our communities is First Bank & Trust’s priority. Our Board of Participatory Directors and our Management Team of experienced bankers are deeply involved in our local communities and all senior management are shareholders in First Evanston Bancorp, Inc.
First Evanston Bancorp, Inc. has approximately 450 shareholders and its primary regulators are the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the State of Illinois. For information regarding investment in the company, please visit our Shareholder Information page.