A few weeks ago, our management team (VP of Marketing Joe Amato-Baril,  Banking Officer Cassie Sosa and Regional President Emily Robinson) went undercover as King Soopers employees and surprised more than 100 unsuspecting shoppers by paying for their groceries. In return, we asked them to consider paying it forward to their favorite charity on Colorado… Read More


An Emmy award-winning visual effect artist, two fans of Nintendo and a passion for brewing – these are the ingredients behind one of Phoenix’s favorite craft breweries, 8-Bit Aleworks. Started by Ryan and Krystina Whitten in 2015, 8-Bit’s name and retro-gaming theme was inspired from the Nintendo game console the husband-wife duo played as kids. The… Read More


Thanks to mainstream entertainment like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later and World War Z, you’ve probably thought about what you would do, where you would go (*ahem*…highly secure military base or Winterfell) and how you would survive if a zombie outbreak rendered our world helpless. “Zombie attacks” made the list of disasters people worry… Read More


Believe it or not, fall presents one of the best times to save some serious cash on travel, energy costs and more. Here are seven incredibly easy money saving tips to get you started: Say no to Pumpkin Spice Lattes. When the leaves fall and the weather cools, there’s something very enticing about popping into… Read More


October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. Here are five tips to keep your money safe: 1)  Set up account alerts. This is an easy and effective way to both manage your finances and alert you to possible fraudulent transactions through email or text message. Click on the heading “Settings & Alerts” to enroll for… Read More


FirstBank Launches 90 Seconds to Success Yep. You heard that right! FirstBank’s popular business video competition is back. Renamed “90 Seconds to Success,” the contest will award two companies—one in Colorado and one in Arizona— $20,000 each (twenty thousand dollars each!). Runners-up in both states will receive $2,500. How it works: Business owners can enter… Read More


FREE food for customers this Friday. This Friday, Sept. 2 — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — FirstBank’s Franklin branch, located at 1617 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver, will be dishing out FREE lunch for customers. The Real Deal food truck, which features fruit smoothies and Latin cuisine, will be on-site serving up yummy dishes and all… Read More


Saving Up for Your Time Off According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, August has the highest number of births. What’s more, September 16th represents the most common birthday of the year. While we can only speculate about why so many babies are born this time of year (insert cheeky remarks about too many glasses… Read More


Young adults often bump into a cold fact of financial life: Having no credit history can limit your options just as much as having bad credit does. Lenders, rental offices and insurance companies use your financial track record to judge how likely you are to pay debts and bills — and if you’re a blank… Read More