Several years ago, the only commercial flight out of the Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico was cancelled. As the passengers sat around upset, cursing their bad luck, one man had an interesting idea: he decided to charter a private plane for $2,000 to Puerto Rico and charged impatient travelers $39 a head. Before people started… Read More

Join the 50,000 participants in one of the most highly acclaimed 10Ks in the world. Since 1979, the BolderBOULDER has encouraged families, friends and athletes to put their running shoes on and celebrate fitness during one of the country’s largest Memorial Day tributes. Interested in joining? FirstBank will be hosting in-branch mobile registrations for the public… Read More

62 percent of us worry about money so much it regularly impacts our sleep, according to a national survey by This means that two out of three people are laying awake at night thinking about their finances. When you consider that sleep deprivation can impair your judgment, lead to high blood pressure, weight gain… Read More

Something is growing in popularity amongst the nation’s largest generation (Millennials) and it isn’t sparkly boots, bold patterns or color blocking. It’s something far more widespread and even a little more obscure. What it is exactly? It’s SAVING. According to a recent study, an estimated 50 percent of them have $15,000+ socked away. What’s more,… Read More

According to Business Insider, the best time to sell is slowly approaching. In early May, houses sell faster and for more money than any other time of the year. If you’re eager to get your home “real estate ready” in hopes of taking advantage of the bustling market, but don’t have a big budget for trendy upgrades,… Read More

FirstBank is bringing some “Good Days” to California. Our Palm Desert branch, located at 73000 Highway 111 Palm Desert (off of Hwy 111 and Monterey), will be providing free lunch and other goodies to the public on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Along with providing free lunch… Read More

Each week, FirstBank officers converge to a sharply appointed boardroom for “Loan Committee,” where we review loan requests that exceed certain thresholds. Over the course of 90 minutes, officers get up on the podium and present certain loan deals in front of executives and staff. It’s unusual compared to other institutions, but it’s also what… Read More

What does love cost? For the average person, it’s about $137. That’s how much most people spend on Valentine’s Day, and that doesn’t even factor in costs for dates, activities or dining out. Among all U.S. consumers, we shell out a total of $18.2 billion on our loved ones. If these numbers leave you feeling… Read More

Wednesday, Feb. 28 marks FirstBank’s 55th birthday. On that day, you can swing by any of our 115-plus locations to enjoy sweet treats and refreshments on us — in celebration of five and half decades of company growth. We’ve been thinking about other ways we can recognize such an impressive milestone, and thought, there’s a lot… Read More

 Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is approaching. But there is no need to sulk if you’re single. In 2017, the average customer was predicted to spend $136 on gifts, which is about $18.2 billion total across the U.S. If you don’t have a sweetheart to spoil on Valentine’s Day, here are 14 inexpensive (or… Read More