We often think of homeownership expenses and rarely as something that can make us money, not in the future, but now. Today we’ll be looking at five ways that you can make your mortgage work for you. Find a roomie Renting out a spare room is one of the most common ways to earn income… Read More


Arizona Gives Day has arrived and if it’s anything like last year, we’re in for a record-setting day of donations. Join FirstBank and Arizonans on Tuesday, April 6 for a 24-hour day of giving that has raised over $23 million since its inception in 2013.… Read More


Select FirstBank locations are participating in a shoe drive benefitting Soles4Souls, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty and reducing waste through recycling of unwanted shoes. Customers may drop off any lightly-used shoes at any of our participating Colorado branches April 5 – April 30. How does my donation help people? Soles4Souls distributes gently-used footwear to… Read More


Raising enough cash for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for homebuyers. According to some estimates, it can take up to 15 years for people to save towards the purchase of a home, especially with conventional mortgages, which require anywhere between 5 to 20 percent down. If you’re trying to buy a $400,000… Read More


Recaudar suficiente efectivo para un enganche es a menudo el mayor obstáculo para los compradores de casa. Según algunas estimaciones, puede llevar hasta 15 años para que las personas ahorren para la compra de una casa, especialmente con hipotecas convencionales, cuales requieren un enganche de entre 5 y 20 por ciento. Si está intentando comprar una casa… Read More


In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month we’re taking a look at some of the women throughout history that helped shape technology, as well as a group of tech titans creating the future. 1. Ada Lovelace How do you make something that doesn’t exist yet? Nineteenth Century mathematician Ada Lovelace… Read More


You take precautions to avoid card fraud. You’re careful where you shop online, you filter out robocalls and you use cash when you can. But did you know that something as simple as getting gas may leave you vulnerable to skimming? Skimming can happen at any place where cards are swiped, such as an ATM,… Read More


The unfortunate reality is that fraud can happen to anyone. How you, and your financial institution, respond is crucial. Take a look at this testimonial from a FirstBank customer who received a fraudulent phishing email from an individual posing as a customer service representative. The scammer began by notifying them of an attempted fraudulent purchase on… Read More


Shopping is increasingly done online, and unfortunately fraud has followed suit. According to national credit reporting agency, TransUnion, suspected eCommerce fraud increased by 12 percent during the first month of the COVID pandemic. Luckily, we’re here to offer some helpful advice that can help protect you from becoming a victim. More online transactions can make… Read More


One of the big surprises of 2020 was the strength of the real estate market. Despite the pandemic, homes continued to sell quickly in many markets across the country. If you’re able to sell your home, now might be the best time to do so. We’re here to help get the most from your nest… Read More