Gen Zers and Millennials are making their financial well-being a priority after a year of high inflation and fluctuating interest rates. A recent survey by Fidelity revealed 75% of Gen Zers and Millennials included financial goals in their New Year’s resolutions vs. 53% of Baby Boomers.  Here are three key financial trends Gen Z and… Read More


La generación Z (personas nacidas entre los años 1995 y 2000) ha adoptado un enfoque diferente para ahorrar para el futuro comparado con generaciones anteriores. Una tendencia reciente llamada “soft saving” prioriza las mentalidades de “solo se vive una vez” (YOLO, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre ahorros a largo plazo. De hecho, el 73%^… Read More


In recent years, the United States has seen a vast increase in the demand for housing due to population growth, low interest rates and a strong economy. But according to a recent “State of the Nation Housing” report, those economic tailwinds also led to increased home prices, record rates of housing unaffordability and cost-burdened renters.… Read More


It’s no secret purchasing property is a time-tested strategy to help build wealth. Owning commercial real estate provides tax benefits, financial advantages, and other perks buyers can use to make a profit.  Here’s what you need to know about Owner-Occupied Commercial Real Estate (OOCRE) and how buyers can use this tool to improve cash flow.… Read More


FirstBank believes in ensuring diversity is represented at each level of the organization. In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s women in leadership. Today we’re featuring Jamie Block, IT Director, Infrastructure. Hometown: Metamora, Illinois Years at FirstBank: 5 years In three to four sentences, describe your experience in… Read More


FirstBank believes in ensuring diversity is represented at each level of the organization. In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s women in leadership. Today we’re featuring Patricia Johnston, Senior Vice President of Loan Servicing. Hometown: Dixon, California Years at FirstBank: 11 years Other positions held with organizations/boards: In… Read More


FirstBank believes in ensuring diversity is represented at each level of the organization. In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s women in leadership. Today we’re featuring Jessica Anson, IT Director, Apps Development.       Hometown: Littleton, CO Years at FirstBank: 24 years Other positions held with organizations/boards: I served as… Read More


In partnership with the Phoenix Suns, FirstBank is hosting the return of the Small Business Empowerment Awards. This season-long program is designed to strengthen marginalized communities and minority-owned businesses across the Valley, through financial and promotional support. Check out the winners below: Small Business Empowerment Award Winners “Los Suns Small Business MVP” Winner- Notambox Notambox… Read More


De acuerdo con IBM^, la brecha de datos promedio le costó a las empresas $4.45 millones en el 2023. Con el 51 por ciento de las organizaciones planeando aumentar las pruebas de respuesta a incidentes, detección de amenazas y más, FirstBank sigue invirtiendo y expandiendo en formas de cómo protegemos su dinero e información personal.… Read More