Letter From Our CEO

Image of Daniel Schaffer, President of The FirstThank you for taking a moment to learn more about The First. The term “Community Bank” is used very often these days, especially by large financial institutions, credit unions and others labeling themselves as banks. The sad truth is that in this age of “Big Box” stores, bank mergers and impersonal service, businesses have lost sight of what it means to be part of a community.

At The First, we don’t just talk about our commitment to the community–it is ingrained in everything we do. We proudly remain independent, committed to local ownership, operation and investment. Our headquarters have been located here in Newtown since 1864 and our 12 branches are conveniently located throughout Bucks County. Most of our employees live here, and in many cases have attended one of the many wonderful school districts in the County. They support Bucks County businesses through their patronage and you’ll see them at many local community events. Customer deposits are put to work right here in Bucks County, too, through various loans. From consumer mortgages to commercial construction loans–we do it all; local people making local decisions every day.

We invite you to come in and see the difference for yourself. The First offers business and personal banking along with trust and wealth management products to help you meet your financial goals. Experience the personal service of a true community bank that has built its reputation serving Bucks County for more than 150 years.


Daniel Schaffer's signature
Daniel J. Schaffer