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The First Continues Tradition, Donates $100,000 to Local Schools

October 17th, 2014

For the tenth consecutive year, The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown has partnered with Buckingham Friends School to distribute its Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program scholarship donation. The $100,000 donation was presented to eight area schools on October 8, 2014. The EITC program is a great way for businesses to direct tax dollars. “The EITC program provides families a choice in education and the promise of a bright future for their children,” said Daniel Schaffer, President of The First. “Year after year, it is our privilege to provide scholarship funding to these outstanding local schools.” The scholarship [ read more ]

The First National Bank Sponsors Warwick Township Community Events

September 23rd, 2014

Representatives from The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown were on hand at a recent Warwick Township Supervisors meeting to present a donation to the Parks and Recreation Committee. Kevin Dolton, Jamison Branch Manager, presented Daniel Sharapan, Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Space, with a check for $3000 in sponsorship of two community events: The 2nd Annual Rib Cook-Off & Horseshoe Tournament was held on Saturday, September 13th from 12pm – 3pm at Guinea Lane Park. The 1st Annual Lewy Body Awareness Walk, a family/dog friendly 5K walk to be held on Sunday, September 28th, 10am-2pm at [ read more ]

The First National Bank Reaffirms Commitment to Independence

June 30th, 2014

Newtown, PA. June 30 – The oldest bank in Bucks County once again made a formal move to reaffirm its commitment to remaining an independent, community bank. To commemorate their 150th anniversary, The Board of Directors of The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown made the announcement at their meeting on June 24, 2014, during which they signed the bank’s unique document known as its “Declaration of Independence.” The declaration ensures that Bucks County will continue to have a locally owned bank which operates to serve the needs of the unique community. “Our commitment to the people of [ read more ]

The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown’s 150th Anniversary Recognized by the ICBA

June 9th, 2014

The First National Bank & Trust Company of Newtown was recently recognized by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) for reaching their 150th anniversary, a milestone achieved by remaining an independent community bank, dedicated to serving the needs of Bucks County. “It is community banks like The First National Bank & Trust Company of Newtown which drive economic stability and prosperity on Main Street and make their communities a better place to work and live,” said Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO. “They are the definition of relationship bankers, passionately committed to serving the needs of their local [ read more ]

The First Celebrates Financial Literacy Month at Neshaminy High School

May 19th, 2014

In celebration of Financial Literacy month, The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown hosted a certification ceremony at Neshaminy High School (NHS) for The First National Financial Scholars Program, an initiative to bring critical financial literacy education to high school students across their community. The First National Bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc., the nation’s leading education technology company, to bring this interactive, web-based financial management program to high school students at no cost to the schools or taxpayers. For the second year, over 100 NHS students earned their certification and were recognized at the recent ceremony, which [ read more ]

The First National Bank to Host FREE Document Shredding

April 17th, 2014

In response to the public’s overwhelming attendance at the bank’s previously sponsored free shredding events, The First National Bank is once again doubling the document shredding capacity to meet the public’s demand. The document shredding event will continue at its new, bigger venue – The Bucks County Community College. It will be held on Saturday, May 3. “We are delighted to offer this free service to the community and we know from past experience that the public loves helping protect themselves against identity theft by bringing documents in to be permanently destroyed,” said Dan Shaffer, President & CEO of The [ read more ]

How 0% Auto Financing Could Cost You More.

March 30th, 2014

Before you give up a rebate and take 0% financing on your new car, do your homework–you may actually pay more in the end. First National recommends taking the rebate up front along with one of our low interest car loans. For example, here’s how the numbers look for a new vehicle which costs $18,000: First National Dealer Vehicle Price $18,000 $18,000 Rebate Taken $3,000 $0 Amount Financed $15,000 $18,000 Interest Rate 5.99% 0% Term 48 months 48 months Monthly Payment $352.38 $375 Total of Payments $16,914.07 $18,000 Total Savings $1085.93 This is just one example. We’d love to discuss [ read more ]

The First Donates $100,000 to Local Schools

October 15th, 2013

For the ninth consecutive year, The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown has partnered with Buckingham Friends School to distribute its Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program scholarship donation. The $100,000 donation was recently presented to eight area schools. The EITC program is a great way for businesses to direct tax dollars. “The First National Bank is proud to provide scholarship funding to these outstanding local schools.” said Daniel Schaffer, President of The First. “The EITC program provides families with children a choice in their education and a promising future.” The scholarship program falls under Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax [ read more ]

The First National Bank Supports Beechwood NeuroREhab

June 26th, 2013

In a show of support for Beechwood NeuroREhab, The First National Bank & Trust Company of Newtown recently placed a generous order for their Beechtree bath and body products. These products are manufactured and packaged through the Beechwood vocational program and provide a meaningful paid work experience for the individuals served. Located in Langhorne, PA, Beechwood NeuroREhab is a program of Woods Services, offering a broad spectrum of community-integrated rehabilitation services for individuals with brain injury or other neurological disorders. “We are proud to support the work of Beechwood NeuroREhab and the Beechtree program,” said Daniel Schaffer, President, The First. [ read more ]

The First National Bank Helps Shady Brook Farm Celebrate 100th Anniversary

June 12th, 2013

The First National Bank & Trust Company of Newtown honored long-time customer Shady Brook Farm for their 100th anniversary by sponsoring the fireworks display held at their celebration on Saturday, June 8th. “As the oldest bank in Bucks County we know that it takes commitment and dedication to keep a business up and running,” said Daniel Schaffer, President, The First. “We congratulate Shady Brook Farm on their 100th anniversary and wish them many more years of success.” To see the history of Shady Brook Farm visit: www.shadybrookfarm.com/celebrating-100-years Founded in 1864, The First National Bank is Bucks County’s oldest, most established [ read more ]

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