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The First National Bank Celebrates Community Banking Month – Encourages Local Banking

April 3rd, 2017
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Where you choose to bank matters. That’s the message that the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The First National Bank are sending loud and clear throughout April, which is ICBA Community Banking Month. Consumers have the power to make change happen at the community level by aligning with their community bank and putting their money to work in the neighborhood that they call home. See ICBA’s new Community Banking: Know the Difference video, which helps break it down. “Your choice of bank is your vote on where your money goes. Is it reinvested back into your own community, [ read more ]

The First Reaffirms Independence, Receives 5-Star Rating

August 10th, 2016
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Continuing in the long standing tradition of stability and service, the Board of Directors of The First National Bank have once again reaffirmed their commitment to remaining an independent, community bank. As they do every year, each re-signed the Bank’s “Declaration of Independence” – a document that ensures Bucks County will continue to have a locally owned and operated bank dedicated to the community it serves. As confirmation of that commitment, The First National Bank has been awarded the distinguished 5-Star rating for financial strength and stability from BauerFinancial, Inc. Based on the overall financial condition of the bank, this [ read more ]

The First Celebrates Innovative Investment in Schools During Financial Literacy Month

May 3rd, 2016
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In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, The First announced that its schools-based financial education program is making a positive impact on students’ understanding critical financial topics. Financial Scholars Program is a web-based interactive course designed to empower young people with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions. The First National Bank has partnered with leading education technology company EverFi to bring this interactive program to 4 high schools across Bucks County since 2012 at no cost to schools. According to recent EverFi survey data, children in the US primarily develop their financial attitudes from their parents through family [ read more ]

The First National Bank Celebrates Branch Re-Opening

April 27th, 2016
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The First National Bank celebrated the opening of its newly constructed Fairless Hills Branch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 11, 2016. The new building, constructed by C&H Construction, Inc., opened for business on March 14th. It replaces the original Fairless Hills Branch, which also operated in the DEON Square Shopping Center and opened for business in January 1989. President and CEO, Daniel Schaffer, joined board member, Allen R. Fidler III, and Branch Manager, Charmaine Harvey, along with representatives from the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce, C&H Construction and DEON Square to celebrate the occasion. Demolition of the old [ read more ]

The First National Bank Announces Management Changes

January 21st, 2016
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The First National Bank is pleased to announce the following management changes: Karen Rice is the new Branch Manager at our Main Office (Newtown). Karen joined The First as a Management Trainee in 2002 and became the Washington Crossing Manager in 2003; she was promoted to Corporate Officer later that year. In 2006 Karen moved to the Solebury Branch where she spent nine years as the Branch Manager before moving to the Main Office in 2015.     Joseph Schofield is the new Branch Manager at our Washington Crossing Branch. Joe joined The First as a Teller in 2005 and [ read more ]