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The First Reaffirms Independence, Receives 5-Star Rating

August 10th, 2016

The Board of Directors of The First National BankContinuing 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 achievement indicates that The First is one of the strongest banks in the nation.

“A 5-star rating from BauerFinancial is an honor we don’t take lightly,” said Daniel J. Schaffer, President/CEO of The First. “Our commitment to safety, stability, and independence remains unwavering; Bucks County will continue to have an independent, community bank here at The First.”

To read The First National Bank’s “Declaration of Independence,” visit

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, FL., the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays for its rating, nor can it be eluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting

Founded in 1864, The First National Bank is Bucks County’s oldest, most established bank, with twelve branches in Bucks County. The First is committed to local ownership, operation and investment.