The First 125

Forever starts with the first 125 years

We've reached it together

First Citizens Bank was founded on the values of building meaningful relationships, delivering excellent customer service and focusing on long-term results. For 125 years, we've been devoted to putting customers first—we've done it together. Here's to 125 more years of continuing our tradition.

First Citizens Bank 125 Year Anniversary


Frank: 125 years. It's an important milestone in the history of First Citizens Bank, but we like to think of it as just the beginning.

Hope: Thinking about our 125th anniversary means thinking about the kind of bank we are and how we got there.

Frank: First Citizens is a bank that thinks about the future, not just the next quarter or the next year, but the next decade and the next generation.

Hope: And that's the heart of this anniversary. We look back at our past so we can look ahead to our future.


Frank: What does the future look like for First Citizens? If the past is any guide, we'll be bringing the same values to our customers, big and small.

Hope: There's definitely a First Citizens way of doing things. Always keeping an eye on the long-term, thinking in terms of people, and not just money, and building relationships that last.

Frank: An essential part of the First Citizens way of doing banking is remembering that the way people bank with us changes, but the values we bring to our customers, those shouldn't ever change.

Hope: We believe in learning and growing and innovating and adapting with a changing world.

Frank: We've grown a lot over the years in terms of where you'll find First Citizens and what First Citizens can do for you. We're stable, secure and strong and we're getting stronger.

Hope: We have more than 500 branches coast to coast and a national direct bank.

Frank: It's important that we're structured to serve all markets and succeed in them, too.

Hope: No matter how big or small a customer might be, we can help them do more and achieve more.


Frank: 125 years is a great milestone, and we should all be proud of it because we've reached it together.

Hope: Throughout this anniversary year, we should keep that in mind. It's going to be an exciting journey and I'm looking forward to being a part of it with you.

Frank: First Citizens Bank. Forever First.

A look back & ahead

As we look to the future, we must not forget our history. While the way people bank has changed over time, our core values haven't—and they never will.

Celebration of customers

Our customers entrust us with major life moments—things like purchasing their first home, starting a family business and expanding generational farms. This responsibility allows us to help the communities we serve sustain and grow their local economies—something we can all celebrate.

Using our platform for good

We’re also proud to support causes and initiatives our customers and employees can get behind. From lending to and investing in low- to moderate- income neighborhoods through our Community Benefits Plan to raising critical awareness and substantial funding for Teen Cancer America hospitals, we strive every day to put our platform to good use.

Stability you can trust

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