First Bank – Andrea Holt
First Bank is Wichita County’s oldest financial institution, opening its doors to the public in 1907. Founded by legendary Wichita Falls businessman Joseph A. Kemp, the bank opened under the name of the First National Bank of Burkburnett.
Since that time, the bank has served as a steadfast community partner and has been instrumental in the growth of north Texas and southern Oklahoma. From the 1918 oil boom in Burkburnett to the construction of Sheppard Air Force Base in the 1940s and the home building and buying blitz of the 1990s, the bank has successfully met the growing financial demands of an ever-changing economy.
A second location in Wichita Falls was added in the mid-1990s to help meet the mortgage lending needs of the growing city, and is today among the top mortgage lenders in the area. Since its humble beginnings in 1907, assets for the financial institution have grown from $25,000 to over $200 million.
In January 2000, the bank changed its name to better position itself for future growth. Today, First Bank remains a local banking leader with offices in Wichita Falls, Burkburnett and Iowa Park. Our First Express mortgage lending program is highly respected by consumers and realtors. First Bank is the first local financial institution to offer state-of-the-art check imaging. And, with First Bank Online, we’re giving our customers a greater level of banking convenience and control over their accounts.
First Bank is a full service independent community bank, insured by the FDIC. From checking and savings accounts to commercial and mortgage lending, First Bank has the banking professionals and expertise to handle all your financial needs.
At First Bank, we’re looking forward, reaching higher. Welcome.