FirstBank Tops $1B Loan Milestone in 8 YearsPosted 09.18.2015 on Phoenix Buisness Journal
FirstBank hitting the $1 billion mark in lending is part of the trend for an improving real estate market. "This has been a steady trend over the past two to three years," said Bryce Lloyd, Phoenix market president for FirstBank. "We’re seeing more loans underwritten for construction, development and home mortgages."
FirstBank Awards Scholarships to 19 Students at University of ColoradoPosted 09.08.2015 on Daily Camera
Colorado's largest locally owned bank, FirstBank, has partnered with the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation to award $126,000 in scholarships to 51 Colorado students, including 19 attending the University of Colorado in Boulder.
FirstBank Doubles HQ FootprintPosted 09.03.2015 on Business Den
With no interest in renting real estate, one of Colorado's biggest banks is supersizing its home base.
FirstBank is adding 127,000 square feet to its Jefferson County headquarters at 12345 W. Colfax Ave. The expansion will bring about 250 employees back to the bank's main campus and out of 37,000 square feet FirstBank currently leases at three locations around Lakewood, Vice President Adam Snyder said.
FirstBank Posts Increase in Q2 Results; Projects More to ComePosted 07.22.15 on Denver Business Journal
FirstBank Holding Co. today reported increases in net income, total assets, total deposits and net loans in the second quarter, and its executive vice president is projecting more of the same for the second half of the year.
The Lakewood-based parent of FirstBank said its net income for the first half of 2015 increased 3.7 percent to $85.7 million compared to $82.6 million in the same period of 2014.
FirstBank Provides $100M in Financing in Cherry CreekPosted 04.01.15 on Colorado Real Estate Journal
FirstBank Holding Co. has made almost $100 million in loans for two high profile projects in Cherry Creek North — 250 Columbine and 245 Columbine.
When completed, the developments will include for-sale condominiums, retail stores, offices, restaurants and a 155-room luxury hotel.
FirstBank Now Offering Apple Pay for CustomersPosted 03.24.15 on Business Wire
LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FirstBank Holding Company, the Lakewood-based holding company for the second largest bank by deposits in Colorado and the largest locally owned bank, announced that it will begin offering Apple Pay mobile payment services for customers. Apple Pay is currently accepted at more than 700,000 businesses and retailers nationwide.
Through fingerprint sensor technology available on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, customers will be able to complete credit and debit card transactions without revealing their card information. This security feature ensures that merchants will never have access to a customer’s credit or debit card number.
FirstBank Announces $1 Million Community Development Investment with TrellisPosted 03.16.15 on Business Wire
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 15 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced a $1 million community development investment with Trellis (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix), an organization dedicated to making financially stable homes, neighborhoods and communities possible in Maricopa County. FirstBank's contribution will provide qualified homebuyers up to $25,000 to be used as a down payment toward the purchase of a new home.
Trellis was founded in 1975 with the help of the City of Phoenix and Neighborhood Works America, a national nonprofit organization that provides financial support, technical assistance and training for community-based revitalization efforts. The organization focuses on lending, learning and building by offering mortgages with little to no down payment, providing financial literacy classes and acquiring and renovating distressed properties, respectively.
How FirstBank is Gnarly in a Good WayPosted 03.12.15 on American Banker
AUSTIN, Texas - Many millennials who came of age during the financial crisis remain wary of banks. But a Colorado bank has found a way to bond with young people over things for which they have unreserved enthusiasm: free snowboards and smartphone-assisted treasure hunts.
For two years running, the Lakewood, Colo.-based FirstBank Holding Company has offered locals the chance to win snow-sport equipment with a promotion that merges the physical and digital worlds. The bank's Capture the Cube competition this season is sending contestants scavenging for 80 of its trademark orange cubes hidden around the Colorado ski resort Copper Mountain. Eagle-eyed winners can exchange the cubes for a snowboard or set of skis, and participants can download a mobile app that offers them clues to the cubes' whereabouts.
FirstBank Opens New Branch at Prominent Denver CornerPosted 02.05.15 on Denver Business Journal
One year after work began to build a new FirstBank location at a high-profile corner of Broadway and 6th Avenue, the branch opened for business Wednesday.
Lakewood-based FirstBank Holding Co., the second largest bank by deposits in Colorado and largest locally owned bank, purchased the 6,000-square-foot space at Sixth Avenue and Broadway after the Burger King there closed Feb. 28, 2014.
FirstBank’s P-to-P Super Bowl Ad Is Not for Puppy LoversPosted 01.30.15 on American Banker
Puppy Bowl fans, keep your TVs turned to Animal Planet on Sunday. FirstBank's new ad campaign was made with you in mind - sort of.
The $14 billion-asset company is scheduled to advertise its person-to-person money transfer services during the big game this weekend, when the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks. The spots will air in Colorado during the third quarter, as well as in Arizona during the pregame show.