About Us

First Choice Bank, headquartered in Cerritos, California is a community focused financial institution serving diverse consumers and commercial clients and specializing in loans to small businesses, Commercial and Industrial (C&I) loans and commercial real estate loans with a niche in providing finance for the hospitality industry. The bank is a Preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) Lender.

Founded in 2005, First Choice Bank has quickly become a leading provider of financial services that enable our customers to grow, maintain strength, and reach unprecedented levels of success. With a majority of our founders being first generation immigrants, our vision is to provide flexible solutions to Southern California's underserved communities. We surpass our clients' expectations through our efficiency and professionalism and are committed to being "First in Speed, Service, and Solutions."

Mission Statement


The Bank builds lasting relationships by consistently delivering quality financial services and solutions to our customers. The assurances of “First in Speed, Service and Solutions” embody our customer experience and are the cornerstones of fulfilling our mission to the communities we serve, while demonstrating dignity and respect to our customers and co-workers in everything we do.

We embrace our role as a local community bank with a primary mission to promote economic development by providing financial products and services to people and communities underserved by traditional financial institutions, particularly in low income communities, that are within the bank’s footprint.

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