Awards

First Choice Bank Awarded 2019 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup

First Choice Bank was named a recipient of the 2019 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup award, which recognizes the top 10% of community banks in the United States based on various profitability, operational efficiency and balance sheet metrics. First Choice is pleased to have been recognized as one of the top performing banks in the nation and attributes its success to the hard work and dedication of its team members and the loyalty and trust of its clients and shareholders.

2019 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup

Raymond James Community Bankers Cup Award

First Choice Bank Acknowledged as a Super Premier Performance Bank by Findley Reports

First Choice Bank was recognized by the Findley Reports on Financial Institutions by receiving Findley's rating of "Super Premier Performance" for the 2019 fiscal year. The Findley Reports provide the banking industry with performance benchmarking. Its ratings have become highly regarded, and recipients are recognized throughout the western United States as financial institutions achieving exceptional performance. First Choice Bank is very privileged to have received a "Super Premier Performance" rating from Findley Reports.

The Findley Reports on Financial Institutions (2019)

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First Choice Bank named in American Banker’s 2019 Best Banks to Work For

First Choice Bank was just named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2019, now two years in a row! The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available on the American Banker website (https://www.americanbanker.com/list/best-banks-to-work-for). We are truly honored to earn this distinction, especially since we were one of only three banks in California recognized, and the only bank in the SoCal area. We are grateful to all of our employees for leading First Choice to success and for the pride they take in working for FCB.


First Choice Bank Ranked in the Top Ten Percent of Community Banks for Q2 2019

CB Resource, Inc. recently published its Top Ten Report, ranking the top ten percent of community banks by peer group for Q2 2019. Out of 497 banks in the $1 billion to $5 billion range, First Choice Bank was ranked #15! The strength of our key performance indicators (KPIs), such as asset growth, net interest margin and efficiency ratio, were the main drivers of this ranking. We are proud of our team and thankful for all they do to make the Bank successful.


First Choice Bank Ranked One of the Top Banks in the Country for 2018

We are also proud to announce that FCB was recently recognized by BankDirector magazine as one of the top banks in the country for 2018. First Choice was ranked the 15th best performing bank with total assets between $1 billion and $5 billion and the 24th best performing bank among all size categories. The ranking is a testament to the Bank's strong business model, the attractive markets we serve, the dedication of our employees, and our commitment to providing customers with a superior banking experience.


First Choice Bank named in American Banker’s 2018 Best Banks to Work For

First Choice Bank was named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2018. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available on the American Banker website. We are truly honored to earn this distinction, especially given the fact that we were one of only two banks in California recognized, and the only bank in the SoCal area. We strive to be First in Speed, Service and Solutions for everyone we serve, including our employees!



First Choice Bank named in Inc. 5000 2017 list of fastest-growing private companies in America

First Choice Bank is proud to report that it has been ranked by the 2017 Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The list, compiled annually for the last 36 years by Inc. magazine, represents some of the most successful businesses across America. FCB achieved a 164% percent growth rate over the last three years and was the only community bank in Southern California to make this year’s list. It took a lot of hard work to achieve this unprecedented level of growth, and the Bank is grateful for the recognition by Inc. 5000.

 

 


First Choice Bank Awarded Five Star Rating by Bauer Financial

First Choice Bank is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-star rating out of a five-star system from Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation's leading independent bank rating and research firm. Bauer Financial has been analyzing and reporting on the performance of the nation's banking industry since 1983. The five-star rating is listed as "Superior" on Bauer Financial's Recommended Report. First Choice Bank is very honored by the recognition from Bauer Financial for 7 years in a row.


First Choice Bank was honored at the second annual Innovation in Financial Education Awards

First Choice Bank was honored at the second annual Innovation in Financial Education Awards presented by Nasdaq and EverFi. The award recognizes FCB’s significant efforts to improve the financial capability of young Americans through unique digital learning initiatives. Thirty-five institutions were honored with this distinction at a ceremony hosted on April 6, 2016 at Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City. As an honoree, FCB was selected based on a set of criteria that included the scale and reach of our financial education initiatives, the duration of our commitment, and unique employee volunteering activities that supplement our programs. Two members of FCB were at the ceremony and accepted the award on the Bank’s behalf.


First Choice Bank Acknowledged as a Super Premier Performance Bank by Findley Reports

First Choice Bank was recognized by the Findley Reports on Financial Institutions by receiving Findley's rating of "Super Premier Performance" for the 2018 fiscal year . The Findley Reports provide the banking industry with performance benchmarking. Its ratings have become highly regarded and recipients are recognized throughout the western United States as financial institutions achieving exceptional performance. First Choice Bank is very privileged to have received a "Super Premier Performance" rating from Findley Reports.

Findley Reports- FCB 2018 Super Premier Performance

First Choice Bank Recognized at the Asian Business Awards by the Los Angeles Business Journal

First Choice bank was named as an Honoree at the Asian Business Awards coordinated by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The Asian Business Awards singles out organizations and leaders in the Asian business community who are setting an example in helping keep the fabric of our collective community strong. The bank has been giving back to and supporting the communities which it serves. Asian businesses play such an integral role in our business community as a whole. First Choice Bank is honored that it has been given that distinction by being awarded by the Asian Business Awards.