History of First National Bank
First National Bank is the Uncommon Bank. Uncommon in our commitment to Main Street, not Wall Street. Uncommon in our appreciation for the communities we serve. And uncommon in our stability—not just as a bank, but as a trusted friend to generations of families and businesses in North Louisiana.
For more than 100 years, we've provided security and strength while always keeping an eye forward to advancing technologies. We are dedicated to providing conveniences to save our customers their hard-earned time in addition to their hard-earned money.
As part of our eye to the future, we have adopted a number of environmental initiatives, leading to our recognition as a Green Certified Business by the Institute for Green Business Certification. Our green policies include going paperless with a number of internal procedures, promoting aggressive recycling programs, sponsoring community events, building efficiency upgrades, and more.
Additionally, we encourage customers to utilize free online banking/bill pay and E-Statements to reduce paper waste.
Where It All Started
First National Bank originated in 1905, in Arcadia, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. We are proud of our 100-plus years of service to the people of North Central Louisiana. First National Bank is also very proud to be locally owned and operated, which allows us to give personalized and prompt service to our customers.
First National Bank has survived many generations, including good times, bad times, the Depression era, a near hold-up by Bonnie & Clyde, and lastly, the bank acquisition trend that has swept across Louisiana.
Starting in 2000, First National Bank has expanded its offices to include locations in Farmerville, West Monroe, and three offices in Ruston. A full service banking institution, we are dedicated to promoting the economic vitality of the regions we serve, while employing the latest changes and advancements in the industry.
In the fall of 2014, we broke ground on our eighth banking office located on the corner of 18th Street and Hudson Lane. While keeping our core services intact, we also offer the latest in banking technologies which include enhanced video and remote business transaction units as well as multimedia and conferencing technology. Ensure – The Insurance Agency is also located in this new facility to add to your convenience of banking and insurance products.