— Steve Muell, President/CEO
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to 2016 and First National Bank’s website. In addition to the many services we provide through our banking offices and our financial services associates, we offer you this website as a complement to our personalized banking services.
First National Bank began providing banking services to the Tularosa Basin community in August of 1956. The bank was the vision of a group of businessmen who believed our communities were not being served as effectively as they could be. I believe these founders would be pleased today with the success that First National Bank has achieved over the years by remaining true to their founding principle of providing an exceptional banking experience to our customers and our communities.
While we all acknowledge that throughout the years our economy has faced many challenges, First National Bank has remained one of the safest and secure financial organizations in the country. We consistently receive FIVE STAR ratings for safety and security. First National Bank has not been directly impacted by the issues caused by the failures of large institutions and the mortgage industry. First National Bank has stayed the course, remained conservative in our approach to business, and we engage in common sense banking every day.
Over the past 60 years, First National Bank has grown to seven branches in three distinct markets. We have met opportunities and challenges along with you, our customers and other constituents. First National Bank has remained a vital community partner by offering competitive products and services for individuals and businesses that are helpful and meaningful to their success. By understanding the needs of our communities, we are able to make timely decisions for small business development, job creation, housing development and other local economic needs including support of our communities.
Despite the many challenges facing community banks these days, First National Bank remains successful, safe, and secure. We enjoy our success and understand that it results from our longstanding culture of making sound business decisions and a commitment to the communities that we serve.
As you navigate through our website, please remember that we utilize the best industry standards we can to provide the highest level of security to assure your personal and account information is safe and secure. We are continually investing in the best technology we can to provide you with peace of mind and the best banking experience we can provide.
As a community bank, First National Bank’s directors, officers and associates take great pride in serving our many loyal customers. It is our hope that you enjoy your time on our website and we encourage you to explore the site and to visit one of our seven community banking offices. On behalf of everyone here at the Bank, THANK YOU for your patronage and continued support of our proud institution.