FirstBank Q3 up 11% from year ago

Net interest margin climbs above 4%, mortgage lending jumps by almost half
Oct 27, 2014 2:07 PM

FirstBank hires training VP

Exec worked at First American, National Bank of Commerce
Aug 29, 2014 7:06 AM

FirstBank inks Huntsville lease

FirstBank has signed a lease for some high-profile new office space in Huntsville, following up on its announcement in March that it planned to expand its operations in North Alabama. FirstBank's lease adds to the mixed-use Twickenham Square project, which features apartments and retail spaces developed by Franklin-based Bristol Development Group. Triad Properties of Huntsville is building the area's office component.

Aug 4, 2014 2:32 PM

FirstBank profit growth picks up speed

Net interest margin hits 4%, credit quality still improving
Jul 30, 2014 12:45 PM

National entity lauds FirstBank

The Independent Community Bankers of America has named FirstBank one of the top-performing community banks of its size in the country.

The Lexington, Tennessee-based bank, which has a strong Nashville presence, ranked 17th among Subchapter S community banks with assets of more than $1 billion based on its 2013 returns on equity and assets. The ICBA said FirstBank’s return on equity last year was 12.68 percent and its return on assets was 1.28 percent.

Chris Holmes, FirstBank president and chief executive officer, called the recognition "a great honor for the entire FirstBank team."

"Last year was our second consecutive year of record annual earnings, and that is the result of much hard work and dedication by all our associates in providing high levels of service to our customers,” said Holmes (pictured), who spends significant time working in the Nashville market.

The recognition follows FirstBank's March announcement that it would open a first full-service branch in Huntsville, Alabama, its first outside Tennessee state lines (read more here).

FirstBank has more than $2.2 billion in assets and booked a 2013 profit of $28.0 million, up from $25.1 million the year before.

The Independent Community Bankers of America is the primary trade group for boutique U.S. banks, representing approximately 5,000 small and mid-sized financial institutions.

Jun 29, 2014 10:00 PM

Area community bank profits up 13% from last year

But bottom-line gains are ever more concentrated at the top
May 30, 2014 1:58 PM

FirstBank lands BancorpSouth lending team

Bank sends 'clear signal' in bringing on residential construction group
May 23, 2014 10:56 AM

Earnings wrap: FirstBank, Healthcare Realty

Margins rise further at community bank; REIT leasing up buildings in transition
May 1, 2014 7:24 AM

FirstBank makes move into Alabama

Community lender recruits Regions, BBVA alum to build on existing mortgage business
Mar 25, 2014 2:30 PM

New marketing chief for FirstBank

CEO Holmes recruits ex-colleague from Memphis
Feb 21, 2014 7:13 AM