Our Philosophy

Committed to you

First American Bank is founded on a culture of service excellence, professionalism and honest communication.

Get To Know Us

An intense focus on personal service has served us well

The First American Bank Story

At First American Bank, we're small enough to provide the personal attention that makes you comfortable coming to us for a multi-thousand-dollar loan. As the largest privately held bank in Illinois, we're big enough that you can also get multi-million-dollar financing if your company exports auto parts – or anything else.

We have a history of excellence dating back 40-plus years, and our banking management team averages 25 years of experience. But we also have cutting-edge Online Banking, Mobile Banking and other digital services, and we're molding the next generation of exceptional bankers with our unique leadership training programs.

In some ways, we're a study in contrasts. A community bank at heart with international expertise. Traditional values with a forward-looking philosophy. We prefer to think of ourselves as the total package, a full-service bank with the experience and vision to meet the needs of savers, borrowers and businesses in the 21st century.

Big on Financial Expertise

First American Bank was founded in Chicago, and over the years expanded to Wisconsin and Florida. Chartered in Illinois and privately held, we now have 61 locations and assets of $6+ billion.

What do those numbers mean? As a financial institution, First American Bank is strong and stable. Our foundation is built on a consistent, diversified earnings stream, strong internal equity generation, sound asset quality, and a liquid and conservative balance sheet.

And what does all that mean to our customers? You can look forward to a solid, long-term relationship with a bank you can trust. You can depend on us to offer the kind of accounts, lending solutions, and other financial tools that can make your life easier or your business run better.

  • Personal:  We offer many ways for individuals to grow and manage their money and provide for their future. These include a wide range of checking and deposit accounts, loans, retirement planning options, and more.
  • Business:  We work hard to understand every company's needs and do everything possible to help them reach their strategic goals. Our offerings include corporate loans, cash management services, international banking expertise, and small business banking solutions.
  • Wealth:  We can help individuals and organizations put their assets to the best use. We offer extensive  investment assistance, trust administration, estate planning, and employee benefits plans, among other services. We assist companies and organizations in their efforts to provide for their employees' future. We design and administer defined contribution and defined benefit plans, employee stock ownership plans, deferred compensation plans, and related services.


The guiding philosophy at First American Bank has always been that your financial well-being is our top priority.

Whether you're a family wanting a home equity loan, a small business looking for a better way to process credit card sales, or a big company setting up Health Savings Accounts for its employees, our people are focused on you. We listen to your specific requirements and concerns. We pair you with professionals who have the knowledge to evaluate your needs, and the decision-making authority to provide solutions quickly and efficiently – without a lot of bureaucratic red tape.

The bottom line is that for sophisticated products and personal service, there's no better choice than First American Bank. Just think of us as the bank that does more for your money…and for you.

First American Bank is a full-service bank with locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida.
The routing number for First American Bank is 071922777.

The routing number for Health and Benefits Accounts (HSA, FSA, HRA, QTA) is 067015928.
Visit our branch locations page to find location near you and to see the hours of operation.
You may lock or report your debit card lost through Online and Mobile Banking, call us at (847) 952-3700 or stop into a branch. We will need to verify your identity so that we can provide you the correct information.
Opening your new account is easy. You can open your account online or visit any of our branch locations.

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