Here at First National Bank, we are proud to be a "community" bank. Our philosophy starts with having the right staff that is experienced and understands the needs of our customers. One advantage of working with a community bank is that deposit and loan decisions are made locally. Our staff has what it takes to help you make the right financial decisions. So whether you are in the bank, on the phone or visiting our web site, you will always find knowledgeable, courteous and professional individuals to help you with all your banking needs. At First National Bank we believe our relationship with our customers is the most important part of banking. We invite your business and hope you will give us an opportunity to show you hometown banking at its best.
Great service is about more than just competitive products and rates. It's about knowing your name, understanding your needs, and making your banking as easy and convenient as possible. At First National Bank our roots run deep. We've served the Seiling community and surrounding areas for over 100 years, providing our customers with exceptional service, competitive products, and down-to-earth style. You deserve a great bank. Our mission is to know you, our customer, and tailor a financial relationship to meet your needs.
Farmers & Merchants Bank in Seiling was issued a charter on November 15, 1901 . In April 1907, the bank changed it's name to the First National Bank. W. L. Pittman purchased controlling interest in Seiling State Bank on May 16, 1918 . On April 16, 1934 , W.L. Pittman purchased all the stock in the First National Bank and merged with the Seiling State Bank. The First National Bank name and charter was retained and the state charter was turned in for cancellation. W.L. Pittman was Chairman of the Board until he died in 1967 at the age of 92. His son, W. H. Pittman, became President in 1962 and later was Chairman of the Board until he died in 1999. Kitty Pittman was Chairman of the Board until June 2009 when she became Chairman Emeritus. The third generation bankers are Jim Pittman, Chairman, and Bill Pittman, Jr., Executive Vice President. Jim's two sons are also officers of the bank, Kirk Pittman, President and CEO, and David Pittman, Vice President. For four generations, the Pittman family has maintained First National Bank's safety and security in the competitive community banking industry.
The First National Bank was listed the number one bank in Oklahoma in a Bank Rating Survey by Warren Weagant, published by Command Productions of San Francisco. The book, "Safe Banks," listed the top 15% of all US commercial banks based on special key financial indicators. The First National Bank of Seiling was listed 33 rd and 57 th in the nation out of over 14,400 banks in 1983 and 1984. In 1986, the bank received an A+ making the bank one of the best rated in the country. It received a 94 score out of a possible 99 regarding capital, asset quality, earnings, and liquidity.
Some interesting highlights of our history include:
First National Bank remains dedicated to the growth and stability of our community and will continue to provide financial support with hands-on involvement with the many community, educational, social, philanthropic and faith-based organizations in our area. The directors, officers and employees of First National Bank consider it a privilege to have served this community for over 100 years and pledge the same quality and service to its loyal customers for the future.
First National Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer. When available, current job openings will be listed on our Home page. For more information, please contact Donna Cook in Human Resources at (580) 922-4211.
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