Founded in 2004, 1st Century had a vision to create a bank with unparalleled client service in Los Angeles. Our culture is built on the extraordinary importance of personal attention, experienced guidance and commitment to the communities we serve. The dedication of our talented team to the success of our clients has made this vision a reality.
Our bankers work in a team effort to develop a deep understanding of their clients, and work with and on their behalf to develop solutions tailored to meet their needs. Nothing is overlooked. Everything is considered.
In 2016, 1st Century Bank merged with MidFirst Bank, one of the nation's largest privately held financial institutions and recipient of the highest score in the nation in the 2018 J.D. Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. This combination of private ownership, a strong capital base and local market focus and expertise allows 1st Century Bank to provide greater scale and opportunity for our clientele while retaining our exceptional service model and the flexible, local decision-making that has distinguished 1st Century Bank.