Press Release

First National Bank and Trust | 5-Star rating from Bauerfinancial

Release date: 6/9/2017

Beloit, WI, June 9, 2017First National Bank and Trust is pleased to report it has earned a coveted 5-Star rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.)

Image of 5-star logo“First National Bank and Trust is an integral member of the community,” remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “Its support provides the vitality the community needs to remain socially, educationally and commercially vibrant. A strong community, in turn, produces a strong community bank.  And the cycle continues. True community banks, like First National Bank and Trust, understand that what is good for the community is equally good for them, making them an invaluable neighbor.”

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and banks since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available free at

First National Bank and Trust was established in 1882 and has been providing Sound Advice and quality banking services to its neighbors and friends ever since. Today, after 135 years, it now serves nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities through 16 conveniently located offices throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, including locations in Beloit, Roscoe, Janesville, Monroe, Walworth, and the Stateline area, with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. Commitment to full service banking, investments, asset management, exceptional service, and Sound Advice has positioned First National Bank and Trust Company as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.