Press Release


5-Star First National Bank and Trust Helping Customers Succeed

Release date: 6/29/2015

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) proudly announces it has earned BauerFinancial, Inc.’s highest (5-Star) rating for strength and stability. Achievement of this coveted 5-Star Superior rating puts FNBT in an elite category as one of the strongest banks in the nation.

5 star logo June 2015BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm, has been evaluating and rating banks since 1983. Earning a 5-Star Superior rating means First National Bank and Trust excels in areas of capital, loan quality, profitability and more. FNBT has achieved this 5-Star Superior rating for the most recent 16 consecutive quarters.

According to Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, “First National Bank and Trust’s achievement is a result of its commitment to community banking and values. By focusing on the financial needs of local families and businesses, FNBT has in turn, charted its own path. It is a symbiotic relationship: the more success customers have, the more success the bank will have. It is built on a commitment to each other and is what all banks should strive for.”

First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-owned, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust Company now serves more than 27,000 households in 9 communities and 12 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $820 million. 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 www.bankatfirstnational.com.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.