Press Release


5-Star FNBT | Doing Well While Doing Good

Release date: 6/17/2020

Beloit, WI – BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, has announced that First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), Beloit, Wisconsin has once again been awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 11 consecutive quarters, especially in this environment, makes its accomplishment even more impressive.

BauerFinancial 5-Star Logo“It’s a noteworthy accomplishment in the best of times,” boasts Karen Dorway, president of the research firm. “Today, it speaks volumes. How do they do it? A solid sense of community, working one on one, providing solutions to people who need it - that’s the mark of a true community bank. First National Bank and Trust’s team members have been right there on the front lines doing whatever they could to help their neighbors and friends throughout the pandemic. And, they’ve done it all without compromising the strength of the institution itself. That’s doing well while doing good.”

Established in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has been dedicated to people and businesses in this community for 138 years. Today, its guiding principles and can-do attitude are more important than ever as First National Bank and Trust continues to be there for them. Whether from one of its conveniently located offices throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin or via its website, bankatfirstnational.com, you can trust First National Bank and Trust to be there for you.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. Bank and Credit Union data compiled from financial data for the period noted, as reported to federal regulators. The financial data obtained from these sources is consistently reliable, although; the accuracy and completeness of the data cannot be guaranteed by BauerFinancial, Inc. Since 1983, BauerFinancial has relied upon this data in its judgment and in rendering its opinion (e.g. determination of star ratings). BauerFinancial, Inc. is not a financial advisor; it is an independent bank research firm. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-focused, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has grown to be a leading financial services institution offering products and services for consumers and businesses, as well as trust, retirement services, investment management, brokerage and insurance. We now serve nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. We treat our customers, employees, shareholders and communities like family, with a goal of helping all our families succeed. Providing Sound Advice and delivering an exceptional experience has positioned First National Bank and Trust as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit bankatfirstnational.com.

First National Bank and Trust: “Give us a try. We’ll treat you like family."