Press Release


FNBT Rated 5-Star by BauerFinancial

Release date: 9/7/2018

Beloit, WI – BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s premier bank rating firm, announced that First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) has once again earned its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates that the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. 
 

5-star-logo-SEPT-2018“This achievement requires tremendous resilience and fortitude,” observes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “We saw a lot of banks that were lacking those qualities that are, unfortunately, no longer around. But community banks, like First National Bank and Trust, have some definite advantages. Its smaller size allows its team to know each customer more intimately, which not only makes every customer a priority, it also improves loan underwriting.”

First National Bank and Trust has been making its neighbors its number one priority since 1882. Today, after 136 years, it is creating a better banking experience for customers through conveniently located offices throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, including locations in Beloit, Roscoe, Janesville, Monroe, Walworth, and the Stateline area.

About BauerFinancial:
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. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com

About First National Bank and Trust:
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 nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.1 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 www.bankatfirstnational.com.