Many of these awards have been given because of votes of support from our customer and community. Thank you! We appreciate the recognition and opportunity to serve you.
2021 Best-in-State Banks - Forbes
First Fed was named to Forbes “America’s Best Banks in Each State” list for 2021! Of nearly 5,000 FDIC-insured banks in America, only 135 banks (2.7%) made the list. First Fed was one of only 3 banks selected from Washington State.
Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to produce the 2021 list of best banks. Nearly 25,000 customers throughout the U.S. were surveyed for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships. Financial institutions were scored on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions (trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice).
“For nearly 100 years, First Fed has been dedicated to building strong relationships with our customers and our communities,” said Matt Deines, CEO of First Fed. “We are honored to be recognized in the Forbes Best Banks list, which we feel is a reflection of that effort and our commitment to serving our marketplace.”
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Awards for Our Community Bank
First Fed is in good company on the 2022 and 2021 Middle Market Fast 50 lists, presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal. This List includes the fastest growing companies in the region with a diverse group of of businesses represented including biotech, banking, real estate, tech, senior living and restaurant sectors.
In 2020 our customers and community voted for First Fed as Best Bank for the 25th year in a row in the Peninsula Daily News "Best of the Peninsula" poll. We appreciate the recognition for our amazing team throughout the years.
First Fed has been rated a 5 star bank by Bauer Financial, a leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. This top rating indicates that First Fed is one of the strongest banks in the nation based on capital, loan quality and other detailed performance criteria. Visit Bauer Financial for additional information on their bank and credit union rating system.
For the fifth year running, First Fed has been named by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a top corporate philanthropist in 2021 among midsize companies in Washington. Through our Foundation and team, we are honored to give back to our communities and the organizations that support them.
Bainbridge 2018 Chamber Awards recognized First Fed as great supporter of local organizations like the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, KiDiMu, and the Bainbridge Island Art Museum. Congratulations to branch manager Kimbril Moore and his stellar team!
Recognition for Our Outstanding Team
Kelly Liske was recognized with a Heart of Service award for her involvement with Christmas for Children, Girl Guides, and Big Blue Boosters of Chimacum. Kelly Liske is Chief Banking Officer at First Fed. This award was presented by three Rotary Clubs in Jefferson County and the Peninsula Daily News.
Robin Bookter was a finalist for the 2019 Citizen of the Year with the Sequim Chamber of Commerce. Robin is Branch Manager at our Sequim Avenue location and recurring member of Club 100, donating over 100 hours a year of her time to the community.
Interested in joining our stellar team? Learn about careers with First Fed.