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.

“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.”

View the complete list of the best-in-state banks.

Forbes 2021 - Best-in-State Banks


Awards for Our Community Bank

Best Bank for 25 years
Peninsula Daily News

Our customers and community have voted for First Fed as Best Bank in the Peninsula Daily News "Best of the Peninsula" poll since the poll began. We appreciate the recognition for our amazing team throughout the years.

Top Corporate Philanthropists
Puget Sound Business Journal

For the fourth year running, First Fed has been named by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a top corporate philanthropist in 2020 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.

5 Star Rating
Bauer Financial

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.

Best Bank – Silver Award
Best of the Northwest

Over 850,000 individual votes contributed to the 2020 Best of the Northwest competition hosted by Bellingham Alive. First Fed received the silver award for Best Bank.

Medium Business of the Year: Bainbridge Chamber Awards

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

Luxmi Love
2019 Best Banker Award

Luxmi Love was named Port Townsend's 2019 Best Banker by the Port Townsend Leader. Luxmi Love is Branch Manager of our Port Townsend branch.

Robin Bookter
2019 Citizen of the Year Finalist

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.

Terri Wood
2019 Affiliate of the Year

Terri Wood was honored as the 2019 Affiliate of the Year by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Terri is a Mortgage Loan Officer serving our Clallam County customers.

Interested in joining our stellar team? Learn about careers with First Fed.