About First Trust & Savings Bank
|1901||Originally founded as First National Bank by Dr. S.B. Diamond|
|1902||Opened for business|
|1911||Changed name to First Trust & Savings Bank|
|1975||Built and opened new location in Albany and donated old building to Albany Public Library District|
|2006||Merged with Old Farmers & Merchants State Bank and acquired Erie and Hillsdale locations|
|2013||Built and opened new location in Port Byron|
|Today||Exceeding $170 million in total assets|
Being locally owned, we’ve had only five bank Presidents since our founding:
|Dr. S.B. Diamond||1901 to 1912|
|H.R. Senior||1912 to 1945|
|E. Don Hanson, Sr.||1945 to 1974|
|E. Don Hanson, Jr.||1974 to 2006|
|Mark J. Hanson||2006 to the present|
Welcome to First Trust & Savings Bank!
We have been serving Whiteside and upper Rock Island counties for over a century, and over the years, we’ve grown in size and services, but have continued to adhere to sensible and conservative standards that have kept us safe and secure for generations.
Experienced local bankers that offer hometown service have since become a rarity, but will always remain as part of our stamp of excellence. Whether banking with us in person, by phone, or online, we’re always available to offer you personalized one-on-one service.
We’re proud of our long history and feel accomplished for the innovative ways we strive to serve our clients and will continue to keep moving forward as the region’s premier financial institution. We invite you to become part of our future!
Thank you for visiting our website; we hope you will return often.
Mark J. Hanson
President & CEO