First Foundation Bank is headquartered in Irvine and is the 22nd largest bank in the state of California. It is also the 193rd largest bank in the nation. It was established in 2007 and as of June of 2019, it had grown to 423 employees at 21 locations. First Foundation Bank's savings rates are 5X the national average, and it has a B+ health rating.
Applied on their website for an online savings account and was approved in a few minutes after answering the onboarding questions. Similar to other accounts I have done in the past I did the trial deposits and got linked up in a couple of days with my transfer in. No issues so far and already seeing interest earned. I downloaded their mobile app and was pleasantly surprised at the interface with the mobile deposit, facial recognition sign-in, and account transfer features. They will also provide an ATM card upon request with fee reimbursement for non-FFB ATMs which is great. I can go to any of the big banks around the corner to take out cash free of charge.
My husband and I have been banking at First Foundation for the last 3 years and have had a great experience. We have used a variety of their personal products including a CD and their online savings account. Their online banking and apps are as good as many of the larger banks and their customer service is on point. I rarely have to call about anything but when I do I get a real banker, not a machine. Another great feature of the bank is with their ATM cards they reimburse for other bank’s fees so we can use any ATM in the country for free. It’s more convenient than banking at chase or BofA. Highly recommend the bank.
I have had business and personal accounts with First Foundation for 3 years now and the service and product offering has been great. Their online and mobile banking apps are much easier to user than some banks 10 times their size I have banked with in the past. They offer very competitive rates and accounts with all the banking solutions I need such as bill pay, mobile check deposit and easy account transfers. Their banking staff are extremely friendly and they have a great help support. I would recommend this bank to anyone.
I signed up for an Online Savings account with First Foundation Bank (FFB) and the opening process was fast and easy. I was vetted by the security questions which were asked during the opening process. I also had no issues with linking external account with two trial deposits. The drawback is 5K/day for inbound ACH transfer limit, and ACH transfers normally take at least 3 business days to clear. I called FFB customer service regarding about inbound ACH transfer limit and was told that I could deposit checks at local branches if I wanted to make deposits more than 5K/day. FFB has branches in Southern California.
|FDIC Certificate #||58647|
|Return on Assets - YTD||0.82%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||8.69%|
|Annual Interest Income||$125.6MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$6.27B$5.96B|
|Loans||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$5.23B$4.91B|
|Deposits||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$4.76B$4.65B|
|Equity Capital||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$593.9MM$539.1MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$20.2MM$19.0MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$15.0MM$11.8MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$465.00K$3.0MM|
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|APY||MIN||MAX||ACCOUNT NAME||VIEW DETAILS|
|2.40%*||$1k*||-||Online Savings Account - New Money Only|
|OTHER TIERS: 1.00% → Up to $1k|