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First National Bank of America


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517-351-3622
241 East Saginaw
East Lansing, MI 48823

First National Bank of America is headquartered in East Lansing and is the 6th largest bank in the state of Michigan. It is also the 437th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1955 and as of March of 2019, it had grown to 309 employees at 3 locations. First National Bank of America's money market rates are 3X the national average, and it has a B health rating.

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First National Bank Of America Reduces Several CD Rates - 7/11/2019

First National Bank of America has held on for quite a while, but I noticed this morning that several of their CD rates have recently fallen by 10, 15, or even 20 bps. I don't follow this bank closely or have any accounts with them, but it is my understanding that many of their products have different rates for local vs national customers. The "New" rates listed here are what I'm shown as the "national" rate.                            old        new 1-5 Months       1.40%    1.40% 6-11 Months     1.90%    1.90% 12-23 Months   2.65%    2.65% 24-35 Months   2.85%    2.75% 36 Months Flex 2.90%    2.80% 36-47 Months   2.95%    2.85% 48 Months Flex 3.00%    2.85% 48-59 Months &

Lower Rate On 60 Month Cd - 6/12/2019

lower rate on 60 month cd to 3.15% from 3.2%

Cd Rate Drop On One And Five Year Cd - 5/17/2019

60 month cd rate drop from 3.35 to 3.2 and also for one year and two year

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Online CD Setup Was A Breeze

I established two CDs with this institution online over the past weeks (with no other prior banking relationship with them).
I did not experience any of the delays in communication referenced in another recent review.
FNBA has invested in pretty sophisticated software to manage the application process; I was impressed for what is obviously a small bank. Prior to initiating the application, I emailed them to make sure I could transfer proceeds at maturity via ACH (some of the smaller, high yield banks won't do this, you need to ask to find out). FNBA (promptly) assured me they provide this option, so we are off and running. The online CD application process provides a written overview of what to expect during the process. You would think such would be obvious, but almost no other online bank in fact does this, rather, with most others, you just blindly stumble forward at the mercy of the programmers and their undisclosed procedures.
The FNBA approval process includes several steps interspersed with an actual review by humans (so it is not solely automated). The only glitch is that as each stage is completed, they send you an email that instructions are ready for the next step, at the secure Message Center (you set up access as part of the initial application). Unfortunately, my internet service provider interprets these automated messages as "spam" and sends them to the spam folder. I couldn't over ride this, so if you are using Comcast, be forewarned.
FNBA does NOT use test deposits with your funding account. Once they have approved your application, they withdraw the funds and send you email notification the application is approved (and send you documents to sign electronically using a service called DocuSign). The good news is that your CD starts on the day they notify you and initiate transfer, not when they get the funds, so you don't loose any interest. The bad news is that you had better have the funds available in the designated funding account, as you have no control over when they approve/fund.
Subsequent CDs have fewer steps to approval. You don't have to set up an online banking account with them to get this expedited processing (still takes several days from application to funding).
Some other internet banks have you start all over from the beginning for subsequent CDs, unless you have set up online banking with a transaction account. I hate that because I'm trying to invest in CDs below the FDIC limit, not set up lower paying transaction accounts littered all over the internet.

Excelent Service

well I I'm very happy with FNBA their service was awesome , I live in California and I thought will be hard but no. It was less then I expected, not only that but they had sense of humor they were not stressed . And thank you guys. .. in case someone in spanish
excelente el Personal fue muy amable. yo estube buscando prestamo para una casa pero los bancos no me daban !asta que encontre a FNBA estoy muy satisfecho con ellos . actualmente vivo en California y esto no fue un problema para aser el prestama
THE BEST EDY

Impossible To Buy A Cd

Posted by: Targy | Jun 20, 2019

Just spent half a day sifting through various banks with reasonable qualifications & decided to give 1FBA a whack. So whilst laboring thu the CD application process I got mostly thru but they "timed "me out while in the midst of answering all the Qs. Then had the gall to tell me to start over.. This is the sixth bank attempted today. You would think the banks are trying to avoid our money

Not Ready For Prime Time

Posted by: BadDawg | May 29, 2019

Website process for requesting a CD was pretty standard, but that appears to be the end of automation for FNBA. After that, the archaic funding process is the worst I have encountered. Numerous followup contacts are required, and after a week the CD still had not been funded.

They don't use the automated deposits and withdrawals that any established online bank does, so be prepared for significant delays and slow responses to your communications. Wouldn't bother going through that pain again, wouldn't recommend FNBA.

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Health

Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #17438
Year Established1955
Employees309
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD2.4%
Return on Equity - YTD27.7%
Annual Interest Income$35.4MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$1.96B$1.48B
LoansQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$1.79B$1.34B
DepositsQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$1.25B$1.02B
Equity CapitalQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$168.6MM$133.1MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$21.4MM$16.7MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$42.3MM$43.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$4.8MM$4.3MM
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First National Bank Of America Reduces Several CD Rates

pgroove_fan   |  
First National Bank of America has held on for quite a while, but I noticed this morning that several of their CD rates have recently fallen by 10, 15, or even 20 bps.

I don't follow this bank closely or have any accounts with them, but it is my understanding that many of their products have different rates for local vs national customers. The "New" rates listed here are what I'm shown as the "national" rate.

                           old        new
1-5 Months       1.40%    1.40%
6-11 Months     1.90%    1.90%
12-23 Months   2.65%    2.65%
24-35 Months   2.85%    2.75%
36 Months Flex 2.90%    2.80%
36-47 Months   2.95%    2.85%
48 Months Flex 3.00%    2.85%
48-59 Months   3.05%    2.90%
60 Months Flex 3.10%    2.95%
60 Months         3.00%    3.00%
72 Months         3.25%    3.05%
84 Months         3.35%    3.15%

Lower Rate On 60 Month Cd

max100   |  
lower rate on 60 month cd to 3.15% from 3.2%

Cd Rate Drop On One And Five Year Cd

max100   |  
60 month cd rate drop from 3.35 to 3.2 and also for one year and two year

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First National Bank of America Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.25%$100-Statement Savings

First National Bank of America Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.51%*$250k*$5mHomeTowne Money Market Checking
OTHER TIERS: 1.00% Up to $5k | 1.05% $5k - $50k | 1.10% $50k - $100k | 1.25% $100k - $250k
0.60%*$250k*-Business Money Market Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $1k | 0.25% $1k - $20k | 0.35% $20k - $50k | 0.40% $50k - $100k | 0.50% $100k - $250k

First National Bank of America Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.20%*$1.5m*-Business Interest Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $50k | 0.10% $50k - $150k | 0.15% $150k - $1.5m

First National Bank of America CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
3.00%$1k-84 Month CD
2.95%$1k-72 Month CD
2.90%$1k-60 Month CD
2.90%$1k-60 Month CD (Non-Local)
2.85%$1k-60 Month Flex CD
2.80%$1k-48-59 Month CD
2.75%$1k-36-47 Month CD
2.75%$1k-48 Month Flex CD
2.75%$1k-36 Month CD (Non-Local)
2.70%$1k-24-35 Month CD
2.70%$1k-36 Month Flex CD
2.60%$1k-12-23 Month CD
2.60%$1k$1m12 Month CD (Non-Local)
1.90%$1k-6-11 Month CD
1.40%$1k-1-5 Month CD

First National Bank of America IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
3.00%$1k-84 Month IRA CD
2.95%$1k-72 Month IRA CD
2.90%$1k-60 Month IRA
2.90%$1k-60 Month IRA (Non-Local)
2.80%$1k-48-59 Month IRA CD
2.75%$1k-36-47 Month IRA CD
2.75%$1k-36 Month IRA (Non-Local)
2.70%$1k-24-35 Month IRA CD
2.60%$1k-12-23 Month IRA CD
2.60%$1k-12 Month IRA (Non-Local)
Locations


First National Bank of America Locations
First National Bank Of America241 East SaginawEast Lansing, MI 48823
Traverse City Branch315 N. DivisionTraverse City, MI 49684
Branch Office4660 Kalamazoo Ave, SEGrand Rapids, MI 49508

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