A history of exceptional service!

Our Story

Founded on delivering an Exceptional Banking Experience

The safety and soundness of our customers and their deposits is our utmost priority. Our strong, continued growth over the years can be attributed to our many wonderful customers who have recommended us to their family and friends as well as our outstanding team of employees. We invite you to join our family of customers.

Founded in 1961

First Bank Kansas was formed as a banking organization in 1961 by Glenn Bramwell at our present day main office located at 235 S Santa Fe in Salina. The R.H. “Dick” Zimmerman family purchased the bank in 1967. The Frank Whitham family purchased the bank in 1981 and later sold to the John Sutherland family in 1983. 

Exceptional Service

Proud to be recognized as a regional community bank, First Bank Kansas has 8 locations in 6 cities. We have Salina covered with 3 convenient locations and are also thankful to serve the communities of Abilene, Ellsworth, Hutchinson, Lindsborg and McPherson. First Bank Kansas currently has over $425 million in assets – small enough to provide exceptional personal service and local decisions but large enough to provide the products you want and need. 

Why should you bank with First Bank Kansas?

  • Family owned
  • Locally managed
  • Local decisions
  • Community involvement
  • Money to lend
  • Convenient technology
  • Employee commitment

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