The First, A National Banking Association
The First was formed by a small group of friends who got together on a back porch near Hattiesburg, MS one night and discussed creating a bank that would take care of people. Their dream has grown from a back porch to 24 branches in cities and towns all across South Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. But as they've grown, The First has continued to build relationships by taking care of business one customer at a time.
The First, A National Banking Association, has announced a merger with Gulf Coast Community Bank which will allow the banks to serve customers with 48 convenient locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. The combined company will have approximately $1.6 billion in total assets, $1.4 billion in total deposits, and $1.1 billion in total loans.