Bainbridge’s home town community bank receives national and local awards

Published 4:45 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2019

First Port City Bank (FPCB), Bainbridge, GA is honored to announce it has once again earned BauerFinancial Inc.’s highest 5-Star Superior rating.  A 5-Star rating indicates that First Port City Bank is one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more. 

First Port City Bank has earned this highest rating for 28 consecutive quarters. BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of the U.S. banks since 1983.

“This represents the 7th consecutive year First Port City Bank has been designated as one of the strongest banks in the country,” said bank President and CEO, Scott Ewing. “It is a winning combination when you have unique banking products, excited customers who are appreciated every day and strong bank employees that continue to look for quality opportunities to build banking relationships.”

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First Port City Bank also receives The People’s Choice for the “Best Bank” in Decatur County. People’s Choice Awards is an annual competition put on by The Bainbridge Post Searchlight Newspaper out of Bainbridge, GA. Locals in the community vote online for their favorite businesses.

“Out of all the awards we receive throughout the year, this award is the most important to us.” said bank President and CEO, Scott Ewing. “At First Port City Bank our mission is to “Exceed our Customer’s Expectations” and focus on “Putting Our Customers First.” Being voted by our community 8 times for being the “Best Bank” is rewarding and reflects the hard work of our employees. Not only do they come to work every day and focus on providing the very best customer experience, many of them personally support the local community by volunteering or donating to many local causes. We are proud to be South Georgia’s Bank of Choice.”

Founded in 1974, First Port City Bank is a $215 Million-asset community bank offering a full line of personal and business financial services and solutions, as well as SBA & USDA lending thru full-service banking offices in Bainbridge and Donalsonville, Georgia and recently added offices in Fernandina Beach and Yulee, Florida.

First Port City Bank is consistently ranked as one of the top community banks in the nation and continues to receive a “5-Star, Superior” financial rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla. First Port City Bank has been voted “Best Bank” in Decatur County for 8 Years. For more information, visit Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.