On September 8, 2015, we changed our name to First National Bank. This change is part of an evolution that began in 2002 when Castle Bank started our relationship with First National Bank of Omaha. In 2010, we merged with them and have operated since then as “Castle Bank, a Division of First National Bank of Omaha.”
The really good news is that, except for the bank name, absolutely nothing else is different as a result of the name change. Our customers will continue to bank with the same great, family-owned, company they’ve come to know and trust and the same local bankers that they rely on today. Being a part of First National Bank allows us to take full advantage of the depth, breadth and reputation of an organization with more than 100 locations across a seven-state area. First National Bank, with its iconic “Circle One” emblem, is well-regarded and active in supporting dozens of communities throughout the Midwest that are very much like the communities we serve in Northern Illinois.
First National Bank was formed in 1857 and today is recognized as one of the “Best Banks in America” by Forbes Magazine. We are confident that you will grow to appreciate the First National Bank brand as we serve you even better going forward. Please take a moment to review our Frequently Asked Questions for more details. And, of course, feel free to stop by any of our branches or give us a call if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!