Almost 90 years ago, First Bank was founded with one simple mission: to help our friends and neighbors prosper and pursue their dreams. Today, we are the largest, independent community bank headquartered in North Carolina, with more than 100 convenient locations across the Carolinas. This means we can offer everything the big banks can but with personalized service from bankers who know your name and live in your neighborhood. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.