Business: First Fidelity Bank
First Fidelity Bank has been serving Oklahomans since 1920 with a faithfulness and loyalty befitting their name. According to Lauren Harris, public relations manager, “We started 91 years ago as First State Bank of Norman. Various mergers have brought us to present day as First Fidelity. We’re an Oklahoma family with the traditions of a family business. Bill Cameron, third generation in Oklahoma Fidelity Insurance, represents ownership of the bank, and it is managed by Lee Symcox, president and CEO, and the Symcox family.”
With 28 locations throughout Oklahoma and Arizona, First Fidelity’s top priority is their customers. Executive vice president and commercial team leader Clint Stone explained, “We placed branches in various communities to allow us to better serve our customers. The convenience of a locally-owned community bank provides them greater opportunities to succeed.”
Each location offers full-service banking with the same technology as a major bank yet with the friendliness of a community bank. Aaron Trahan, assistant vice president and office manager for their Edmond Rose Creek location shared, “Our tools are designed to lead our customers to greater financial success. We work with our customers to get them the best rate and the best product to meet their needs.”
First Fidelity offers retail and commercial services, investment and protection services as well as merchant services. With their competitive interest rates, owner-occupied commercial real estate loans are on the rise at their Rose Creek branch. “We have commercial customers who’ve been leasing that are able to buy their buildings due to low interest rates,” said Stone.
Another avenue First Fidelity provides to ensure client success is their new credit builder loan. “In these economic times people’s credit has been damaged. The credit builder loan is set up like a personal line of credit and can help restore credit,” said Trahan.
The latest, most innovative product First Fidelity Bank proudly offers is mobile deposit. “We’re the first community bank in the country to offer mobile deposit. This application allows clients to conveniently, remotely and safely conduct business through their iPad or iPhone. This has been a huge success, especially at our Rose Creek branch,” said Harris.
Everyone at First Fidelity agrees that their focus is to take care of customers the way they should be taken care of. When someone calls, they get a real person, not a recording. They want to be your partner with all your financial goals.
For more information, call 416-2223 or visit their Rose Creek location in Edmond at 2825 NW 164th. Find them online at www.ffb.com.