First Bank to open new North Jersey HQ in Fairfield 

Hamilton-based First Bank on Wednesday said it plans to open new branches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to provide all its customers with added convenience and great customer service.

The new branches are scheduled to be opened in Fairfield and West Chester, Pennsylvania, with the goal of capturing the thoughtful approach behind every customer interaction — hence the bank’s tagline: “Personal Bankers. Real Relationships.”

Patrick Ryan. (File photo)

“We continue to bring relationship-based, personal banking to more towns,” First Bank CEO and President Patrick Ryan said. “We listen carefully, ask questions and deliver solutions — solving problems, not selling products. We give clients access to decision-makers, and a place where market executives have real authority to build meaningful relationships that last. That’s the foundation for a true community bank.”

The Fairfield branch will open its doors April 3 and will serve as the community bank’s North Jersey headquarters. The site will have a commercial loan team of decision-makers who will strive to build long-term relationships within the community through prompt service, sage guidance and kept promises.

The new, street-level West Chester location will open its doors March 6.