Skip to main content
_FB_2018-Icons-finalized-cleaned-up_new_FB_2018-Icons-finalized-cleaned-up_newGroup 9
Back
Scroll to top

Small Business

We help you establish your financial foundation, so you can focus your time on what you do best.

Meet ZOE

ZOE was founded in response to the humanitarian crisis of orphans left in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Today, the nonprofit teaches vital life skills and provides a supportive community for more than 40,000 orphans and vulnerable children in seven countries.

Challenges Encountered

  • Transferring funds internationally
  • Accepting donations in foreign currencies
  • Operating remotely from locations around the world
Solutions provided:
  • Bill Pay
  • Digital Banking
  • Remote Deposit Capture
  • International Wire Transfers
  • Electronic Payments
  • Check and ACH Positive Pay

ZOE’s First Bank experience.

The chief operating officer, Randy Wiersma, shared ZOE’s unique challenges and how First Bank helps the organization overcome them.

What are the major challenges ZOE faces?

As a multi-national 501c3, we receive donations from around the globe and have to be able to transfer significant funds internationally. This can be a huge issue if we don’t have a financial partner that is reliable, understands our specific needs and is committed to our work. First Bank has done an excellent job filling that role.

What brought you to First Bank?

Recently we had the opportunity to establish ourselves independently, so we investigated our banking options. After reaching out to several banks, First Bank had the most compelling proposal and we’re thrilled to be working with the team.

How has First Bank helped ZOE overcome challenges?

When we were under a previous account, we couldn’t easily accept donations. Now that we are working with First Bank and have our own accounts, our donors can easily send us funds that support our programs and empower orphans.

We are thankful for First Bank’s quick response time and local focus, as well as their ability to help us meet our goals and grow. I would recommend First Bank to any organization in the Carolinas.

Randy Wiersma, Chief Operating Officer

Find services rightsized for your business.

Make your life easier with financial services and products that fit your needs.
We specialize in your business.
Whether you’re a startup or big business, First Bank offers solutions perfectly suited to your financial needs. See how we can support your business goals.
Find Out More
Ready to get started?
How we work
Together
At First Bank, you’ll enjoy one-on-one attention and comprehensive support from our entire team of business experts. You aren’t just another number in a database — you’re a partner. You’ll also learn firsthand how powerful an independent bank can be — capable of delivering everything big banks can, without being a big bank.
Let’s have a conversation

Trending Topics

Personal Loan Rates In Sanford, NC

If you live in Sanford, NC, and are looking for some of the best personal loan rates in the area, your local First Bank can help. We offer personal loans with flexible…

Your Community Bank in North Carolina

Are you wondering how your community bank stacks up against some of the national banks in North Carolina? Well, don’t believe that community banks versus big banks comparisons are always…

What Are 15 Year Mortgage Rates?

What are 15-year mortgage rates? It seems like a long time doesn’t it? But when you really think about it, 15 years is nothing. Think of all the things you’ve…

Where To Get 20 Year Mortgage Rates

When you’re ready to buy a house, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the excitement of shopping and forget about the financial part. Once you’ve found the…

Best Small Business Bank in Wilmington, NC

If you're looking for the best small business bank in Wilmington, NC, look to your local First Bank. Our business banking services are designed to meet the needs of businesses of…

College Savings Account in Wilmington, NC

Whether you’re a parent looking to put away money for your child’s university tuition or a high school student trying to save some spending money for college, a savings account…

How to Apply for a Small Business Loan in Florence, SC

Every successful business began with an idea. In most cases, that idea was followed by asking the common question of how to apply for a small business loan. In Florence,…

Best Savings Account Rates in Albemarle, NC

The Simple Dollar lists 100 Great Tips for Saving Money for Those Just Getting Started. At the top of the list? Finding the best savings account rates. In Albemarle, NC,…

How to Get a Personal Loan in Asheville, NC

The average credit card APR in October of 2014 was 15.07%. With such rates, sometimes a personal loan is a more cost-efficient way of getting your hands on the money…

Best Checking Account Rates In Albemarle, NC

If you live in Albemarle, NC, you can enjoy some of the best checking account rates in the state by banking with First Bank. We have two branches in Albemarle located…