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Alerts & Text Banking

It’s your money. Protect it.

Protect your accounts with free, timely alerts.1

With First Bank Alerts, you set the alert parameters and how you want to be notified—email, text message or phone call.

Types of alerts include:

  • Your checking, savings or credit line balance is above or below an amount you specify
  • A withdrawal, deposit or check posts to your account
  • Your online statement is ready for viewing
  • A transfer has processed successfully or has failed to process
  • An e-bill is ready to review
  • A bill payment has been sent
  • A bill’s due date is approaching
  • Your credit card payment is due

To get started with alerts, log in to online banking or open the mobile app, and choose Alerts in the Services section of the menu.


Check your accounts instantly.

Text banking allows you to receive information via text message about your accounts including available balance, recent transactions and transferred funds.2

Text Commands

Text Command Command Format Description
BAL BAL <account name>
For example, to receive your available balance information about your account nicknamed “Mine”, send this text:
BAL MINE
Sends your current Available Balance.
HST HST <account name>
To receive a list of the last 10 transactions of your account nicknamed “1234”, send this text:
HIST 1234
Sends the last 10 transactions.
XFER XFER <from account name> <to account name> <amount to transfer>
To transfer $25 from your savings account nicknamed “SAV” to your checking account nicknamed “Mine”, send this text:
XFER SAV MINE 25
Allows you to transfer funds between Text enabled accounts.
LIST LIST Sends list of all available Text Banking Commands.
HELP HELP Sends link for Text Banking help.
STOP STOP Unsubscribes your account from Text Banking.

Want to enroll?

Log in to your First Bank Digital Banking account and go to Services > Text Enrollment and follow the instructions to enable Text Banking. Once enabled you can begin texting the commands below to 226563. Or, call us at 866-792-4357 or email us at CustomerService@LocalFirstBank.com.

FAQs
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While First Bank does not charge for mobile or text banking, check with your mobile service provider for text or web access fees.

To opt out of First Bank Text Banking, reply STOP to 226563. An unsubscribe message will be sent to your number confirming the cancellation, but no more messages will be sent.

For support or information about First Bank Text Banking, reply HELP to 226563. Or, call us at 866-792-4357 or email us at CustomerService@LocalFirstBank.com.


  1. While First Bank does not charge for Alerts, check with your mobile service provider for web access or text messaging fees.
  2. First Bank’s top priority is the privacy of our users. See above for a complete copy of our Privacy Policy. In addition:
    • First Bank Text Banking will never, under any circumstances, sell or distribute your cell phone number to third parties or First Bank Text Banking clients for whom you have not approved.
    • First Bank Text Banking will never directly market to you any services for which you have not opted in, either by cell phone, text message or email.
    • First Bank Text Banking will never distribute any personal information about you, including your phone number, name, billing information or any other piece of identifying information.
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