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

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
Alltel, Appalachian Wireless, AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Boost Mobile, Cellcom, Cellular South, Centennial Wireless, Cincinnati Bell, GCI, Immix Wireless, Inland Cellular, IV Cellular, Nex-Tech Wireless, Nextel Communications, nTelos, Revol Wireless, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, United Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile, and West Central Wireless.
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.

Trending Topics

Bank Owned Homes – Find Bank Owned Homes for Sale in Your Area

If you’re in the market for a great deal on a home, a bank-owned home could be just the thing for you! With First Bank, you can easily search through a…

First Bank One Rewards Program: Learn More

There are a lot of advantages to being a First Bank debit or credit card holder, but the First Bank One Rewards Program is the most beneficial to you. By simply using your…

How to Get a Personal Loan – North Carolina

Combing the internet trying to find out how to get a personal loan in North Carolina? Call off the search and visit one of First Bank’s North Carolina locations to meet…

Online Money Hacks – First Bank

If you are active on social media, you’ve probably tried a “life hack” at some point. Life hacks are little things you can do to make your life easier. For…

Lumberton Bank (Bank in Lumberton)

The city of Lumberton, North Carolina, only takes up about 15.8 square miles of land, but within that area there are plenty of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and banks for residents to…

Lowest Mortgage Rates – Jacksonville, NC

If you are looking for some of the lowest mortgage rates in Jacksonville, NC, your local First Bank can help. Now is a great time to buy a home in…

Small Business Loans – Florence, SC

With a rising population and a per capita income higher than the state average, Florence, South Carolina, is a promising place for new businesses. First Bank has two locations in…

Asheville Savings

First Bank in Asheville offers savings accounts for anyone looking to get the most out of their money. Whether you’re under 18 and just starting to learn about saving or…

Best Checking Accounts – Florence, SC

If you're looking for the best checking accounts in Florence, SC, you have a lot of different options. At First Bank of South Carolina, we have two convenient locations in Florence…

Balance Transfer Calculator

If your current credit card isn’t meeting all of your needs, consider switching to a First Bank credit card. First Bank now offers the option to transfer your balance from…