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

Ready to get started?

Login to your First Bank Digital Banking account and go to Settings > Text Enrollment and follow the instructions to enable Text Banking. Once enabled you can begin texting the commands below to 226563.

Text Commands

Text CommandCommand FormatDescription
BALBAL <account name>For example, to receive your available balance information about your account nicknamed “Mine”, send this text:BAL MINESends your current Available Balance.
HISTHIST <account name>To receive a list of the last 10 transactions of your account nicknamed “1234”, send this text:HIST 1234Sends the last 10 transactions.
XFERXFER <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 25Allows you to transfer funds between Text enabled accounts.
LISTLISTSends list of all available Text Banking Commands.
HELPHELPSends link for Text Banking help.
STOPSTOPUnsubscribes your account for Text Banking


What carriers does First Bank Text Banking support? 

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.

How much does Text Banking cost? 

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

How do I opt out of Text Banking? 

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

First Bank’s top priority is the privacy of our users. Click here 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.