About Us


1934 - 2024

our mission

To cultivate prosperity for our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve.
To continue to provide high-quality financial services in a competitive and profitable manner.
To foster thriving commercial enterprise and home ownership.
To actively encourage personal growth.
To build and maintain a strong financial base with a view to perpetual existence.

Philadelphia's Hometown Bank

What Makes Firstrust Different?

why we’re different

Hear from our CEO & President to discover why Firstrust has been in business for nearly 90 years.

Our story

In 1934, at the height of the Great Depression, Samuel A. Green founded First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Philadelphia in South Philly, around his grandmother’s kitchen table. It became Firstrust Bank in 1987.

His cornerstone was a commitment to community and the foundation was family values.

He was a leader in every sense of the word and began Firstrust’s tradition of empowering others to success as they strove to better themselves, their families and the communities in which they lived.

In 1970, Daniel B. Green became President and CEO of the bank. Richard J. Green, the grandson of founder Samuel A. Green, became President and CEO in 1995, and currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board and Owner of Firstrust.

Samuel a. Green
daniel b. Green
Chairman Emeritus
richard j. Green
Executive Chairman and Owner

Our leadership

Firstrust is currently in its third generation of family management, beginning with Samuel A. Green, then son Daniel B. Green and currently Richard J. Green. Their legacy has been one of stability and strength.


Celebrating 90 years of our history

Explore captured moments from our 90 year legacy of a family-owned bank that has grown with its community, fostering trust and stability through generations.  


our Enterprise

A family of businesses with shared values

Our diverse enterprise of companies has been purpose-built to provide financial solutions dedicated to supporting our clients throughout their lifecycle.

Firstrust is the largest family-owned financial institution in our region.  Firstrust is currently in its third generation of family management, beginning with Samuel A. Green, then son Daniel B. Green and currently Richard J. Green. Their legacy has been one of stability and strength.
For more than 30 years, the experts at Apex Commercial Capital have helped small businesses achieve their financial goals by offering a wider variety of commercial financing products and services.
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The principals and associates of Firstrust Financial Resources have over two decades of experience in wealth management, financial planning, employee benefits and advanced life insurance planning. Previously Progress Financial Resources, in 2006 the team joined Firstrust Bank—one of the region’s oldest and most respected financial institutions.
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Hatch is a digital-first bank that improves how people save, spend, borrow, and send money by creating strategic relationships with fintech companies.
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Verde Ventures invests in both fintech-focused venture capital funds and directly in venture-backed fintech & fintech adjacent companies.

our impact

Cultivating prosperity for the communities we serve.

Firstrust Bank proudly partners with leading charitable organizations across the Philadelphia region.

Investing in organizations that possess capable and courageous leadership, innovative approaches to addressing social problems and injustices, and a fierce commitment to making a substantial impact.
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On the field we're united by one objective; victory. Off the field, we are drawn together by an even larger goal: taking action for autism. Through research, advocacy, empathy and unity our biggest strength is bringing people together, so we're inviting the world to join us. And together, we will make an impact that echoes around the globe.
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Devoted to enriching the lives of children and young adults with disabilities and empowering them to navigate the world around them.
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Transforming lives and our city by building and repairing homes in partnership with families in need, and uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing. Our vision is a city where all Philadelphians live in safe, affordable homes.
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Annual statements

For 90 years, Firstrust has provided secure, profitable, smart safekeeping for our customers’ deposits. With nearly $5.2 billion in assets, a high degree of liquidity, and strong reserves, we are proud to hold the highest star rating of Superior from independent bank rating firm, BauerFinancial, Inc.

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Firstrust Bank Expands Q2 Partnership to Strengthen Customer Engagement and Deposit Growth

February 13, 2024

Firstrust Bank uses Q2 ClickSWITCH to provide customers with a seamless digital account opening experience.

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The Green Family Foundation and Firstrust Bank Call For Submissions For Annual College Scholarship Program

November 27, 2023

55th Annual Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program will Award $360,000 in Multi-Year Academic Scholarships to College-Bound Students in the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley Regions.

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We're looking for employees who offer exemplary customer service with a commitment to our values —honesty, integrity and accountability.


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