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Celebrating 125 Years of Relationship-Based Banking!

Stop by your local office during their weeklong celebration for a free gift and sweet treat as we thank you for your business! Enter your local office’s drawing to win a $1,250 Visa Gift Card. Tell your friends how much you love Bank First. Refer-a-Friend - your friend gets $100, you get $25.

It’s Our Anniversary!

Bank First was founded in May 1894 with a capitalization of $50,000. The bank operated from one location in downtown Manitowoc. Today, Bank First has assets in excess of $1.8 billion and operates out of 18 locations throughout Wisconsin. It has become one of the top performing financial institutions in the State of Wisconsin. Bank First attributes its success to attracting and retaining top talent who are committed to excellence and adhering to the principles of the bank’s promise: “We are a relationship-based community bank focused on providing innovative products and services that are value driven.”

Join the Celebration

Throughout the year, we will be paying tribute to each of the 18 communities we serve. We will be celebrating when each of our 18 offices officially joined the Bank First family. Stop by your local office during their celebration for a free gift and enter a drawing to win a $1,250.00 Visa Gift Card1!

Take Part in our Refer-A-Friend Program!

Earn money by telling your friends how much you love Bank First! When you refer-a-friend, you get $25, and your friend gets $100. Refer as many friends as you’d like and earn an unlimited amount of money!

How it Works

Step 1: Complete our Refer-A-Friend form.
Step 2: Give the Refer-A-Friend form to your friend.
Step 3: Your friend brings the form with them to any Bank First location to open their new checking account.
Step 4: Once your friend meets the account opening requirements, you both get paid!2

  1. No purchase necessary. One drawing will occur at each of Bank First’s 18 locations. There is a one entry per person limit for each drawing. Must be 18 years of age to enter and win. Bank First employees and immediate family members are not eligible. Each drawing will have its own entry deadline and drawing date. The entry form for that location’s drawing will be available only at that branch. Winner will be contacted via phone.
  2. Referred Customer must open a new Bank First personal checking account, be the primary owner of the new account, and must not have any existing or prior personal checking accounts within the last six months at Bank First. The primary owner is the owner whose social security number is used for tax reporting purposes on the account and must be 18 years or older. The new account must be opened in a Bank First branch. Accounts opened through are not eligible. In addition to the standard account opening terms and conditions applicable to opening the new account, in order to receive the $100 bonus, there must be a recurring direct deposit into the account, an active debit card on the account, and an agreement to receive e-statements ("Additional Requirements"). Only one bonus will be paid per Referred Customer regardless of the number of new accounts opened. The bonus will be paid in two installments. The first $50.00 will be paid within 60 days of confirmation of meeting the Additional Requirements. The Referred Customer has 60 days from the date of account opening to meet the Additional Requirements. The second $50 payment will be made within 30 days after the account has been open and active for 6 months and the Additional Requirements are still being met. If any of the Additional Requirements have been terminated, the second bonus will not be paid even if the account has been open for 6 months. The Referring Customer will receive $25 after the Referred Customer has met the Additional Requirements for the first $50 bonus. If the Referred Customer does not meet the Additional Requirements within 60 days of account opening or the Referring Customer has closed his or her account prior to payment, the Referring Customer is not entitled to the $25 payment. Any amounts paid may be reported to the IRS on the applicable 1099-INT form. PRIVACY: Bank First will only share customer information as disclosed in its Privacy Policy; however, the Referring Customer by sharing the Referral Form is disclosing to the recipient of the form that the Referring Customer has an account with Bank First. In addition, by taking advantage of the referral bonus, the Referred Customer acknowledges that the Referring Customer may become aware the Referred Customer has opened an account with Bank First through receipt of the $25 payment. Offer may be withdrawn at any time and is subject to change. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
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