This fall, First National Bank of Waseca, Ellendale and Hope will be changing its name and look to uniquely identify ourselves and better fit who we are today.
This change provides us the opportunity to singularly own our name and eliminate confusion in the marketplace surrounding multiple banks named First National. We are so excited to share our new name, logo and visual identity with you soon.
Our commitment to you and remaining locally owned is unwavering. Over the next several weeks, you will start to see changes inside and outside of our branches as our rebrand begins and we continue to invest in our infrastructure, technology and people to bring you an optimal banking experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is First National Bank being acquired or sold?
No, there is no change in ownership of the bank with the rebrand and we are not being sold or acquired by another financial institution. Our owners are local and will remain local.
Will my accounts change?
No. Your accounts will not change. You will have the same account numbers and benefits that you currently have with First National Bank.
Will the routing number change?
No, our routing number will stay the same—091901561.
Can I continue to use my First National Bank debit card and checks?
Yes, you can continue to use your debit card and checks. We will be communicating when your new debit cards will be issued and will continue to print checks in-house.
Will I still be able to access surcharge-free ATMs nationwide?
Yes, with your First National Bank debit card as well as the new card you will receive after the rebrand, you have access to more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Find an ATM
Can I continue to use Online Banking and the MyBank Anywhere app?
Yes, nothing is changing with online banking or our app at this time. Watch for information on when you will need to log in to Online Banking and updating the app in September when the rebrand is official.
Will there be a change with employees?
No, our staff will remain the same we will continue to be the same friendly faces you know and trust.
Will you continue the Bluejay and Panther Debit Card Donation Program?
Yes, but we want to give back even more to our communities! We will be modifying the donation program to include all personal debit card holders which will generate more dollars that can be requested and donated to make a bigger impact not only with our local schools but with additional organizations in the communities we serve. Stay tuned!
Why is First National Bank rebrand?
We are changing its name and look to uniquely identify ourselves and better fit who we are today. This change provides us the opportunity to singularly own our name and eliminate confusion in the marketplace surrounding multiple banks named First National.
When will this change happen?
You will start to see changes inside and outside of our branches as we continue to invest in our infrastructure, technology and people to bring you an optimal banking experience. Watch for additional communications as we reveal our new name in September. We will operate under our new name beginning September 24, 2022.
What happens after the rebrand?
Over the years, First National Bank has always been committed to its customers and communities, provided banking services to meet growing needs while developing and maintaining the personal aspects of service that is synonymous with community banking. Our employees and board of directors care and are genuinely willing to serve. Rest assured, this will not change. We are simply going to operate under a new name with a fresh, energetic look.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the rebrand?
If you have additional questions about the upcoming rebrand, we invite you to personally contact our President and Director, Bernie Gaytko at 507-835-2740.