About First Federal

When First Federal was founded nearly 100 years ago, we offered a new banking choice for Yamhill County residents. In the years since, we have grown in services and in number of branches, but our commitment to our customers and communities remains our primary focus.

Customer Service Pledge

 

History

1922

Founded as the American Savings and Loan Corporation in McMinnville

1935

Applied for federalization with the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation

1936

Charter was granted and the name was changed to First Federal Savings and Loan Association of McMinnville

1972

Newberg branch established

1974

New home office building built in McMinnville

1978

Sheridan branch established

1980

Amity and Carlton branches established

2001

Baker Creek branch established in McMinnville

2006

Friendsview branch established in Newberg's Friendsview Retirement Community

2008

Hillside branch established in McMinnville's Hillside Retirement Community

2015

First Federal expands eBanking and Loan products. Mobile Banking App, Mobile Check Deposit, Business Online Banking, Business ACH, Business Wires, Business Remote Deposit Capture and Commercial Lending.

2016

First Federal is rated 5-Star for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating firm. BauerFinancial rates all banks and credit unions on a zero-to-five star scale with 5-stars being the strongest. First Federal can be found on Bauer's Recommended Bank Report.

2020

First Federal is recognized by DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, as one of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America.

 


 Mission Statement

“We’re here, in the Yamhill Valley.

Our mission is to provide superior banking products and services, to promote home ownership and business vitality in the support of our communities.

Yes, we’re here……and we are staying!”

 

Customer Service Pledge

"Helping our customers identify and achieve their financial goals through exceptional service"

At First Federal we strive to provide you with the best banking experience possible.

To do this we pledge to:

  • Provide you with the highest level of service accuracy.
  • Respond quickly to your requests.
  • Listen to you and offer solutions.
  • Greet you with a smile. Make eye contact.
  • Learn and use customers' names.
  • Provide prompt and courteous telephone etiquette.
  • Maintain the highest level of customer privacy.
  • Be friendly and caring to our customers and communities.
  • Create a professional image through our appearance, attitude, and environment
  • Continually assess our performance.
  • Always thank you for your business.

 

Recognition & Awards

2021

Best Small Bank in Oregon - Newsweek

Newsweek Best Bank Logo

2020

First Place Corporate Philanthropy Award, Medium Business Category - Portland Business Journal

 

2020

Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America - DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree

DepositAccounts.com Badge

2018

Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

 

2017

First Place Corporate Philanthropy Award, Small Business Category - Portland Business Journal

 

2016

Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

 

2015

"Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy" Award - Portland Business Journal

 

2014

Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

 

2013

Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

 

2012

Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

 

2011

Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

 

2010

Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

 

2009

Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

 

 

How are we doing?

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Community Matters

Our philosophy continues to guide our decision-making and strengthen our dedication to our customers and our community. When you bank with us, your money is invested here and stays here, working for and giving back to our community.

Giving Programs

Community Support

Financial Education

 

 

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