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Train - AboutFirstBank Southwest (“FBSW”) was chartered as First National Bank of Ochiltree in 1907. The bank changed its name to First National Bank of Perryton, Texas soon after the Santa Fe Railway announced a line expansion from Shattuck, Oklahoma to Spearman, Texas in 1919.

Carl Ellis bought controlling interest in the bank in 1934. A member of the Ellis family has been involved in the bank’s leadership ever since. The bank grew rapidly in the 1980s and 1990s by acquiring banks in Booker, Hereford, and Pampa, Texas.

Wagons - About The bank moved into Amarillo with its purchase of the Texas Commerce Bank’s location. The bank merged operations and changed the name to FirstBank Southwest, National Association in 1995. The bank changed its charter from a National Bank to a State-Chartered Bank in 2005, making the name simply FirstBank Southwest.

FirstBank Southwest has nine banking center locations in Amarillo, Booker, Hereford, Pampa, and Perryton, Texas, and has expanded to the Fort Worth, Texas market for a Loan and Deposit Production Office.

Dust Bowl - AboutFor more than one hundred years, FirstBank Southwest has met the needs of those working and living in The Panhandle. It is the mission of FirstBank Southwest to be the preferred community bank in the great state of Texas by providing focused financial services for commercial customers and retail customers.

In addition, we offer digital banking with you in mind. We have security features for your peace of mind, payment methods to send money fast, convenience to access your accounts anytime, anyplace, and Treasury Management to optimize cash flow. Click here to learn about our Personal Digital Banking, and click here to hear about our Business Digital Banking.

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