Our Lafayette Branch is relocating to 620 Silverstone Road, Suite 102A, Lafayette, LA  70508 on January 28, 2019.  Conveniently located just across Camellia Blvd. and our current location, our staff will continue to be there to serve all your banking needs.  Please contact us at 337-365-1681 if you have questions or concerns.  

HOLIDAY CLOSURE - In observance of Martin Luther King Day, FBT locations will be closed for business on Monday, January 21, 2019

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First Checking Account

It's the place to start for basic checking.

Fewer fees and zero hassle

Sometimes it's best to keep it simple. When you need a straight-forward checking account that gives you what you need and gets out of your way, consider First Checking.

  • Open with a $25 minimum deposit
  • Unlimited check-writing, ATM1 and debit card transactions
  • Includes a VISA® debit card
  • Manage money through online banking, mobile banking2, online bill pay3 and First Bank by Phone

Monthly Service Charge

A $3 monthly charge applies, which you can offset by enrolling in free eStatements.

For our customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, First Checking is their go-to checking account for basic needs.


1 FBT offers totally free access to our network of ATMs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Mississippi, and Florida. Find an ATM.

2 Mobile Banking is offered at no charge.

3 Online Bill Pay is provided at no additional charge unless you choose expedited processing which is billed at $14.95 per transaction. Please consult your enrollment agreement or an account representative about charges that may apply for special payment processing.