U-Med Branch

Final Touches

May 19, 2015

Colorized photos depicting First National's storied past are mounted on the branch
walls by GraphicWorks, an Anchorage large format digital printing company.   




U-Med Branch Now Open for Business

Jan. 20, 2015

The doors of the U-Med Branch opened for business today, demonstrating the bank’s commitment to providing convenient service to customers in the growing health care industry and the Alaskans they service.

At the corner of Providence Drive and Piper Street in the U-Med district of Anchorage, the newest branch is also well positioned, adjacent to the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, to open the door to banking opportunities with future Alaskan leaders and business people.

The 6,300 sq. ft., two-story branch building includes:

  • Three drive-up lanes
    M–F: 9am–6pm, Sa: 10am–4pm
  • Drive-up ATM 24/ 7
  • Night drop 24/ 7
  • Courtesy kiosk in lobby
     M–F: 10am–6pm, Sa: 10am–4pm
  • Safe deposit boxes
    M–F: 10am–6pm, Sa: 10am–4pm
  • Loans & New Accounts
    M–F: 10am–6pm, Sa: 10am–4pm

Official ribbon cutting ceremonies and promotions are planned for mid-February.

U-Med Branch Nearing Completion

Dec. 1, 2014

Construction is nearing completion on the bank’s 31st branch. Located in the U-Med District of Anchorage, the 2-story building is on track for delivery on time in January. Exterior metal and glass installation is underway, with interior sheet rock completed and finishing touches, including flooring, cabinets and counters underway. The bank worked closely with architects to design a refined, modern space to meet customer needs.

U-Med Branch Update

July 23, 2014

Construction of First National’s new U-Med Branch is well underway at the corner of Providence Dr. and Piper St. in Anchorage. The building is slated to be near completion before year-end 2014, and open for business by late January 2015.

U-Med Groundbreaking

May 21, 2014

More than 40 people gathered on snow-covered land to break ground on the First National Bank Alaska U-Med Branch in Anchorage March 21.

Representatives from First National, Pfeffer Development and other project team members used gold shovels to break through snow to begin construction. A ceremonial commercial loan closing also occurred on site, signifying the first loan closing at this new branch. The property is located on the southwest corner of Providence Drive and Piper Street in Anchorage.

“This new branch is a demonstration of our interest in providing convenient service to our customers in the growing health care industry and the Alaskans these health professionals serve,” D.H. Cuddy, chairman of First National Bank Alaska said. “We also hope to include among our bank’s new customers more of Alaska’s best and brightest; students at the University of Alaska Anchorage who are learning how to become the future leaders of our great state.”

New Branch Announced for Anchorage’s U-Med District

(Image courtesy of kpb architects)

For Immediate Release - February 19, 2014

A branch of Alaska’s largest locally owned bank will open in a new building on the corner of Providence Drive and Piper Street in the U-Med district of Anchorage in late 2014, announced First National Bank Alaska President Betsy Lawer.

The 31st branch of First National will be a two-story building offering the convenience of three drive-up lanes, including a drive-up ATM and night drop. A staff of lending and deposit experts will focus on meeting the banking needs of Alaskans living and working in the area.

Located in the heart of Alaska’s university and medical district, First National banking experts at the new branch will offer the expertise of the state’s most experienced local bank. “We know Alaska and the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in living, studying and doing business in the Last Frontier,” said Lawer. “With that first-hand knowledge and experience, our experts have developed financial solutions especially for individuals, families and businesses in Alaska.

“This new branch, conveniently located just between the UAA Student Center and the Providence Hospital building, will also open the door to banking opportunities with future Alaskan leaders and business people,” Lawer said.

A full-function customer kiosk where customers can handle routine banking transactions online without teller assistance will be available on the first floor of the new branch, with private offices for lending activities located on the second level.

The bank will occupy a 6,300 sq. ft. unit of the new building developed by Pfeffer Development, LLC, a multidisciplinary commercial real estate developer based in Anchorage. Criterion General, Inc. is the design-builder and kpb architects is the design firm for the project.

Pfeffer Development has been working closely with the Municipality of Anchorage to apply goals of the Adopted U-Med/Universities and Medical District Framework Master Plan to the project. The new building will integrate into the existing environment, providing green space and convenient access through pedestrian/bike paths. It will also feature contemporary exterior finishes and expansive windows allowing for natural light and views of the surrounding landscape.

Alaskan-owned and operated since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and 30 branches in 18 communities throughout the state. Forbes named the bank one of the nation's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2012 and 2013. Visit FNBAlaska.com for more information about Alaska's largest locally-owned bank and access to efficient and secure online banking services.