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Mar 15, 2023

Safe and secure: More than a Century of Security

A message from Betsy Lawer, Board Chair & CEO/President

As a lifelong, third-generation banker, I have seen the ups and downs of the financial industry from many angles. For more than a century, First National Bank Alaska has weathered the booms and busts of Alaska, our country and the world, safeguarding deposits and making sound investments. Our long history of consistent, secure banking decisions is one of the many reasons First National is not at risk from the challenges that led to the closing of Silicon Valley Bank.

Safety, security and fiduciary responsibility are at the foundation of who we are, along with our long-held focus on personal banking relationships — by Alaskans, for Alaskans. We maintain strong capital levels and liquidity to meet the financial needs of Alaskans when it matters most.

With the foresight to see opportunities and challenges in the road ahead, the resources to respond, and the flexibility and innovation to deal with the unexpected, First National is well-positioned to deal with and thrive in unexpected circumstances – as we have for the past 100 years and counting. We’re here for the long haul.

I encourage you to reach out to our team if you would like additional information about your deposit and investment opportunities at First National. For instance, through our Wealth Management services, we currently offer several lower risk Treasury bond investment strategies that are designed to take advantage of the current yield landscape. If you have any questions about your banking relationship or accounts, our accessible, local management team is here to help. Contact us at 907-777-4362, 800-856-4362 or FNBA@FNBAlaska.com.

Betsy Lawer
Board Chair and CEO/President

Securities recommended or acquired in any fiduciary account administered by the Wealth Management Department of First National Bank Alaska are not FDIC insured and may involve investment risk, including possible loss of capital. Such securities are not obligations of First National Bank Alaska and are not guaranteed by First National Bank Alaska.


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