Our Story | First Federal Savings Bank

Our Story


On January 3rd 1966, in the back of a grocery store, First Federal Savings Bank opened our doors. Dick Belcher, founder, along with the board, envisioned a bank where friends and neighbors would feel like family. Our focus on people has allowed us to grow to be more than just a bank. We have expanded to 6 branches all over Northern Indiana and are considered to be a leading mortgage lender in Indiana.

Our mission statement says it very well: First Federal’s mission is to serve our customers with the newest, competitively priced products delivered to them with state-of-the-art technology; to provide to all First Federal Family members a favorable working environment with reasonable compensation and benefits; and to treat all customers and First Federal Family members in the manner that all would like to be treated.”

Core Values: Respect, Commitment , Flexibility, Integrity and Fun 

To simplify our beliefs and culture into a phrase, Dick Belcher said it best when stating, “We don’t want to be the biggest bank, just the best.”


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