About Us


First Montana Bank opened for business May 15, 1913 in Libby, Montana as First State Bank of Libby. In 1963 the Bank converted to a National Charter and became First National Bank of Montana. On January 1, 2010, the Bank made the decision to convert to a State Charter as First Montana Bank.

First Montana Bank is a full-service community bank operating 10 branch locations, along with mobile and online banking services, throughout western Montana

For more than 100 years, First Montana Bank has been a sound, secure community bank dedicated to serving our customers and communities. We believe that community banking is a business based on building relationships.



First Montana Centennial Legacy

Remembering our roots and looking to the future.

In 2013 First Montana Bank celebrated 100 years of community banking in Montana.  Our loyal customers, robust communities, and dedicated employees have contributed to our rich legacy and solid history, and will continue to play a role in our future success.

We look forward to helping Montanans prosper for the next 100 years.

Federal Reserve: Community Banking in the 21st Century

Joe Kesler, CEO, was interviewed for a special video series as part of the 2016 Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors in St. Louis, MO.


Our Mission

Through teamwork, accountability and mutual respect we will provide high quality financial services exceeding customer expectations in our markets, in a safe and sound manner, creating long-term relationships and a positive work environment for our employees resulting in an above average return on investment to our shareholders.