Letter from the CEO

First Nations Bank was built on trust.

From humble beginnings in the homelands of the Plains Cree and Métis, we expanded our reach one relationship at a time, listening to the needs of Indigenous people and finding ways to serve them better.

Since then, we’ve grown into a financial institution that stands alone on the Canadian landscape. We’ve opened full-service branches and community banking centres in five provinces and three territories. We’ve partnered with growing Indigenous businesses and communities looking to the future. We’ve earned the trust of investors who share our vision and values. And, we’ve built a strong team committed to the success of our customers and each other.

Early in 2020, we’ll introduce trust management and advisory services for Indigenous customers who are looking for the same level of community-focus, care and attention that we bring to Indigenous banking.

Today, we serve First Nation, Métis and Inuit customers from coast to coast to coast. They are Indigenous governments, families, learners and business owners who entrust us with their challenges and dreams. We honour that trust by taking the time to listen, customizing solutions and responding to their needs.

The creation of our new, wholly owned FNB Trust is one such example. Early in 2020, we’ll introduce trust management and advisory services for Indigenous customers who are looking for the same level of community-focus, care and attention that we bring to Indigenous banking.

Our continued expansion of Community Banking Centres across northern and remote communities is another example. Next year, we’ll introduce 2 new locations in Nunavut and Quebec to improve access to banking services for people in these regions.

Providing banking solutions for Indigenous people is our focus and guiding purpose, built on a foundation of collaboration, mutual respect and trust.

Thank you for the trust you have placed in us.

Keith Martell

President & Chief Executive Officer