As a pioneer in the banking world, we’re not the new kids on the block. Just like James Bond with sophisticated gadgets out of the trunk of a car, we initially launched in 1994 as a credit union for America Airline pilots and doing all the high-tech remote online banking (ATM reimbursements, etc.) services way before all the big banks.
Eventually, in 2000 we converted to an Illinois state charted savings bank and an FDIC Member. We later took roots at our current location in Oswego in 2007.
As a small business, we get it and understand the pain and struggle of starting from peanuts vs. big corporate capital funding to launch.
We take care of our people. Everyone has a voice. At Allied First Bank those voices matter. We recognize our workforce by investing in our team members as whole people. We start with making work fun. We weave in a spirit of social responsibility and philanthropy. Over time we build trust and pride. We believe in creating an environment that lends way to our team having fun and engaging in meaningful work. Through this experience we intend to foster a culture of achievement, longevity and excellence.
Our leaders lead from the front lines and are involved at all levels. While promoting personal accountability and independent thinking, our leadership has the ability to recognize what is needed and is eager to jump in and roll up our sleeves. Our leaders know that leading is about listening and caring for our employees. The satisfaction of our customers is directly related to the happiness of our employees and we work to create positive environments. We believe that actions are the only truth. We strive to be true by consistently modeling and living by Allied First Bank’s vision and creating a culture of high performance, transparency, and accountability.
We believe that it is integral for each individual to hold one another accountable, regardless of position or rank, to the highest of standards when it comes to the strength of one’s character. We recruit team members whose personal values of integrity, work ethic, transparency, and commitment to success as a team match the vision of the organization. Doing right by the organization and our clients is paramount.
Allied First Bank strives to build a raving fan base through consistent service, quality products and accessibility. We recognize that many team members contribute to our endeavor. Through respect and extraordinary effort, we are able to perform at higher and higher levels. We set ourselves apart from every other organization with our commitment to quality, competence, consistency, and kindness.