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History

As you may have already read, Bank Five Nine opened in 1859. During this same year, Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state, ground was broken for the Suez Canal, the elevator was patented, Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species”, and Abraham Lincoln still hadn’t been elected President yet!

The history this bank has seen is absolutely remarkable. We’re so proud to continue the tradition of hometown, community banking, the way our organization began, while incorporating the many innovations and improvements that have become commonplace in our lives over the years.

We appreciate you taking the time to learn about who we are as an organization and where we come from. Please feel free to peruse our historical timeline, maybe learning a few more fun facts about Bank Five Nine you can share at dinner parties!

Timeline

2002
November 1

2002

2002
We opened our seventh branch in West Bend in November of 2002, located on W. Washington St. In December of the same year, the Germantown branch relocated to its current building on Mequon Rd.
2005
February 1

2005

2005
In February 2005, we opened our eighth branch on Summit Ave. in Oconomowoc.
2008
April 1

2008

2008
A new loan office was opened in Menomonee Falls in April of 2008 and our assets totaled more than $500M.
2010
October 1

2010

2010
In October of 2010, we opened a new branch in Menomonee Falls, and a loan office in Madison in February.
2012
June 1

2012

2012
We opened a new branch in Brookfield, and a new branch in Mequon in June. A new branch in Grafton was opened in December.
2014
June 1

2014

2014
In June of 2014, we finished construction on our new corporate expansion; adding 25,000 sq. feet to our downtown Oconomowoc headquarters. In August of the same year, we opened our second branch in Brookfield on North Ave.
2015
May 1

2015

2015
In May, we opened a new loan office in Green Bay. A few months later, in August, we added our 13th full service branch in downtown Milwaukee. And in November, another loan office in Rothschild, WI was opened.
2016
January 19

2016

2016
On January 19, 2016, we opened our 14th full service branch location in Glendale.
2020
May 4

Becoming Bank Five Nine

Becoming Bank Five Nine
On May 4, 2020, First Bank Financial Centre officially changed it’s name to Bank Five Nine. We weren’t bought or acquired, we simply wanted to stand out in a saturated market of 22 other “First Banks”.