This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Money Magazine Names First Citizens Bank One Of America's 10 Best Banks

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Money magazine has named Raleigh, N.C.-headquartered First Citizens one of the 10 Best Banks in America in its October issue, which is on newsstands now.

First Citizens is one of four institutions from the "Midsize" category included in the top 10, and the magazine singled out the bank for its good checking account options.

"We're honored to receive this recognition. This accolade is a testament to our company's dedication to providing our customers with the quality financial products and services they want from their bank today," said Frank B. Holding Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of First Citizens Bank. "I especially applaud our associates who work diligently to ensure our clients achieve their business and personal goals and who help to make this bank one of the best in the nation."

The magazine's 10 Best Banks are broken down into three groupings: National Banks (more than $50 billion in deposits), Midsize/Regional and Specialty Accounts. First Citizens is one of four Midsize/Regional top performers.

For its second annual banking survey, Money analyzed banks and looked at data related to deposit size, number of branches, performance in independent customer service studies and checking, savings and CD account terms.

The ranking is one more accolade in the First Citizens' collection of multiple national awards, including:
  • Ninth-place ranking in Forbes 2012 Best Banks in America ranking
  • Second-place ranking in the Southeast Region in J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study
  • One of two top winners of 2012 Greenwich Excellence Awards for small business and middle market banking
  • Superior Five Star Rating from BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla. (

Founded in 1898, First Citizens Bank serves clients at more than 400 offices in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the bank is a major subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq:FCNCA), which has $21 billion in assets. For more information about First Citizens Bank, call toll free 1-888-FC DIRECT (1-888-323-4732) or visit
CONTACT: Barbara Thompson
         First Citizens Bank

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $92.75 -0.53%
FB $119.06 1.10%
GOOG $709.64 1.20%
YHOO $37.27 0.89%
TSLA $214.49 1.40%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,729.57 +68.86 0.39%
S&P 500 2,057.15 +6.52 0.32%
NASDAQ 4,731.2290 +14.1350 0.30%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs