Delivering for Business


Founded by local business and banking experts, First Independent Bank offers a highly personalized banking experience with a focus on exceptional service. A broad range of solutions. A commitment to building relationships. And ready access to decision-makers. All backed by the national strength of Western Alliance Bancorporation. With convenient offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, we’re proud to be the go-to banking solution for business in Northern Nevada.

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Learn how we support Northern Nevada’s dynamic, entrepreneurial business culture through our news and events.

$415,000 Donated to Support Nevada Communities Impacted by COVID-19

Part of $2 Million Contribution from Parent Company Western Alliance Bank

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2021 Economic Forum: The Road to Recovery

Leading economist, Dr. Christopher Thornberg, shared his insights on the impact of the pandemic, as well as Nevada’s current economic state and business insights for 2021 and beyond.

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National Economic Intelligence Report Released

Report Looks at National Trends, Key Indicators Affecting Local Economy as Nevada Emerges from Pandemic

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Our Team

We’re experts at empowering Northern Nevada’s businesses on the journey to innovation, growth and success. Our business bankers deliver the access, knowledge and commitment you need to achieve your goals.

We’re proud to have a long standing relationship with First Independent. For us, it’s all about being local and delivering on your promises – and we trust First Independent for their expertise and having the capabilities we need to manage our business. 

John and Sandy Raffealli Bill Pearce Motors of Reno

A division of Western Alliance Bank

Prepared and Ready for Today’s Challenges

Western Alliance stands ready to navigate the evolving business climate to meet the needs of your business. Our unique approach to banking and diversified loan portfolio will help us mitigate uncertainties, support our clients, and position Western Alliance to address challenges as they arise.

Learn more about our performance through our most recent issue of the Strength of Western Alliance.

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We’re part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, one of the top-performing banking companies in the U.S.


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