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Business Banking That's Different

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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Delivering for Business

First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, First Independent Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, First Independent Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers. 

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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.

 

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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.

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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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