Best Small Bank

First Guaranty Bank is the #1 Best Small Bank for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW



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We are excited to announce that for the third year in a row, we've been named the Best Small Bank in America and Louisiana by Newsweek. Newsweek partnered with Lending Tree to evaluate thousands of FDIC-insured banks on more than 50 different factors in order to identify the best-in-class options in 26 categories. We are proud to be part of this year's line up!



FGB Named #1 Best Small Bank 2021 & 2022

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For the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, First Guaranty Bank was named the BEST SMALL BANK IN THE US! And when compared to all other banks in the state of Louisiana, we were named the BEST SMALL BANK IN LOUISIANA, too! This recognition is amazing and a true testament to the hard work of the entire team. We hold this title with pride and commit to continuing to be the best small bank in the US for all time.

"This is a totally unexpected and overwhelming honor. It is a tribute to each and every one of our First Guaranty Bank members and to our dedication and determination to be a true community bank providing the best service possible to our communities and customers. This is the goal of all of us from the Board of Directors throughout the entire Bank."

- Alton B. Lewis, President & CEO




"It is truly a great honor to be the #1 Bank in the country and the best small bank in Louisiana.  This is a testament to the efforts and contributions of every team member at FGB.  Although we have known it for a while, I’m excited that the rest of the country will get to learn about the great team at FGB!"

- Randy Vicknair CRC, Chief Lending Officer

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