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Big Bear Lake * Lucerne *  Running Springs


 What is happening with the ATMs?   


The First Foundation Bank Team is so excited to announce an important development regarding the Automatic Teller Machines at the Big Bear Lake, Lucerne, and Running Springs locations. Beginning Friday, November 30, the former FMB-­branded ATMs have been removed from their sites. 


First Foundation Bank  (FFB) clients will be able to make any ATM, their ATM!

That’s right – any ATM at any shopping center, grocery store, and beyond can now be used.  

This new freedom to make any ATM your ATM, has served FFB’s existing clients well. A client can walk-up to any ATM and obtain cash, and any transaction charges will be reversed in their next statement billing cycle. It might seem like an inconvenience at first blush, but the reality is that FFB is making it even easier to access an ATM. First Foundation Bank’s current clients love this freedom and flexibly and believes that new clients will appreciate the new service, as well!


About First Foundation Bank and the Merger with First Mountain Bank:


Like First Mountain Bank, personalized, professional customer service and relationship banking are core values of First Foundation Bank. FFB provides a professional environment where clients can take care of their banking and financial needs with responsive, knowledgeable, and reliable bankers who know them by name and go the extra mile to provide the value-­added solutions with exemplary service. With the merger comes the establishment of a stronger bank in Southern California, enabling the full deployment of personal banking, business banking and private wealth management services. Our combined capabilities will create a One-­Stop Shop for their customers’ diverse financial needs.

Both banks are very proud of their quality of  people, the quality  of their advice, and  the quality of their service.  The commitment to service is a core value at First Foundation Bank  and FFB’s Team will strive to ensure all clients have  a valuable experience through all interactions with FFB’s personnel.   

First Foundation Bank is excited to be a partner  in  Big Bear Valley  and are already supporting groups such as the Big Bear Association of  Realtors Charity and working with the Big Bear Middle School.

First Foundation Bank Info for Bigbearlake NEWS  Site:   


First Foundation Bank has a total of twenty branch offices throughout California, Nevada, and Hawaii,   including  Big Bear Lake,  Running Springs, and  Lucerne Valley. The Bank entered the Big Bear Valley region through our merger with First Mountain Bank. And while the name on the building has changed, FFB holds the same core values of client service and relationship banking at the core. The First Foundation Bank Team is thrilled to be a part of the community. Through  our platform  of personal banking,  business banking, and private  wealth management services,  we offer a  suite of services  that is typically only  available at large financial  institutions, but through high-­touch  client service found at boutique firms.  This uniquely positions us to serve the financial needs of professionals, their businesses, and their families.

Big Bear Lake Branch Information:

Kathy Bauch, VP 

Big Bear Lake Branch Manager

(909)  878-­1713

40865  Big Bear  Blvd.,

P.O. Box 6868,

Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315

Monday – Thursday 9:00 5:00 P.M.   

Friday 9:00 6:00 P.M. | Sat 9:00 1:00 P.M.



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First Foundation Bank mission is to enhance their wealth and well-­being of our  clients, as well as the  communities in which they live  and work.  The bank’s dedication to education and philanthropy are part of what makes us special  and will help us to change the way people perceive financial  services.