FNBO – First National Bank of Omaha


Ann Nelson

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Western States Bank is now First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO).

Banking with Impact.

As the ‘great big small bank,’ our purpose is to improve the financial well-being of our customers and ensure the success of all the communities we call home. We firmly believe that for a community to be strong, every individual must also have the resources and opportunities to succeed.

When an individual is financially well, they can afford the things they want and need. They can also save for the future, create generational wealth, and help support their local economies. Of equal importance, when an individual is financially well, they experience less financial stress, can focus on what matters most to them, and simply enjoy life more.

Every facet of our business is focused on financial well-being. Our purpose-led approach drives how we serve our customers to help them achieve their goals, how we provide our employees with an inclusive environment in which to excel, how we engage the businesses we purchase goods and services from, how we support nonprofit organizations in our communities, and even how we work to sustain and improve the environment.

We’re independent, family-owned, and focused on the long view instead of the next quarter. It’s been our recipe for success for more than 164 years. Since our inception, our holding company – First National of Nebraska – has grown to nearly 5,000 employees with locations in eight states and $26 billion in assets. FNBO has been ranked one of the Most Small Business-Friendly Credit Card Companies by WalletHub and a Bankrate Top Mortgage Lender in Nebraska. We use this success to invest millions back into our communities, focusing on key areas of need, such as Affordable Housing & Neighborhood Stability, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development, Education & Workforce Development, and Environmental Sustainability.