Communication is key and this local bank speaks your language!

Understanding how your money and your bank can work for you is vital. After all, making the best possible financial decisions shouldn’t be left to chance … or left open to misunderstanding. If you’re new to Bellevue and English is not your first language, local community bank First Fed can help.

Serving customers since 1923, First Fed brings extensive experience to the table. Their newly opened location in Bellevue is the first one on the east side of the city, and they’re excited to serve the diverse, dynamic and growing population. Committed to supporting local businesses and organizations, the staff love to volunteer in the community they live and work in.

Bilingual banking

First Fed Bellevue offers a multilingual staff who speak Cantonese and Mandarin to assist you with all of your banking needs. Banking practices vary from country to country, and making a new home where you’re still learning the language can present many challenges. The last thing that you should have to worry about is communicating with your bank.

No matter your needs or what you need to know to understand a new banking culture, First Fed bank offers everything from checking accounts and mortgages to business loans and car loans, all with friendly, expert advice.

First-hand experience and knowledge

Branch Manager Nicole Zhao speaks from personal experience and notes that “it’s really important to be able to speak your language and to have someone who understands your culture to guide you through the steps.”

Nicole came to Bellevue from China at just 16 years old and has more than 13 years of experience in banking. Beginning her career as a teller, she worked through various other positions to become Branch Manager, gaining exceptional insight and experience along the way.

Bellevue residents come from all over the world, and all over the US, to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle available here. The welcoming, knowledgeable First Fed team enjoy being a part of such a diverse and dynamic cultural melting pot, and the broad spectrum of opportunity that it brings.

“I love being able to help new people fit in and feel more at home in their chosen community,” Nicole says.

No matter what your banking needs, First Fed can help you get your first account, buy your first house or save for the future. Check out their website here. Contact Nicole Zhao at 425-278-6950, or stop by in person at 1100 Bellevue Way NE, Unit 6, Bellevue, WA. First Fed is a Member and FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

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