Premier Business Bank and First Mountain Bank Are Now
First Foundation Bank
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Premier Business Bank Account Conversion Update

The conversion of your accounts to First Foundation Bank is scheduled to begin on Friday, October 19, 2018 and planned for completion on Monday, October 22, 2018. Online banking will be unavailable during this period while we migrate your services. Starting Monday, October 22, 2018, please go to to enroll or log in to online banking.

About the Merger

On June 1, 2018, it was announced that Premier Business Bank and its community bank divisions, Premier Bank of Palos Verdes and First Mountain Bank joined forces with First Foundation. This combination creates a strong regional banking partner for our clients and our local community. Under the new name of First Foundation Bank, we will continue the tradition of serving clients with a passion for excellence while making a positive impact in the community.

About First Foundation

At First Foundation, we’ve never taken the easy path, but we’ve always chosen the right one – for our clients, our families, our communities, and each other. Our clients trust us with their banking and private wealth management needs and we stand ready to deliver our solutions with a relentless focus on client service. Clients choose us because we have the capabilities of a multi-diversified financial institution, with the personal touch of a boutique firm.

Personal Banking

With access to online banking, our mobile app, and no fees at any ATM in the county, you won't need to make tradeoffs to receive the level of personal service we deliver.
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Business Banking

Whether you are just starting out and looking to build for the future, or are looking for an experienced partner to support your next phase of growth, we are ready to assist.
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Private Wealth Management

A sophisticated platform of investment management and wealth planning, we serve individuals and families seeking to preserve and grow their wealth.
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New Name, Same Local Expertise

First Foundation Bank will maintain branches in Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, and Lucerne Valley, staffed with the same local expertise and friendly faces you have come to know.

Key Questions, Answered

We understand that anything new - even something great - takes time to get used to, so below we have outlined the answers to frequently asked questions. If you do not find what you are looking for, please call your local office, or use the Contact Us form below to let us know how we can help.


Premier Business Bank Clients – Important Information about Conversion

Please note this only applies to clients formerly with Premier Business Bank and Premier Bank of Palos Verdes

Locations & Hours

Big Bear Lake

40865 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. Box 6868
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Lobby Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(909) 866-5861

Lucerne Valley

32946D Highway 18
P.O. Box 2100
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
Lobby Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Palos Verdes Estates

36 Malaga Cove Plaza
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Lobby Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)

Rolling Hills Estates

4A Peninsula Center
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Lobby Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Running Springs

2625 Whispering Pines Dr.
P.O. Box 90
Running Springs, CA 92382
Lobby Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Torrance (Operational Office)

2377 Crenshaw Blvd.
Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90501
Hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only.
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Contact Us

Have questions or comments? Let us know how we can help. Please complete the form below.

First Foundation Bank protects and safeguards the privacy of our customers. For this reason we will never ask for personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, passwords, PINs and the like via email. Likewise, you should never transmit this personal information via email. If you receive a message supposedly from Premier Business Bank or First Mountain Bank that asks for personal identifying information, do not respond to the message and immediately contact the bank at a telephone number you know to be genuine.