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Premier Business Bank Account Conversion Update

The conversion of your accounts to First Foundation Bank was completed on October 22, 2018. You can now enroll or log in to your accounts online at using the Sign In feature at the top right of the page.

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

First Mountain Bank Clients – Important Information about Conversion

Please note this only applies to clients formerly with First Mountain Bank.
  • No, your account number(s) will not change.

  • No, the routing number will not change.

  • You may receive two separate statements for the month of November. In addition, your statement cycle may change. The new statement cycle date will be shown on your new First Foundation Bank statement.

  • Yes, you can continue to use your existing ATM card until further notice. You will receive a separate mailing with more information regarding your new First Foundation Bank Visa Debit Card and PIN instructions in November.

  • Yes, you can still make deposits and withdrawals at the branch ATMs. Deposits made after 3:00PM PT Monday through Friday will be credited on the next business day. Every day is a business day, except for Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. Please note the ATMs located at the branches will no longer be in service effective November 30, 2018. You may, however, continue to use the night drop or mobile banking for your deposit needs.

  • The (888) 377-6497 phone number will remain the same. During the weekend of Friday, November 30, 2018, the system may be temporarily unavailable while we upgrade our systems. As a result of this change, you will be required to update your Telephone Banking PIN beginning Monday, December 3, 2018.

  • Yes, you can continue to use your existing checks.

  • Loan payments should be mailed to the following address:
    First Foundation Bank
    Attn: Loan Servicing
    18101 Von Karman Avenue, 7th Floor
    Irvine, CA 92612

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.
See all of First Foundation’s locations

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.