From our President

Letter From Our President
 

Welcome to City First Bank, where we strengthen communities every day. With a unique impact lending and deposit platform, we are proud of our long standing commitment and history in community development finance and are known for our deep community roots.  

  

We’re so glad you’re interested in learning more about us, here’s what makes us different: 

  

  • As a community development bank, City First’s mission begins and ends with the community. Our loans have made possible the creation of hundreds of new small business jobs, thousands of affordable housing units, and dozens of new charter schools and other nonprofits that provide important services to our community. 
  • We work creatively with socially responsible investors, public agencies, and financial intermediaries to provide a double bottom line—helping depositors earn a superior return while their deposits go to work in neighborhoods in and around Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA that need financing the most. 
  • We’re small. We’re local. We’re mighty. We’re growing. While other banks may focus on larger deals, our specialty remains the deals that start small and grow big—for you, your business (including startups), your nonprofit, and your community. 
  • We offer a full array of deposit products and services that alone or in combination can meet almost every need—for individuals, businesses, nonprofits and larger community efforts. 
  • We create banking successes each year for small companies, nonprofits, social service agencies, charter schools, and real estate developers—especially those involved in developing or renovating affordable housing. 

If you already bank with us, thank you for letting us meet your banking needs. If you don’t bank with us, come see us at one of our three locations in the bustling U Street corridor of Washington DC or in Los Angeles at Exposition Park or Inglewood.  Here you’ll experience banking with a local focus. And you’ll find new friends in the financial experts who are available every day to meet your needs. 

 

We welcome an opportunity to serve you. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Brian E. Argrett 

President, Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman 

City First Bank, a subsidiary of Broadway Financial Corp 

 

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