First Foundation Bank

18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 750
Irvine, CA 92612

Notable Rates APY Vs.Others
Savings 1.75% 1.90% →
1-Year CD N.A. 1.90% →
2-Year CD N.A. 1.95% →
5-Year CD N.A. 2.00% →
30-Year Mortgage N.A. 3.14% →
15-Year Mortgage N.A. 2.59% →
HELOC N.A. 2.50% →

2020 Overview

General Bank Information

First Foundation Bank is an FDIC insured institution located in Irvine, CA. It was founded in 2007 and has approximately $6.34 billion in assets. Customers can open an account at one of its 16 branches.

FDIC Insured Yes
FDIC Certificate # 58647
Date Established 2007
Assets $6.34 billion
Loans $4.86 billion
Deposits $5.19 billion
Capital $0.61 billion

For a more detailed analysis of First Foundation Bank's financial condition and a description of what these numbers mean, please visit the Financial Details section.

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Financial Details

First Foundation Bank Ratio Analysis

The following ratios and data are available to help you better understand the financial condition of First Foundation Bank. The data is provided by the FDIC. All banks listed on are FDIC-insured. No depositor has ever lost deposits that have been within the FDIC insurance limits.

Texas Ratio
First Foundation Bank U.S. Bank Average
3.4% 6.70%

The Texas Ratio compares the bank’s non performing assets (non-performing loans and real estate owned) with its tangible common equity and its loan loss reserves. A lower Texas ratio indicates better coverage of problem loans. The closer the Texas Ratio is to 1-to-1 or 100%, the less capital and reserves a bank has to absorb its loan losses.

As of September 30, 2019, First Foundation Bank had $21,535,000 in non-current loans and $0 in owned real estate. To cover these potential losses it had $613,753,000 in equity and $20,500,000 in loans loss reserves. That gives it a Texas Ratio of 3.4%.

Return on Equity
First Foundation Bank U.S. Bank Average
9.71% 9.72%

First Foundation Bank has a Return on Equity of 9.71% versus the BestCashCow average of 9.72%. Return on equity measures how efficiently a bank is making money from its capital. A bank with a consistently high ROE can be considered well run. A bank with a consistently low ROE can be considered poorly run.

First Foundation Bank U.S. Bank Average
9.68% 12.89%

First Foundation Bank has a Capitalization of 9.68% versus the BestCashCow average of 12.89. Capitalization measures how much equity capital a bank has to underpin loans and other assets on its balance sheet. The higher the capitalization number the more secure a bank is considered.

First Foundation Bank Balance Sheet Analysis

As of September 30, 2019, First Foundation Bank had assets of $6,342,041,000, loans of $4,855,568,000, and deposits of $5,185,376,000. Long-term increases in deposits shows a bank's ability to raise funds to grow its loans and assets. Loan and asset growth may rise or fall depending on a bank's strategy for growth. Sharp rises and falls in assets, deposits, and loans can be problematic, indicating a loosening of lending standards, or financial distress leading to reduced lending. A big change in these figured can also be from a bank acquisition or merger.

Summary Balance Sheet

September 30, 2019
Cash & Balances due from depository institutions $0.27 billion
Interest-bearing balances $0.24 billion
Total securities $1.04 billion
Federal funds sold and reverse repurchase $0.00 billion
Net loans and leases $4.86 billion
Loan loss allowance $0.02 billion
Trading account assets $0.00 billion
Bank premises and fixed assets $0.00 billion
Other real estate owned $0.00 billion
Goodwill and other intangibles $0.11 billion
All other assets $0.06 billion
     Total Assets $5.73 billion
Total deposits $5.19 billion
      Interest-bearing deposits $3.64 billion
      Deposits held in domestic offices $5.19 billion
      % insured (estimated) 81.55%
Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements $0.00 billion
Trading liabilities $0.00 billion
Other borrowed funds $0.50 billion
Subordinated debt $0.00 billion
All other liabilities $0.04 billion
      Total Liabilities $5.73 billion
      Shareholders’ Equity $0.61 billion

Summary Income Statement

September 30, 2019
Total Interest Income $0.19 billion
Total Interest Expense $0.06 billion
Net interest income $0.13 billion
Provision for loan and lease losses $0.00 billion
Total non interest income $0.01 billion
Total non interest expense $0.08 billion
Pre-tax Net Operating Income $0.06 billion

Bank Loan Profile?

The top three loan types in First Foundation Bank’s loan portfolio are Multifamily Mortgages, 1-4 Family Residential Loans, and Commercial Real Estate.

Compared to other banks in California, First Foundation Bank has a significantly higher percent of Multifamily Mortgages on its balance sheet, potentially indicating a specialty in that lending area.

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding and double categorization of some loan types. All data from the FDIC. Additional information about this table.

Comparison to Other Banks
 Low   Med   High 
1-4 Family Residential Loans 18.97
Credit Card Loans 0.00
Consumer Auto Loans 0.00
Small Business Loans 2.43
Construction and Development Loans 1.46
Commercial Real Estate 18.06
Commercial and Industrial Loans 8.46
Farm Loans 0.00

Frequently Asked Questions About First Foundation Bank

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Is First Foundation Bank FDIC insured?

Yes. It is covered under FDIC Certificate #58647.

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Customer Reviews for First Foundation Bank

  • March 22, 2020 |

    Online Savings Rates

    Was denied acct on grounds that I am NV resident.

  • March 11, 2020 |

    Online Savings Rates

    I was rejected

  • January 29, 2020 |

    Online Savings Rates

    Very slow ACH transfers - literally 5 business days for any type (external to FF or FF to external). IF you live near a branch, you can still do all the banking in person, just have to set up the account online.

  • November 21, 2019 |

    Online Savings Rates

    A nuisance, not a real bank account.

  • November 21, 2019 |

    Horrible online Bank-cannot make ACH Transfers over $1000 a day and $10,000 a Month from First Foundation-all others I have used-Capital One, E Trade, Popular Direct allow large transfers directly from their websites and now they dropped rate from 2.40 to 2.00

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