First United Bank & Trust Company was chartered on October 2, 1900, as Durant National Bank.
Over one hundred years later, First United is one of the nation's premier financial institutions offering a full range of personal banking, commercial, wealth management, insurance and mortgage products and services to customers with over 85 locations throughout Oklahoma and Texas. We are recognized as one of the largest, well-capitalized banking organizations in the Southwest region of the United States with assets of more than $5.5 billion. And, we're one of the largest privately held community banking organizations in the country.
World War I, called the Great War, begins.
In 1915, Durant National Bank absorbed eight banks in the Oklahoma region and in 1916 constructed what has become known as the Massey Building along Durant’s Main Street.
The United States joins World War I.
In 1963 Durant National Bank was renamed to Durant Bank & Trust, becoming one of the first banks in Oklahoma to have full trust powers.
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
State Senator John Massey joined the DB&T Board of Directors in 1965.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
In 1986, Senator Massey became the majority shareholder & CEO of Durant Bank & Trust in 1986; the bank at this time was just under $100 million in assets.
Bombing of federal office building in Oklahoma City kills 168 people.
In 1998, DB&T became the First United Bank & Trust we know today.
Two hijacked jetliners ram twin towers of World Trade Center in worst terrorist attack against U.S.; a third hijacked plane flies into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashes in rural Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people die in the attacks.
In 2003, Greg Massey was named CEO after working for his father’s company for 13 years and helps the bank grow to 18 locations in Oklahoma.
First United also opened its doors for business in McKinney, its first Texas community bank location.
First United grows to 2 billion in assets with 31 locations spanning Oklahoma & North Texas, and just over 650 employees.
First United Bank merges with First American Bank creating a footprint throughout 30 communities, holding more than $3 billion in assets.
First United Bank merges with American Bank of Texas, growing to over $5.5 billion in assets with more than 85 bank and mortgage locations creating more opportunity to live out our purpose to its fullest potential.