First Friends doesn’t just grow your money — it enriches your life. Enjoy exclusive benefits that go beyond banking.

Key Features

  • Exclusive Trips & Events
  • Earn Tiered Interest
  • No Monthly Service Charge1
  • Exclusive checking account for neighbors 50 & better
  • Earn tiered interest 
  • No monthly service charge1
  • Access exclusive group travel experiences and local events
  • Unlimited transactions
  • Digital banking services2, including:
    • Online banking 
    • Online bill pay
    • Mobile banking
    • Web statements
  • 25% discount on safe deposit box rentals3
  • Mobile wallet
  • Mastercard® debit card
  • $100 minimum deposit to open4

Where Friends Become Family!

The First Metro Bank family would not be complete without our First Friends. In 1990, the First Friends Account was established to combine banking, traveling, friendship, and memory-making all into one.

First Friends enjoy amazing trips across the country, day trips with exciting sightseeing opportunities and entertainment, plus one-of-a-kind local events! Karen Johnson, First Friends Coordinator, is the face behind it all: preparing across country trips, theatre events, luncheons, and exquisite one-day outings to keep our First Friends eager for the next destination.


“Every aspect of the First Metro Bank family is experienced when you are a First Friend – valued relationships, first-class service, and employees who treasure the opportunity to serve you. As a First Friend, whether traveling by land, sea, or air, you will create lifetime memories and develop friends who become family.”

Meet Your Neighbor, Karen Johnson
First Friends Coordinator

Karen Johnson

2022 First Friends Trips & Events

Contact Karen Johnson at 256-314-1636 or [email protected] to sign up for any trip or event. 

Pop-Up SURPRISE Day Trip

  • A surprise destination to be revealed in July
  • Can take place anywhere between July and December
  • More details to come

August 20: Ladies Day Away - SOLD OUT 

  • Leanne Morgan show in Huntsville, shopping at Bridge Street and dinner at Cotton Row
  • $165 per lady
  • Payment Deadline: July 22
  • $25 non-refundable deposit due with reservation 

September 23 - October 1: Grand New England (SOLD OUT) 

  • Nine days touring Vermont, New Hampshire, & Coastal Maine
  • Single $4,299 | Double $3,449 | Triple $3,199 | Quad $3,039
  • Payment Deadline July 29

October 25: Spooktacular Bingo & Costume Contest 

  • A night filled with bingo, door prizes, and a costume contest
  • The Mane Room in downtown Florence
  • $20 per person 
  • Payment Deadline: October 14th

December 1-2: Overnight Christmas Mystery Trip - SOLD OUT

  • A two-day mystery trip filled with holiday fun 
  • Single $549 | Double $469 | Triple $439 | Quad $425 
  • Payment Deadline: October 28
  • $25 non-refundable deposit due with reservation

December 13: Holiday Celebration

  • Delicious lunch & fine entertainment to celebrate the holiday season
  • Marriott Shoals Conference Center
  • $20 per person
  • Payment Deadline: December 5th

1Other miscellaneous fees may apply. See our Schedule of Fees for more information.

2Carrier rates may apply.

3Safe Deposit Boxes are not insured by the FDIC or any Federal Government Agency.

4All accounts are subject to approval. Restrictions and limitations apply.