Leasing & Financing

Whether you are a business executive looking to invest in new equipment or a vendor seeking financing options for your clients, you can leverage flexible financing through First American.

Case Studies

See firsthand how organizations have achieved their goals with customized financing from First American.

Get to Know Us

We’re one of the of the country’s largest equipment finance companies that provides leasing and financing to established commercial borrowers throughout the United States and Canada.* Our strength is in our structure. First American is a wholly owned subsidiary of City National Bank, an RBC company. This allows us to offer you competitive rates while delivering unique value through our focused, industry-aligned teams.


But we’re so much more than that

We are hardworking professionals who genuinely care about our clients—where they are today and where they want to be in the future.

We thrive on long-term relationships built on trust and integrity. Our award-winning company culture is full of passion, inclusion, and a commitment to community.

We are not about the status quo. We are about making a lasting impact for our clients, colleagues, and communities.


Our Mission

To grow businesses by passionately and professionally earning long-term relationships

Our Vision

To be the best company to work for, and the best company to work with

Our Values

Be Positive, Earn Relationships, Strive for Excellence, Take Action

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By the Numbers


Finance Portfolio

Our disciplined lending approach, steady growth, and diverse portfolio translates into strength and stability for our clients.


CLFPs (the most in the world)

First American employs more Certified Lease & Finance Professionals than any company in the world.** Work with the best and the brightest in the industry.


Dedicated Colleagues

Our colleagues are loyal, passionate and care about the ultimate success of our clients. They pride themselves on accessibility, transparency, and long-term relationships.

U.S. Lease Portfolio

First American is one of the top equipment finance companies in the U.S., ranked by both new business volume and net assets by Monitor Magazine.*

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Served across the U.S. and Canada



Average client tenure



Equipment finance lessor in the U.S.*

5,000+ Clients

Served across the U.S. and Canada

7 Years

Average client tenure

25th Largest

Equipment finance lessor in the U.S.*

Our Impact

Corporate Citizenship

We use the power of our people, passion, and resources to make a positive impact in our communities.


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We are committed to being a company that reflects the diversity of the Greater Rochester Region and we strive to create an equitable and inclusive culture where all colleagues belong and thrive.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


As a business, we can make a significant impact on the environment, which is why it’s so important to establish initiatives to ensure we are protecting our earth.


Meet the Leadership Team

Our leadership team is made up of dedicated, focused, and experienced finance professionals. Their expertise and commitment to enhancing the client experience is evident in everything they do.

Our People

CEO Commitment Letter

Learn more about our commitment to serving clients and ways we are modernizing the financing experience.

In the news

April 19, 2024

Best Companies to Work for in NY


April 7, 2024

Top Workplaces Rochester

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

March 20, 2024

Top Workplaces USA

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Award Winning Culture

First American is a place where high performers flourish, everyone is valued, collaboration and innovation are rewarded, and a place that’s been nationally recognized for our culture and community involvement.

*Source: 2023 Monitor 100, Ranked by New Business Volume

**Source: CLFP Foundation Member Directory

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