The Best of Both Worlds

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RBC® is one of the largest financial institutions in North America with one of the best credit ratings in the world. In 2015, RBC merged with First American’s parent company, City National Bank. 

First American Equipment Finance is in the unique position of operating like a nimble independent organization, backed by the strength and stability of City National and RBC. It truly is the best of both worlds working for you.

"At RBC, we help our clients thrive and our communities prosper. This simple statement sums up who we are, what we stand for, and what we seek to achieve each day when we come to work."

Dave McKay
President and CEO, RBC

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Financial Results


At First American, we provide high quality equipment leasing and financing services to stable, sophisticated corporate borrowers and nonprofit entities. Our growth and success translate to enhanced resources that help us better serve our valued clients. 

FAEF U.S. Lease Portfolio


  • First American Equipment Finance is one of the top finance/leasing companies (out of more than 4,200) in the United States, as ranked by both new business volume and by net assets.1 

  • We grow our business organically – earning each new client individually, and working tirelessly to also earn their long-term loyalty.

  • This growth allows us to invest in powerful tools that make it highly convenient to work with us. 

  • We complement our convenient technology tools with highly personalized client service. Indeed, we provide service for 100% of the leases we originate with a high-level, dedicated Project Manager who knows the client's business, history, and unique financing needs. 

  • Our disciplined lending approach has led to continued strong portfolio performance, as well as credit losses far below the industry averages.2

  • Beyond that, we are backed by the financial strength and stability of City National Bank, one of the most highly respected business banks in the U.S.3 For additional financial information about our parent company, please click here. In 2015, RBC merged with City National. First American’s powerful alliance with RBC and City National Bank allows us to have extensive resources while maintaining a commitment to industry expertise. We have a division of our organization dedicated to helping City National and RBC clients take advantage of our customized equipment finance solutions.

At First American Equipment Finance, we are proud to be a successful and growing organization, focused solely on serving our clients' unique finance needs. We have learned that clients' evolving buying preferences favor our technology-friendly model, paired with truly excellent, customized service. 


Monitor ranking. 

As reported in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25).

First American Equipment Finance is a subsidiary of City National Bank. Bank products and services are provided by City National Bank, Member FDIC.

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