Why First American?


At First American, we're focused on building strong, lasting relationships.
That process starts with the promise we make to you, our clients, each and every day: 



Through our people, technology, industry specialization, and credibility through City National and RBC, we're committed to earning your trust and loyalty by delivering exceptional service — from start to finish, for years to come. 


What makes our people unique? Simply put, we care more. We care about our clients, we care about their success, and we care about every detail involved. We foster long-term relationships built on trust and powered by experience—working alongside our clients to address what matters today and change what’s possible tomorrow.


We earn lasting relationships by providing exceptional service wherever and whenever you need us. To do so, we invest in and leverage best-in-class technology that complements our people to deliver a seamless, efficient, and altogether unique client experience.


No one understands your business as much as you, but we never stop trying. With industry-aligned teams and the most Certified Leasing & Financing Professionals in the world, we are uniquely capable of understanding your needs and providing value and ideas to your organization.


First American is a wholly owned subsidiary of City National and part of RBC. Our clients appreciate the stability and financial strength working with one of the largest equipment finance companies in the U.S., and uniquely benefit from our flexibility as an independent organization.


Protecting your data is our top priority. Our management and monitoring systems are fueled by the latest technology to keep your information safe.


As you grow your business, it is important to build toward a sustainable future. From using e-signature technology like DocuSign to recycling old equipment, achieve your goals with a financing solution that is eco-friendly.

Hear more about how we deliver exceptional service from those who know it best: our clients.

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First American Commercial Bancorp, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Bank. Deposit products and services are offered by City National Bank Member FDIC. City National Bank is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. “First American Equipment Finance” is the trade name for certain equipment leasing and finance businesses of First American Commercial Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Equipment financing transactions are provided in Canada by FA Equipment Finance, Inc. For California clients: Loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license. All transactions are subject to credit approval. Some restrictions may apply.

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