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About Us

About Us

Citizens First Bank is a Bauer 5-star rated bank, founded in 1991 and headquartered in The Villages®, Florida.  In addition to serving The Villages community, we serve the people and businesses in the communities of Lake, Sumter, Marion and Citrus Counties. We are committed to providing our customers and communities with extraordinary service, convenient locations, beneficial technology, and most importantly, lifelong relationships.


Our Mission

Citizens First Bank offers personalized banking services while maintaining operational excellence and investing in the communities that we serve.

Our Core Values

Hospitality * Stewardship * Innovation and Creativity * Hard Work

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Bank Holidays

Our offices will be closed on the following days in observance of the federal holidays.


Monday, January 1 - New Year's Day

Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 19 - Presidents' Day

Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 19 - Juneteenth

Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day

Monday, September 2 - Labor Day

Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day

Monday, November 11 - Veterans' Day

Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day

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Join our team and grow with us!

We’re looking for creative and dedicated individuals who help strengthen our presence and make a positive impact on the communities we serve. At Citizens First Bank, we recruit and hire a diverse workforce that works as a team with one common goal: providing extreme customer service!