How to Join
There are three ways to join First City.
1. Click here to complete our secure online Membership Application.
2. Stop by any First City branch.
3. If you would like to apply by mail, please call (800) 944-2200, ext. 0 to request an application.
If you would like to open a membership for a minor (under age 18), please click here. Please note that minor accounts must be joint with a parent or guardian.
Membership eligibility at First City is available to people who live, work or worship in many communities throughout Los Angeles County and parts of San Bernardino County. See our complete list of the communities we serve, by city name and zip code.
Membership eligibility is also extended to the employees and retirees of the Los Angeles County Departments, organizations, or companies that we serve, including: the Sheriff's Department, Department of Social Services, Internal Services Department, LA County+USC Medical Center, Office of Education, and several other LA County departments. Other Organizations served by First City include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA); The Claremont Colleges; members of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce; Huntington Hospital, Childrens Hospital, White Memorial Medical Center, Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, The Pep Boys, several LA County school districts; and many others.
You can also join if you are in the immediate family (spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents) or household of a First City member,
First City offers a range of accounts to help the young people get off on a sound financial footing, including a FirstStart Savings Account and Freedom Choice Checking Account (for teenagers age 16-18, with parental signature). When they reach 18 and are old enough to borrow, we offer Young Auto Auto and Personal Loans and Visa Credit Cards. Savings-Secured Personal Loans and Visa Credits are also available at rates that are lower than unsecured loans. The accounts are offered with a number of unique options that make them much more affordable than bank loans or other "hard money" services. Get more information about our Young Adult Loan Program.
Remember, as a First City member, your immediate family is also eligible to join, including kids, spouse, siblings, parents and grandparents. Roommates too!