the fswb story
As a Community Development Financial Institution, our mission at First Southwest Bank is to cultivate valuable relationships, invest in economic and social doers, and foster a well-lived rural Colorado culture.
Serving the San Luis Valley and rural Colorado for more than 100 years,
we offer personal and business banking at our six branches stretching over 300 miles, with an emphasis on businesses supporting rural communities.
Actively living in and giving back to our communities, our team volunteers with more than 40 local organizations, and donates to over 115.
Head to Our Impact page to learn more about our impact on our rural Colorado community.
"Banking isn't always exciting. But it's something we, at First Southwest Bank,
feel can create a positive effect in the rural communities where we are located
— Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs and the San Luis Valley. Our rural Colorado communities are very different, while very much the same. Our goal is to unite the Doers of rural Colorado, to work together, have a greater impact and achieve more — making life in rural Colorado well-lived. If you like our thoughts and our ideas, bank with us, and share your ideas on the community impact you want to see. We're in it for the long haul. Why? Because there's no better place to live, work and play, than rural Colorado."
- Kent Curtis, First Southwest Bank President & CEO
We are always in the process of listening to the needs of our communities.
To share ideas, or for more information, please contact:
Kent Curtis | President & CEO
First Southwest Bank is a member of the Community Development Bankers Association; see their site for more information on Community Development Banks: www.cdbanks.org
2022 Spirit of Alamosa — Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce
2021 Business of the Year — Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce
2020 Business of the Year — Durango Chamber of Commerce
2022 & 2021 Community Rural Lender of the Year, #1 Colorado‑based
Lender & Preferred Lender Provider — U.S. Small Business Administration