About First PREMIER Bank



Locally Grown, Nationally Known

First PREMIER Bank is a South Dakota-based financial industry leader with a solid national reputation and deep, South Dakota-proud roots. The bank provides a wide array of financial services on a local, regional and national level, from banking to finance, investment and wealth management, to treasury and trust management services.

As a dynamic and growing full-service community bank with over $2 billion in assets, First PREMIER Bank serves the individualized financial needs of consumers, small and commercial businesses, agricultural producers and other organizations.

First PREMIER is the 14th largest ACH-originating financial institution in the United States and the 12th largest issuer of Mastercard® credit cards in the country. Together, First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard employ over 2,300 employees within South Dakota. We are headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Fast Facts

  • Privately owned by T. Denny Sanford
  • Operating with zero debt
  • Managing $2 billion in bank assets
  • Managing $3 billion in trust assets
  • Asset growth is funded by time-tested, traditional sources
  • One of the strongest capitalized banks in the country
    • Ranked the 17th strongest bank in the nation in banks over $1 billion by Independent Banker Magazine (2018)
    • Ranked consistently as a top-performing S-Corp bank with assets between $100 million and $3 billion by the American Banking Association's Banking Journal
  • Ranked as one of the nation’s “Best Banks to Work for” from 2015-2020 by American Banker and Best Companies Group
  • Serving as the bank for the State of South Dakota 20+ years (1999)
  • Serving as the bank for the City of Sioux Falls 15+ years (2004)