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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 09/22/1969

BBB has determined that First Financial Bank meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised First Financial Bank's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 4 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

4 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Billing / Collection Issues2
Problems with Product / Service2
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 4

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (4)BBB Closure Definitions
12/04/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint Category: Improper or inferior service

Complaint: Debit card not working after activation
Company merged with Orange Savings Bank, and moved customers to First Financial Bank debit cards and website. Since the merging of accounts, my debit card has not worked for 2 days now. They stated that it is active and to keep trying. I have tried the card at several businesses and ATM's, but I am unable to get cash or make payments. They also were having printing issues at the local branch, and extremely long wait periods to get cash.

Initial Business Response
Mr. ********* is correct in reporting that we had a significant level of debit card issues after the data processing conversion. I have reviewed recent activity on his account and it appears that he is now using his debit card for various transactions. We apologize for the inconvenience experienced by our customers.

Complaint Resolution: Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer failed to acknowledge acceptance to BBB.

10/08/2012Billing / Collection Issues
09/25/2012Billing / Collection Issues
12/22/2011Problems with Product / Service

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 01/21/1969Business started: 01/02/1900

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Banking, Department of, Texas
2601 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX78705
(512) 475-1300

Banking, Department of, Texas
2601 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX78705
(877) 276-5554

Contact Information
Principal: Chuck Tennesson CashierMr. Ron Butler Mr. Tim Collard (Vice President)Mr. Chris Evatt Ms. Patty Fuentes (Retail Branch Manager.) Judy Havins Janet O'Dell Mrs. Marelyn Shedd (President,) Connie Stone
Number of Employees


Business Category


Products & Services

Full service banking products.

This is a full service bank.

full banking services

This is a full service bank.

Industry Tips
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BBBTips on Saving and Investing
Dont Get Taken to the Bank - Protect Your ATM and Debit Cards

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for First Financial Bank

400 Pine St

Abilene, TX 79601-5108

To | From


5 Locations

  • 1010 N Judge Ely Blvd 

    Abilene, TX 79601-3854(325) 627-7750

  • 1801 Antilley Rd 

    Abilene, TX 79606-5206(325) 627-7561

  • 3300 S 14th St 

    Abilene, TX 79605-5016(325) 627-7691
    (325) 627-7700

  • 400 Pine St 

    Abilene, TX 79601-5108(325) 627-7561

  • 4400 Buffalo Gap Rd. 

    Abilene, TX 79606-2723(325) 627-7600

Industry Comparison ChartX

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in The Friendly Frontier. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

*First Financial Bank is in this range.


Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

  • Advertising or Sales
  • Billing or Collection
  • Problems with Products or Services
  • Delivery
  • Guarantee or Warranty

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.


Additional Phone Numbers

  • (325) 627-7775

Additional Fax Numbers

  • (325) 627-7136

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BBB Complaint Process

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