Unapologetic Banking Built for Black America

All your banking in the palm of your hand. Contactless Visa ® Debit Card, Cash Back for Buying Black™ and Get Paid Up to 2-Days early.


For the culture by the culture

As Black leaders throughout history have told us, controlling our own finances is a major part of fighting against a history of systemic racism. Our mission is more money in your pocket and more money in our communities. For us, this is more than technology, more than a bank. It’s a movement..

Early Direct Deposit
Cash Back for Buying Black™
Automated Round ups
No hidden Fees
Next Level Security
Peer to Peer Payments

Your Payday Comes
2-Days Early²

Connect your direct deposit, and get access to your paycheck up to two days early


Earn while you spend

Earn up to 15% cash back when you make purchases at participating Black-owned businesses.


Savings on
cruise control

Automatically round up your purchases to save toward goals, invest for the future, or donate to your favorite cause.

Meet the Founders

Our team focused on our mission to build generational wealth for Black America

Donald Hawkins
President & CEO

Black America has been fighting the same systemic issues for generations, yet the wealth gap is worse now than ever. For our community to succeed, we've got to control our finances. Let's get to work.

Asya Bradley

I'm building First Boulevard for our children and for generations to come. Now is the time to build an infrastructure that serves us the way we deserve to be served - as humans, as equals, worthy of love and life.

Get unlimited free ATM withdrawals at over 32,000 locations across the US³

Out-of-network? No problem. Enjoy 2 additional free ATM withdrawals per month from any network anytime, anywhere in the US.


We’ve got your back

Get spending recommendations and real-time insights based on your purchases. The support you need — all personalized to you.


Say bye to bank fees

We got rid of overdraft fees, monthly fees, minimum balance requirements, and more. You don’t need that type of negativity in your life.


To keep your account safe, we use bank-level 256-bit TLS encryption, multi factor authentication, passcodes and more


Is this a Black-owned digital bank?

Yes it is. You’ll find that we take pride in putting action behind our words. In addition to our President and Board Chairman being Black, two-thirds of First Boulevard’s Executive team are Black women.

Will my funds be FDIC insured?

Yes, your account is entitled to up to $250,000 of pass-through deposit insurance coverage from the FDIC through our issuing bank, Choice Financial Group.

What do I need to sign-up for an account?

When you open an account, we require some information to verify your identity. We don’t run a credit check, so opening an account with us will not impact your credit score. You’ll need the following things to sign up:

  • U.S. Social Security Number (SSN)
  • U.S. residential address (P.O. Boxes are not accepted)
  • A smartphone that can receive SMS/text messages
I’m not Black, am I able to join?

Most definitely! We’re a fully inclusive digital bank and welcome any and all allies.

I love this mission! How can I help?

We appreciate your support! There’s lots you can do! Share our page with your friends and family and spread the word to Black-owned businesses. If you have other ways you’d like to get involved, feel free to drop us a message at hello [at] bankblvd.com

Project Tassels
1000 Students, 1000 Degrees

Project Tassels aims to help 1,000 Black students reclaim their “stranded credits”, which a student has earned in the classroom but cannot claim due to an unpaid balance to the college or university. Stranded credits lead to transcripts being held as collateral and prevent students from obtaining their degrees — though they are still held responsible for their student loans.

A college degree adds over $1-Million in lifetime income. First Boulevard & Terrence J will cover the cost of 1,000 student’s fees to help them attain their degree. If you’ve been affected and would like to be considered, click Apply Now.

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to First Boulevard

We’re working hard developing a product designed
specifically for the advancement of Black America.