Unapologetic Banking Built for Black America

World-class banking at your fingertips. Contactless Visa ® Debit Card, Cash Back for Buying Black™, and payday that comes up to two days early.

First Boulevard is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Central Bank of Kansas City; Member FDIC


For the culture by the culture

As Black leaders throughout history have told us, controlling our finances is a major part of fighting back against a history of systemic racism. First Boulevard’s 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 ¹
Cash Back For Buying Black ²
Automated Round Ups
No Hidden Fees
Next-Level Security
Peer-to-Peer Payments

Your Payday Comes Two Days Early

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 is 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, and more.


Is First Boulevard Black-owned?

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, you are entitled to up to $250,000 of pass-through deposit insurance coverage from the FDIC through our issuing bank, Central Bank of Kansas City.

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, and opening an account with us will not impact your credit score. You’ll need the following things to sign up:

  • US Social Security number (SSN)
  • US residential address or APO (PO 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

Did you know that every year, thousands of college graduates are denied the degrees and certificates they earned because of unpaid graduation fees?

For many of these students, a few hundred dollars is all that stands between them and having their degree officially awarded to them. But a few hundred dollars can be a financial hardship for a lot of people, so all over the country, students who have completed all the credits they need are still unable to receive their diplomas.

That’s why we started Project Tassels. HBCU Students with outstanding college fees can apply, and if selected, we’ll pay their graduation fees so they can finally get their degrees.

A college degree can mean up to $1 million dollars more earned over someone’s lifetime. Imagine what that could mean for Black communities—1000 degrees means $1 billion in regained income.

Sign Up for Early Access
to First Boulevard

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

First Boulevard is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Central Bank of Kansas City; Member FDIC