An Award-Winning Bank
Nationally recognized for what we do.

We're honored by the recognition awarded us by the national news media. We are especially proud of the praise we have received for our community service and family-friendly work environment. Here are some of our honors:


Fifth most reputable bank in the U.S.

American Banker, 2017


Financial Services Roundtable

Community Service Leadership Award Recipient, 2010, 2017


Best Companies for Multicultural Women

2017 Working Mother magazine, 2017


Top Workplaces

The Tennessean, 2015-2017


Best bank for 16 straight years

Knoxville News Sentinel


Best Places to Work in Financial Services

Fortune, 2017


100 Best Companies for Working Mothers

Working Mother magazine's annual list of the 100 Best Companies since 1995


Top 50 Companies for Executive Women

National Association for Female Executives in 2009, 2012-2017


CEO Cancer Gold Standard Employer

CEO Roundtable of Cancer, 2011-2017


Best bank in Nashville

Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden, 2017


2016 Greenwich Excellence Awards

Earned 20 awards in Middle Market and Small Business Banking


2017 Phoenix-Hecht Treasury Management Quality Index™

Top grades for Middle Market Banking


Diversity Leader Award

Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2017


Top LGBT-inclusive business

Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2017


Training Top 125

Training magazine, 2012-2017


CEO Culture of Health

Memphis Business Group on Health, 2014-2016


Bryan Jordan CEO of the year

Inside Memphis Business magazine, 2016


Top 10 CEOs Who Had a Good Year

Chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan
American Banker, 2016


Gold-Fit Friendly Worksite

American Heart Association, 2016


2016 Greenwich Best Brand Awards for Small Business Banking

Honored in "ease of doing business" and "trust" categories


2016 Greenwich Excellence Award for Wealth Management and Personal Investment Services

FTB Advisors honored in “customer service” category


Top 50 Workplaces

Commercial Appeal, 2014-2016


2017 People’s Choice award

The Greeneville Sun


Best bank to work for

Top-rated bank with assets above $10 billion
American Banker, 2013-2016


Best Places to Work

The Memphis Business Journal, 2015-2016


Best financial institution

The Tennessean's Toast of Music City Awards, 2015-2016


Best bank

Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll, 2004-2016


Elite 100 List of Top Technology Innovators

InformationWeek 500, 2014, 2016


Top Financial and Banking Company

Professional Women’s Magazine, Best of the Best, 2016


Honorary Mention, International Innovation Awards

Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2016


100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption since 2009


Favorite bank

Commercial Appeal's Memphis Most readers poll, 2016


Best bank for nine straight years

Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2008-2016


2016 Phoenix-Hecht Treasury Management Quality Index™

Top grades for customer service and overall relationship manager effectiveness


2015 Greenwich Excellence Awards

22 awards in Middle Market Banking and Small Business Banking


Top 50 Workplaces

Commercial Appeal, 2014-2015


Institutional Investor magazine, mid-cap category

Best Investor Relations Company, 2010 and 2015
Best IR Professional, 2010 and 2015
Best CEO, 2010 and 2013
All-American Executive Team, 2010
Best CFO, 2010


Best regional attraction

First Tennessee Park
The Tennessean's Toast of Music City awards, 2015


Best bank

Commercial Appeal's Memphis Most readers poll, 2015


No. 27 among America’s 500 best employers

Forbes Magazine, 2015


Best bank

Kingsport Times-News readers poll, 2015


J.D. Power scores are our highest ever

2015 J.D. Power Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, South Central Region


2015 Hermes Platinum Award

Community Investment and Social Media Campaigns for First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving


2015 Communitas Awards

Excellence in Community Service for First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving


Top Ten Diversity Innovator

Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2014


Institutional Investor magazine

Top investor relations company, 2014


Top diversity employer

Professional Women's Multicultural Magazine, 2013-2014


Best bank in Memphis

Yelp, 2014


Best bank in Jefferson County, TN

Standard Banner, 2014


Healthier Tennessee workplace

Gov. Bill Haslam's health and wellness initiative, 2014


InformationWeek 500

Information Week's Top 500 for our excellent use of technology in support of corporate strategies, 2010-2013


Downtown Vision Award

Downtown Memphis Commission, 2013


Best Employers for Workers Over 50

AARP, 2003-2012


Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

American Psychological Association, 2011


Best Employers in Tennessee

BusinessTN's annual list for 2010


Best Employers in Middle Tennessee

BusinessTN's annual list for 2010


Grand Prix Award, Best Overall Investor Relations

IR Magazine, 2009


Top Places to Work in PR

PR News, 2009


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