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Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

First Fed again earns 5-Star rating

VW independent/submitted information

First Federal of Van Wert announces it has once again received a Superior 5-Star rating from Bauer Financial Inc. of Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

Bauer Financial Inc. has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983.

5-Star award-1st Fed 1-2016A 5-Star rating signifies that First Federal is one of the strongest banks in the nation.

“Everyone at First Federal is proud of this achievement,” said First Federal President/CEO Brian Renner. “Our collective goal is to give Van Wert County a community bank that provides security, service and strength.

“The staff at First Federal is what continues to drive this achievement, earning the trust and respect of the Van Wert County community,” Renner added.

To earn the Superior 5-Star rating, First Federal must excel in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more. First Federal has earned this 5-Star Superior rating for the latest 71 consecutive quarters.

Established in 1893, First Federal has been serving its local communities for 122 years. First Federal can be found at, and to follow and “like” First Federal’s Facebook page go to

POSTED: 01/27/16 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: Business