Nicole D. Swain

Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer


First Choice Bank


Nicole Swain is the consummate community banking professional and truly embodies and lives the community bank mantra of “relationship banking.” Her professional technique is distinct. She quickly gets to know, understand and appreciate the business and banking imperatives of her clients and their purposes for seeking out a community bank partner and then leverages her vast experience to properly structure financial products and services that are specifically tailored to her clients.


To help her clients during the unprecedented times of the global pandemic, Swain was instrumental in getting out over $400 million in Paycheck Protection Loans to businesses in need throughout Southern California. She spearheaded the PPP program for the bank to ensure it could deliver much needed funds to struggling business owners. She also provided over $150 million to the Main Street Loan program that was a program partnered with The Boston Federal Reserve.

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