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First Bank Shines a Light on Mary Coates

July 2, 2019


Mary Coates, Mortgage Loan Originator, First Bank of the Palm BeachesMeet Mary Coates, a mortgage loan originator at First Bank of the Palm Beaches.  Mary has more than 20 years of mortgage lending experience and has set the standard in our community for responsiveness, thoroughness, and accountability.  Her efforts to provide a positive home financing experience have not gone unnoticed.

“Mary Coates of First Bank secured a loan that fit my client’s needs within a very tight time frame. Mary’s go-getter attitude enables her to work miracles!” proclaims satisfied realtor Martha Blumel.

Where do you live and what do you like most about living there?
I live in Southland Park in the city of West Palm Beach. I love the beautiful historic homes here and I’m close to everything.  As a lifelong resident of West Palm, this will always be home to me. My dad was born and raised here in the 20’s, so I have a strong connection to the area.  I’m lucky to live in paradise and try not to take it for granted.

What do you like most about working in West Palm Beach?
I love working at a local community bank that  is actively involved in the city I grew up in and being able to see all the positive changes.

What do you like most about working at First Bank?
First Bank is like an extended family – I’ve known some of my colleagues for more than 20 years.  I’m so fortunate to work with such great people.

What are your hobbies?
I don’t have much time for hobbies, but I do have a passion for animals and contribute to Peggy Adams and various other animal rights organizations.

Any community involvement you’d like to mention?
I am a member of the Program for Public Information Committee in Palm Beach County.

What would be your dream career?
I already feel like I have my dream career but I have always thought it would be exciting to be a pilot.