We know what counts.
Find a location
Home About Us

About Us

When Falcon’s current owners acquired the bank in 1995, the staff consisted of only 20 employees and $52 million in assets. Today, with the benefit of steady leadership, talented employees and a loyal clientele, Falcon is now the 66th largest bank in Texas and is proud to have over 300 dedicated bankers on its team, in addition to assets in excess of $1.1 billion and seventeen branches located in Laredo, San Antonio, McAllen, Brownsville, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and Buda, as well as representative offices in Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mission Statement

 Guided by Faith...       
  Grounded by Family...  
    Committed to You!

A Unique Philosophy: Faith, Family and Falcon

Falcon Bank's philosophy is simple: Faith, Family and Falcon. This is largely attributed to being a family owned business-and, thus a business that values and cultivates a familial atmosphere in its staff and customers. Falcon Bank has 17 branches located in cities throughout South and South-Central Texas - along the US and Mexico border from Brownsville to Del Rio, and up to the IH 35 corridor from Laredo to South Austin. Due to its strong international ties and customer base from Mexico, it has also established representative offices in Monterrey and Guadalajara.

The late Hugo Gutierrez, Sr., a trusted, longtime Laredo businessman, headed his family’s far-sighted investment in 1995, when they purchased a majority interest in then Falcon National Bank. Mr. Gutierrez Sr. contributed his invaluable business experience to his new role as Chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors, with his sons, Hugo Jr. and Adolfo, joining him on the board. Adolfo also became the bank’s President and CEO, a position he held for nearly a dozen years. In that time, Mr. Gutierrez Sr.’s business savvy and devotion to family created a business model that still guides Falcon throughout its growth.

Today, Gilbert Narvaez, Jr., an integral part of Falcon since 1990, serves as President and CEO, and after decades of treasured business advice from his father, Adolfo serves as Falcon’s Chairman of the Board. Mr. Narvaez, Jr., John J. Hill, Hugo A. Gutierrez, Jr., Ray A. Gonzales, Eduardo Garza-Robles, and Pablo Villanueva also add their banking and business expertise to Falcon’s Board of Directors. AJ Gutierrez serves as an Advisory Board Member for Falcon Bank. 

We Know What Counts—And It Shows

In 2016, Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recognized Falcon International Bank as the 46th fastest growing community bank in the nation. But while Falcon has all the amenities of a large bank, we retain the warmth, care, and personalized service of a community bank. Visit any one of our 17 branches to see why we were awarded the Five-Star Service Award three years in a row, or simply use our robust online banking system to understand how we are embracing technology to make your life easier.

At Falcon, we are committed to listening to our customers, leading the way on products and services that put you first—such as free checking accounts for businesses and the innovative Falcon FastPay, a solution that transfers money from person to person in near real time.

As the 66th largest bank in Texas, Falcon continues to look forward in capitalizing on opportunities and living up to one's of its primary objectives-which is to fuel its growth with the growth and successes of its customers. Throughout the years, Falcon Bank's performance and other accolades have been recognized in American Banker, the San Antonio Express News, Independent Banker and many others. They have also been awarded a superior five-star rating from Bauer Financial, Inc. It is that reputation for superior service that has allowed Falcon to broaden its market to serve their international customers.

Falcon prides itself on providing a community bank experience and service, as well as having its family members being active participants in the many civic and charitable organizations in the communities it serves. Falcon's officers and employees are proud to serve as volunteers, contributors, and board members of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Susan B. Komen Foundation, Junior Achievement, S.T.A.R.S., Rotary Clubs, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Goodwill, Laredo Chamber of Commerce and many other education and economic development organizations.

Through branch expansion, product innovation and community involvement, Falcon is proud to serve the needs of its vibrant communities now and into the future. Falcon is committed to providing its customers with the latest in technology by offering state of the art banking systems, products, and services.