Why Bank Locally?
The easiest thing you can do to put your savings to work locally is to bank with your local community bank. Smaller establishments, typically with less than $1 billion in assets, are the last of the old-fashioned relationship-based banking system. The primary business of community banks is making loans to local families and businesses, so the money you deposit with your institution is much more likely to support your local economy. Small banks also tend to offer lower and fewer fees, as well as better interest rates on their products than large banks.
True community banks have been in decline as the banking world has consolidated. But we do exist.
A community with a local bank can better control its destiny.”
Small banks offer a full range of services, including checking and savings accounts, CD’s, ATM network access, bank cards, loans, internet and mobile banking access.