All About Banner Bank's History Mission and Values
At Banner, we 'Do the right thing.'
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More than 130 years ago, we started with core values that will never go out of style: listen, learn and help people and businesses reach their goals.Our team of experts focuses completely on you, providing the tailored solutions, expert guidance and local decision-making you need to succeed.
Our focus on offering outstanding value is why Money Magazine again named Banner the Best Bank in the Pacific Region of the U.S. in 2019. Moreover, our financial strength and stability are key reasons Forbes named us one of the 100 Best Banks in America the past five years, and why Bauer Financial has repeatedly assigned Banner its top, five-star rating.
Of equal importance is the community spirit upon which Banner Bank was founded as a small thrift in 1890. With more than $15 billion in assets and locations throughout Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho, we understand our role in the economic ecosystem and we take that responsibility seriously. In addition to being a source of capital to personal banking clients and businesses of all sizes, we place a high importance on contributing to the communities we serve. In 2019, Banner Bank donated more than $2.5 million to nearly 1,400 community organizations, and our employees volunteered more than 25,000 hours of their time and talent to their favorite causes.
From thoughtfully designed personal banking services to full-service, leading-edge commercial banking solutions, we’re proud to earn your business and help you dream big and achieve more.
What we believe, and why
Our vision drives us. And it’s simple: We want to be the best provider of financial services in the West.
We also live by a set of core values. It guides all we do.
Do The Right Thing – It sounds simple. If we make a mistake, we’ll own up to it and work with clients to develop a solution.
Honesty and Integrity – We expect nothing less from one another and commit to a completely honest relationship with our clients in which we behave with the utmost integrity to protect you, your money and your privacy.
Mutual Respect – We treat our clients, our vendors and our employees with dignity and respect, always.
Quality – We aim to continuously improve everything we do.
Trust – Earning and keeping the trust of our clients, employees and shareholders is critical to our ongoing success. We were recently honored in Forbes as one of the nation’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Institutions.
Teamwork – We recognize that we need one another to meet the needs of our clients. Our teams work across business units and geographies to make sure our clients get the best possible service and product solutions.
Mission StatementBanner Bank is a dynamic full-service financial institution, operating safely and profitably within a framework of shared integrity. Working as a team, we will deliver superior products and services to our valued clients. We will emphasize strong client relationships and a high level of community involvement. We will provide a culture which attracts, empowers, rewards and provides growth opportunities for employees. Our success will build long-term shareholder value.
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