All About Banner Bank's History Mission and Values

Walk in to your local Banner Bank branch or loan office and you'll notice this isn't like other, bigger banks. This is your neighborhood bank, with bankers that care about knowing your name and helping you find financial success.

At Banner, we 'Do the right thing.'

Our motto, 'Do the right thing,' is much more than a slogan at Banner Bank. It's truly what we expect of our employees and one another as colleagues.
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Banner Corporation is a dynamic banking organization that is developing a significant and expanding regional franchise throughout the West.
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Giving Back
At Banner, we're proud to support our communities. Our 2023 Fall Fund Drive brought in more than $32,253 in funds and collected 10,107 non-perishable food items for our local communities and helped support more than 110 community organizations throughout our four-state region. 
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Banner receives more requests each year than we can fund. Therefore, we prioritize requests from organizations that provide shelter or housing, from organizations whose mission is to aid small business development, from organizations that bank with us and requests on behalf of organizations in which current employees are active volunteers.

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 along with our financial strength and stability are key reasons Forbes named us one of the 100 Best Banks in America the past seven consecutive years, and why Newsweek selected us as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in the World in their new 2023 study. It is also why Bauer Financial has repeatedly assigned Banner its top, five-star rating for more than 10 years.

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 in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California, 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. Last year, we engaged with more than 1,000 charitable and community causes across our footprint by contributing nearly $2 million and thousands of hours volunteering.

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 Statement

Banner 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.