In recognition of Community Banking Month in April, Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) are reminding consumers about why banking locally with a community bank matters.
At Citizens Bank & Trust Co. we value the relationships we have with our customers and are always striving to provide the very best customer service and product offerings to meet their financial goals and needs. We’re proud to be a member of this community because we, along with our customers, call it home.
Community banks take in local deposits and redistribute them back into the community—consistently making more than 60% of small-business loans and more than 80% of agriculture loans. They also contribute tax dollars that help maintain local municipalities and keep local neighborhoods viable and strong because serving the best interests of their customers is fundamental to their business philosophy.
“During ICBA Community Banking Month we are proud to recognize community banks as financial first responders who continue to demonstrate their flexibility to address unique financial needs while performing acts of community service that create healthy, resilient and vibrant communities, which benefit Americans nationwide,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said.