Mitchell, South Dakota (April 6, 2017) Today the Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota (ICBSD) an association representing locally owned and operated financial institutions throughout South Dakota announced the launch of a new website resource for consumers, www.banklocalsd.com.
“We have created a new resource for the citizens of South Dakota where they can find true community banks near them and where they can view the benefits of banking locally with a ICBSD member bank.” ICBSD President and CEO, Greg McCurry.
As the ICBSD along with the ICBA and community bankers across our nation celebrate April as Community Banking Month the ICBSD is proud to promote and highlight is members among the more than 6,000 such institutions which have a 250-year tradition of relationship banking. At community banks, loans aren’t driven by the amount of fees and income they will bring the bank, but by the specific needs of the customer and what’s in their best interests.
“Community Banks do not sacrifice our integrity or the hard-earned trust of our customers for the quest for boundless profits. Local, community banking is built on a foundation of lifelong partnership, where the interests of all parties are valued.” Said, ICBSD Chairman Hugh Bartels
As we recognize April as Community Banking Month we urge everyone to consider the benefits of banking locally:
Visit www.banklocalsd.com to find a community bank near you.
The Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota (ICBSD) was founded in 1983 to serve as the voice for independent community banks throughout South Dakota. ICBSD is the only association that advocates exclusively for community banks. Community banks help create local jobs, support local organizations, pay local taxes, and work to build strong communities.
Hannah Merritt, Marketing & Public Relations
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