Community Banking Month
April is Community Banking Month -- a time to recognize the unique spirit and unwavering commitment which makes community banks the foundation of our cities and towns across the state.
Help Us Celebrate Local Banks!
Each Friday in April, FNC Bank will be serving cookies at each of our branches. Stop by to say hi and enjoy a sweet treat!
Cookie Fridays: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21 & 4/28While cookie supplies last.
Community Banking Fun Facts
- An independent community bank is a locally owned and operated bank, where bank deposits are made in the area where the bank is located.
- Assets may range from less than $10 million to $10 billion or more. Community banks constitute 96.8% of all banks.
- Community banks are the primary source of lending for small businesses and farms. Even though they compose just 10% of the banking industry by assets, community banks with less than $1 billion in assets made 37.5% of outstanding bank loans to small businesses.
- Research has shown average fees for checking accounts and other depository services are lower at community banks than at large, multi-state institutions.
- Community banks reinvest deposits almost exclusively within their local communities. Nearly 95% of the bank’s investment is put back in your community through residential mortgages, small business loans, agricultural and student loans.
- Banks are led by local people — neighbors, family, and friends are employed by local community banks.
- Because community banks are themselves small businesses, they understand the needs of small-business owners.
- Community banks’ boards of directors are made up of local citizens who want to advance the interests of the towns and cities where they live and where their banks do business.