How does a business keep its doors open for 100 years? At Bankers Trust, we achieved this milestone by maintaining consistent standards of honesty, integrity and always doing what’s right. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, Bankers Trust thanks our customers, team members and strong communities for helping us achieve this milestone. We’re proud to be the same privately owned, community-focused bank people have turned to for 100 years.
On June 1, 1917, twelve bank employees stood behind their teller windows waiting for their day to begin. Outside, customers were already lining up, peering over each other’s shoulders through the front windows for a glimpse into the young business. When the doors opened that morning, it marked the first day for Bankers Trust, the “Bank for Service,” and the beginning of a legacy of banking excellence that continues today.
Read about our history | Bankers Trust Timeline
While Bankers Trust may have the same name and focus on customer service as it did the day we opened our doors in 1917, a lot has changed over the past 100 years. Our virtual museum features memorabilia from throughout our history, from promotional items and pictures of our original building to advertising through the ages and office equipment relics. We invite you to take a look and, if you have old Bankers Trust items in your home or office, we’d love to add them to the museum.
Tour Our Virtual Museum | Share Your Bankers Trust Memorabilia
Celebrate With Us!
Bankers Trust will celebrate our Centennial with customers, employees and our communities throughout 2017. Check out our calendar of events and then plan to celebrate with us at an event near you.
Event details coming soon.
Throughout our history, Bankers Trust has been strongly committed to making a positive difference in our communities. Each year, the Bank provides more than $1 million in sponsorships and charitable contributions and our team members volunteer nearly 15,000 hours of their time. We will continue this legacy of community support throughout 2017 and beyond. Learn more about ways Bankers Trust and our team members will make a positive difference during our Centennial year.
Stories of Trust
It takes more than products and services for a bank to grow and thrive for 100 years. Bankers Trust’s success is comprised of thousands of personal stories spanning a century. Stories of first-time homebuyers. Of small business owners. Of commercial real estate developers with dreams to change cities. Of employees supporting one another and our communities. We invite you to share your Story of Trust.
Read Our Stories of Trust | Share Your Story
Our Vision and Destiny
We look forward to serving the needs of our customers and communities for generations to come. As we enter our second century, Bankers Trust is financially strong, has a best-in-class workforce, and is driven by a clear vision for our future.