Founded in 1856, five years prior to Kansas achieving statehood, Exchange Bank & Trust is headquartered in the rolling hills of northeastern Kansas along the Missouri River.
In its earliest days, the Bank played a key role in assisting pioneers who settled in the region, as well as others migrating farther west to reestablish their roots. As a result, the area proliferated with a growing populace, along with the establishment of several businesses and institutions — retail, industrial, professional, educational, medical, religious, etc. — many of which are still in existence.
Farming operations likewise abounded, supported by the Bank’s foresight and understanding of the needs and potential of agricultural enterprises in this corner of the state. As farms increasingly dotted the landscape, this development gradually gave rise to a number of sizable grain storage and processing facilities, as well as important grain and livestock shipping terminals using river and rail transportation.
Soldiers at nearby Ft. Leavenworth, which became the most significant military outpost in the western half of the U.S. when Kansas was still just a territory, also had the option of benefiting from the Bank’s trustworthy and convenient services.
Taking all of this into account, the far-reaching role that Exchange Bank performed in contributing to the settlement of America’s western frontier is evident. The Bank’s founding proved to be critical to the burgeoning establishment and recognition of the northeast Kansas-northwest Missouri region as a residential, business, educational, military service, agricultural and transportation hub, then and now.
Exchange Bank & Trust Today
As a financial institution with a long, proud history and strong focus on progress, Exchange Bank has continued to evolve through the years. This has been accomplished through the addition and enhancement of products and services we provide our customers, including the convenience of online banking to make our services available to you everywhere via the Internet. What hasn't changed, however, is the Bank’s localized, hometown approach to doing business, consistently giving customers the personalized attention they expect and deserve.
Today, Exchange Bank has assets of nearly $400 million with 9 locations in Atchison, Leavenworth, Lansing, Easton, Effingham and Troy, Kansas, and Rushville, Missouri. Among the customer-centric portfolio of products, services and benefits we offer are the following:
- Personal and business checking
- Savings and money market accounts
- Credit card and debit card services
- Enhanced residential and real estate products, including home equity loans
- Convenient loans for the purchase of vehicles and consumer goods at competitive rates and terms
- Greater loan capacity to service the larger credit needs of area farmers, agri-business and commercial customers that include fixed rates on farm real estate
- Electronic banking services, including mobile banking and automatic bill pay
- An extensive range of investment services
- Access to ATMs at or near our various Bank locations
The Board of Directors of Exchange Bank & Trust is composed of experienced banking and business professionals, who are all very community-minded. Our officers and staff share the same enthusiasm when it comes to providing local and area community support and leadership.
We feel strongly that local involvement and decision-making is how a good bank should operate. Exchange Bank is committed to making our communities better places in which to live and work. This commitment comes in the form of economic development, volunteer time, and financial support of non-profits in Atchison, Leavenworth and Doniphan Counties in Kansas and Buchanan County in Missouri. With deep roots in the past, we are here today to invest in your future, not only as your banking partner, but by being an active participant in community endeavors to improve the overall quality of life for our fellow inhabitants.
Since our founding, delivering unrivaled service to our customers and communities has remained our number one priority. That’s Exchange Bank — rich with tradition, experience and compassion.
Exchange Bank & Trust is FDIC insured and an Equal Opportunity Housing Lender.