An image showing how money flows from community banks back into the community.

Your choice of bank is your vote on where your money goes. Are your hard-earned deposits reinvested back into our local community? Or are they sent off to a banking hub in another state or halfway around the world? 

When you deposit funds with us, you can trust that your money is being redistributed back into our community in the form of loans to fellow residents and entrepreneurs. This cannot be said for megabanks.

Below are five reasons you can take pride in banking with us:

  1. You Are Growing Our Local Economy
    Unlike larger banks that take deposits in one state and lend in others, we channel funds into the neighborhoods where you live and work, which helps local businesses and communities thrive.
  2. You Are Supporting Small Business
    Although community banks, like ours control less than one-quarter of all bank assets, they account for more than half of all small business lending. Small business lending is the main function of our bank.
  3. You Are Supporting Main Street Lending
    The primary activity of our bank is to turn deposits into small business and home loans. Meanwhile, big banks devote a sizable share of their resources to activities on Wall Street, which  provide little benefit to  local communities and main street businesses.
  4. You Are Contributing to Our Community
    Local economies are tied to the success of community banks like ours. As we lend, make investments, and donate, our community prosper. Banking with us translates into community investment.
  5. You Value Nimble Local Decision Making
    At community banks like ours, loan approvals and other key decisions are made  by people who live in the community, have face-to-face relationships with their customers, and understand the uniqueness of local needs.

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A sign for Community Bank month reading Where You Bank MattersWhere you bank matters. Community banks like State Bank of Arizona are committed to serving and supporting our local communities. Unlike big banks who devote a sizable share of their resources to Wall Street investments, the primary activity of our Bank is to support main street. We lend, make investments, and donate, locally. Banking with us translates into community investment.

April is Community Banking month, to celebrate we gave a $500 donation to a local charity in each of our markets. 

The charity with the most nominations plus social media post likes from each market earned a donation. This contest has concluded. Winners are posted below:

Bullhead City: We Care for Animals
Cottonwood: Red Rock Rotary Endowment
Kingman: Kingman Powerhouse Kiwanis
Lake Havasu City: Denise’s Day
Prescott: Alzheimer’s Association
Prescott Valley: Boys and Girls Club

Thank you to everyone who participated.

To make a nomination, participants completed the following steps:

  1. Fill out an entry form at a Mohave State Bank or Country Bank branch
  2. Get your photo taken for the Bank's Facebook page*
  3. Sign a contest advertising waiver
  4. Like the Mohave State Bank or Country Bank Facebook page*
  5. After the photo/nomination is posted each post like will be a vote for the nominated charity

Image of people supporting banking local and using funds to support local communities

Participants must be 18 or have a guardian’s signature. Bank employees, excluding the marketing department, are eligible to participate. No purchase is necessary. One entry per person.

*Alternate method of voting:
Participants can nominate a charity and opt out of social media photos but they will still need to sign the waiver. Participants can also "like" a charity of their choice by emailing with the name of their charity.    

Have questions or need more help? Request information online or contact your local branch .