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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • First National Bank becomes Central Bank of Audrain County

  • Banking services and product offerings remain the same
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  • The First National Bank of Audrain County will become Central Bank of Audrain County effective July 25, according to a news release fromthe bank. The update to the name reflects connections the bank has with Central Bancompany, and its family of local banks, which it has been affiliated with for nearly 40 years.
    The 131-year-old bank will remain a local bank, under local management, with the same local bank employees continuing to serve the Mexico, Vandalia and Laddonia communities. All bank products and service offerings will also remain.
    Central Bank of Audrain County is one of 13 full-service community banks in the Central Bancompany family, with 134 branch locations across Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Customers of Central Bank of Audrain County may now utilize banking services at any one of these locations, enhancing their banking experience.
    “Our bank continues to grow through our strong commitment to people, community and technology,” said Mike Bunge, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Bank of Audrain County. “The update to our name reflects the progress we have made in more than 100 years in this area, and our connection to other banks within our Central Bank family, which further broadens our commitment to serving our customers.”
    Central Bank of Audrain County will continue to offer a wide range of personal and business checking, savings, and loan products, as well as credit card services. Online and mobile services, brokerage and trust services also are available.
    “Our Audrain County bank locations are committed to helping individuals and businesses reach their financial goals,” Bunge added. “We’re a community bank that gives you the same offerings as a big bank with personalized service and local decision-making.”
    Central Bancompany is a $10 billion, Missouri-based bank holding company.
    The Central Bancompany family of community banks includes Boone County National Bank, Central Bank, Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, City Bank and Trust, Empire Bank, First Central Bank, Central Bank of Audrain County, First National Bank of St. Louis, Jefferson Bank, Metcalf Bank, ONB Bank, Ozark Mountain Bank and Third National Bank.
    Affiliate companies include Central Trust & Investment Company, Central Technology Services, Investor Services, Central Mortgage Company and Central Travel. Central Bancompany, and its family of banks, has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Best Banks in America” for five years in a row.

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