Bank of Arizona
Dollars and Sense
A Bank Rises Above the Crisis
For a moment, forget about bank bailouts. Bank of Arizona bucks banking trends that make Wall Street Journal headlines.
Ryan Suchala became President of Bank of Arizona in February 2009.You’ve read about some of the nation’s largest financial institutions closing neighborhood branches, but Bank of Arizona will open three new ones in the Valley this month. Meanwhile, its parent company, BOK Financial, was the largest commercial bank in the country to turn down participation in the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). In fact, BOK Financial reported earnings of more than $153 million last year.
What’s a secret of its success? In banking, size does matter, and Bank of Arizona offers both the personalized touch of a small community bank and a wide variety of products and services like the big guys.
“We have ten dedicated business bankers in the Valley who have experience in this market and are willing to take the time to sit down with business owners and talk about their challenges,” says Bank of Arizona President Ryan Suchala (right).
Meanwhile, the bank offers an expansive collection of services, running the gamut from collections and disbursements to investments and fraud prevention.
“We’re like the Goldilocks story,” Suchala adds. “Not too big, not too small—but just the right size.”
Bank of Arizona will celebrate three grand openings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, with a fraud prevention fair and mobile paper shredder for community use at its four Phoenix-area locations.