Published quarterly by Standard Bank, The Rising Standard offers expert advice, tips, and bank news for businesses and their employees.

How is community banking different? In this short video, our CEO, Tim Zimmerman, takes a minute (literally) to explain. We invite you to see for yourself!

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Five Considerations When Shopping for a Checking Account

Once upon a time, when you became an adult, you opened a checking account. No one really gave much thought to their choice of bank, other than location. Now there are so many more options. So. Many. More. Options. Like Goldilocks, how do you know which check account will work the best for you? It’s time to take a look at your lifestyle and ask some basic questions to help you decide.

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The 5 C’s of Credit and What They Mean for Your Business Loan

While each lending situation is unique, many banks utilize some variation of evaluating the “Five C’s of Credit” when making credit decisions: Character, Capacity, Capital, Conditions, and Collateral. We’ll take a look at each of these considerations and how they may impact your funding request. Review each category and see how you stack up and how a community bank can help you and your business grow.

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Advice from a Standard Bank Intern

Looking at a Standard Bank internship? One of our interns gives his story about his experience and how it shaped his career.

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What is a "community bank?"


A community bank is a bank that derives funds and lends to the communities in which it operates–ultimately helping to grow the local economy.

Community banking takes the customer experience to another level with added benefits like one-on-one customer service, products that focus on the customer, and active initiatives to promote community growth. We’re about more than numbers, we’re about relationships with our customers and being a resource in our hometowns. With Standard Bank, you’ll find our associates are long-term professionals who really look out for you and go above and beyond their call of duty. We take great pride in serving you.

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