Bauer Financial Inc., the nation’s bank rating firm, gave Wilson Bank & Trust Community Financial Centers its Five-Star rating recently based on March financial data and signified it is one of the strongest banks in the nation.
The FDIC touts the benefits of community banks, saying they are “important providers of credit to small businesses and serve hundreds of counties and thousands of communities that are overlooked by larger non-community institutions.”
Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, said, “Community banks like Wilson Bank & Trust that have earned Bauer’s top rating for strength and security reflect that deep-rooted sense of loyalty to the local community.”
Wilson Bank & Trust was established in 1987 and has been a dedicated and reliable community partner for 27 years. Wilson Bank & Trust currently operates 25 full-service branch locations. In addition to the Wilson Bank name, WB&T also operates as Community Bank of Smith County, DeKalb Community Bank and Trousdale Bank & Trust. Wilson Bank & Trust is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
Bauer Financial Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla., has reported on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays Bauer Financial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may get free star ratings by visiting bauerfinancial.com.