If you are like us, you have noticed Freedom Bank branches popping up all over SWMO! You may be wondering who they are and what they are all about. Well, we can help!
We recently had the chance to sit down and chat with our sponsors at Freedom Bank and we were impressed! A local company with staff that cares about our community! We hope you enjoy learning more about them as much as we did!
We have noticed Freedom Bank branches popping up all over SWMO! When was the bank established and where are your branches located? Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri opened their doors for business on November 19, 1999 in Cassville, MO. The first bank building was a trailer designed to be a temporary bank while the permanent building was being built which opened its doors in October of 2000. There were 7 employees to start & now today we have over 60 employees along with 5 branches which are located in Cassville, Seligman, Willard, Shell Knob & Golden.
Do you have plans to continue to expand across our region? Southwest Missouri continues to experience growth in commerce as well as population. Freedom Bank will likely continue to expand in the region into different towns and communities.
What makes a locally owned bank unique? I think banking at a locally owned bank customers receive faster customer service. Loan approvals and other key decisions are made locally by people who live in the community, have face-to-face relationships with their customers, and understand local needs. Because of this personal knowledge, our bank is often able to approve small business and other loans that big banks might reject.
What products and services do you offer your customers? Can a customer stop by any location and take advantage of everything you offer? We offer a wide variety of products & services such as several checking, savings, CD’s, money markets & IRA’s accounts to choose from. Yes, any one of our branches can assist customers with any of these products & more!
Do you offer free checking accounts? If so, does it have additional benefits? We do have checking accounts that allow customers the ability to waive service charges. For example, we have a new Freedom eChecking & eSavings that rewards customers for using their debit card & for having direct deposit. Any of our experienced Personal Bankers will be happy to help you decide what will work best for your lifestyle or click here to learn more about checking options that are available.
What sets Freedom Bank apart from the other banking options in our area? Our associates are what set us apart. They are professional, responsive and qualified to assist customers regarding their banking needs. They take the extra steps to help the customers meet their financial objectives.
What advice would you give somebody who might have had a bad experience with their current bank? Don’t give up!! I would let them know that all banks are not the same. You might want to give a locally owned bank a try and see the difference. Here at Freedom Bank we strive for excellent customer service because we know that’s why we are here in the first place…our customers. They are number one!
Sound like something that might be the right fit for you and your family? Click here to visit their website or call or stop by the Freedom Bank branch closest to you! Cassville branch: 417.846.1719, Golden branch: 417.271.3814, Seligman branch: 417.662.7000, Shell Knob branch: 417.858.3136 and Willard branch: 417.742.1776.