Jan 11, 2019

Bell Opens Arizona Bank Branch

You asked, and we answered, opening a new, full-service bank location in Arizona.

As we continually look for better ways to serve our customers, we have opened a new, full-service bank location – complete with a new mortgage office – in Chandler, Ariz.

While we’ve had a mortgage office in Phoenix for 20 years, this is our first full-service bank in Arizona, and our team is excited to bring the award-winning customer service we’re known for to the Phoenix metro.

Our customers have been asking for an Arizona branch for years – as many of them winter in the “Grand Canyon State.” In fact, one customer who banked with us in North Dakota and Minnesota before retiring and moving to Arizona, made sure to stop by the branch as soon as we opened!

“He wanted to be the first customer at the new branch, because he was so excited we are here,” remarks branch manager Denise Holm.

To celebrate, we’re holding a week of grand opening festivities January 28 through February 1, with treats from neighborhood businesses and a chance to win prizes, such as neighborhood gift cards and a $1,000 cash giveaway!

Stop by our new location at 1850 E. Northrop Blvd., to open your first new America’s Best Checking account, and we’ll deposit $200 in your account.* Whether you’re looking for a checking or savings option, a consumer loan, a mortgage or more complex financial services, our bankers go the “extra mile” to provide the unequaled service you deserve for choosing us as your bank.

*$200 will be deposited after the new account has been active for 60 days and a direct deposit or automatic payment has occurred. Not valid with any other offers. New customer must open the account at Chandler location, be a first-time Bell Bank personal checking customer and will receive a 1099-INT form for the $200 deposited to the new account. $50 minimum deposit to open.

Bell Bank – Going Places!

While our most recent, the Chandler opening isn’t our only expansion in the last few months. We’ve also grown our mortgage team in Wisconsin and New Mexico.

We welcomed a group of new mortgage team members headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, in October. By joining forces with the highly-respected and talented team of professionals at Assured Mortgage., in business for over 30 years with 4 offices around the Milwaukee market, the merger brought the strength and experience of its nearly 30-person lending team to Bell Bank and our mortgage division.

We also grew our presence in the Southwest in October by expanding our home-loan footprint into New Mexico, with the addition of a group of 9 high-level professionals located in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Clovis, N.M.

When we consider expansion, Michael Solberg, Bell’s president and CEO, says it’s about finding the right people. 

“We look for leadership that fits and embraces Bell’s culture,” Michael remarks. “The key to being successful is focusing on our values and how we treat customers, our co-workers and the community.”