Since its founding in 1977, Bank of the Sierra has grown to become the largest independent bank headquartered in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley, with over $3 billion in assets. Bank of the Sierra is a community-centric regional bank, which offers a full range of retail and commercial banking services with full-service branches located within the counties of Tulare, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. The Bank also maintains a loan production office and an online branch and provides specialized lending services through an agricultural credit center and an SBA center. Bank of the Sierra is recognized as one of the strongest and top-performing community banks in the country with a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial.
We will help make every community we’re part of better.
Life is a journey. The paths are endless. The destinations, limitless.
With any journey, it’s important to know where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re headed. And when you need it, it’s always good to have help along the way.
Bank of the Sierra’s journey began in 1977 in the small California town of Porterville. The founders were representatives of their home, and they built their bank with dedication to the community’s needs.
In the heart of this great state, full of small town charm and painted walls, nestled amongst giants, we set down our roots and grew with our community, side by side.
Today, Bank of the Sierra is proud to serve communities throughout central California. From the boardroom to the teller counter, we believe in doing more, to make a difference for the people we serve.
We like to help businesses grow. For those who work to be the backbone of our community, we are your strong ally, partner, and guide. And as we grow, we improve our technologies, invest time and resources to help local families save.
And we continue to be good stewards for our shareholders. We’re a community bank and our commitment stays the same– to help make every community we’re a part of better.
Every journey has its challenges, but we know that together we can accomplish things today that were unimaginable yesterday. And it all starts with a single step.
A fulfilling life is within every one of us. Every choice, every action, is another step on the way to your goals. Let’s get there together. Bank of the Sierra is your local guide. We’ve traversed these roads before, so we understand what it takes. Commitment. Confidence. Loyalty. Independence.
It’s how we serve you well and make our communities better. We take the journey with you, share your goals, support you through life’s ups and downs, and build the community together.
We believe it’s the right way to do things – side by side.
7 Key Strategies
Keep Thinking – Anticipate and meet needs with a broad range of solutions.
Keep Serving – Provide quality service on a timely, competitive basis.
Keep Learning – Be passionate about being the right person on the team.
Keep Growing – Encourage creativity and maximize every opportunity to improve.
Keep Giving – Serve our communities through involvement and reinvestment.
Keep Striving – Be disciplined; aim for excellence.
Keep Smiling – Enjoy the journey and have fun along the way.
View Bank of the Sierra on Market Watch under the symbol BSRR. Annual Reports and other investor information are available from the Public Register’s Annual Report Service or can be downloaded directly from our Financial Reports page.
Bank of the Sierra’s primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). If you would like to discuss a matter regarding Bank of the Sierra with the FDIC, please visit their site.