Awards and Accolades

Voted Best Bank of Orange County

Best Bank of Orange County

California Bank & Trust takes great pride in creating long-lasting relationships with people and businesses that make Orange County so great. We are honored to have recently been voted Best Bank of Orange County in the Orange County Register's People's Choice Poll.

Voted Best Bank in San Diego for Fourth Consecutive Year

Best Bank in San Diego 2014

California Bank & Trust (CB&T) has been voted Best Bank and Best Commercial Bank by the readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune. San Diego’s Best U-T Readers Poll is an annual survey in which readers vote for their favorite businesses and services in 176 categories, ranging from entertainment to finance. This marks the fourth consecutive year CB&T has taken top honors as Best Bank in San Diego. CB&T has also won in a new category introduced this year Best Commercial Bank. Learn more.

You know excellence when you see it

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Greenwich Associates, a leading global financial services research and consulting firm, has awarded California Bank & Trust, as part of Zions Bancorporation, 12 Greenwich Excellence Awards for small business and middle market banking. Learn more.

"Outstanding" CRA rating by the FDIC

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Recognizing our activities in meeting the credit and deposit needs of our communities, California Bank & Trust has been consistently rated by the FDIC as “Outstanding” for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities since 2002. Learn more.

A leader in Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 and 7(a) Lending

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CB&T is a Preferred SBA Lender, as designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is also a top lender in both SBA 7(a) and 504 loans, as a susidiary of Zions Bancorporation.*

Designated as a "Best Workplace for Commuters" by the EPA

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California Bank & Trust is proud of its designation as one of the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – a designation reserved specifically for those employers that meet the National Standard of Excellence for commuter benefits and rank among the top one percent of all employers in the provision of commuter benefit programs.

*Rankings based on fiscal year-end 2008 by loan volume. SBA 7(a) ranking based on bank lenders as compiled by the SBA, San Francisco office. SBA 504 ranking as part of Zions Bancorporation based on announcement by the National Association of Certified Development Companie3s (NADCO).