Awards and Accolades

Voted Best Bank of Orange County for the Third Year In a Row

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It's official – California Bank & Trust was voted "Best Bank in Orange County" in the OC Register Annual Readers' Poll for the third year in a row! California Bank & Trust takes great pride in creating long-lasting relationships with people and businesses that make Orange County so great. Thank you for your continued support. Learn more.

Voted Best Bank in San Diego for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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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 Union-Tribune Readers Poll is an annual survey in which readers vote for their favorite businesses and services in more than 175 categories, ranging from entertainment to finance. This marks the sixth consecutive year CB&T has taken top honors as "Best Bank" in San Diego. CB&T also won "Best Commercial Bank" in San Diego, making it the third year consecutive win in this category. Learn more.

Top Number of Awards Nationwide. A Reflection of Our Commitment to You.

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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, 31 Greenwich Excellence Awards for Small Business and Middle Market banking – the highest number of awards won among all banks in the United States for 2015. 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).