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Oct 07 2016 at 12:00 AM
Bank also wins “Best Commercial Bank” category in San Diego Union-Tribune’s annual reader poll
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 06, 2016) — 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 consecutive year recognition in this category.
“Working with our customers and understanding their needs is central to our approach at California Bank & Trust,” said Eric Ellingsen, president and chief operating officer of CB&T. “We have found this collaboration to be the best way to support our customers.”
Ellingsen added, “I am proud of our employees for delivering great service every day and for delivering solutions that are based on the needs and goals of our customers. Being chosen once again by San Diegans as both ‘Best Bank’ and ‘Best Commercial Bank’ is a great honor. Without question, it is the expertise and dedication of our bankers combined with our best-of-class products that enables us to offer superior financial solutions.”
In addition to a full array of business banking and wealth management solutions, CB&T offers its deposit and loan services both online and in its branches. The experienced bankers and wealth advisors offer insights on trends, opportunities and valued advice when customers are faced with critical decisions.
“We aim to provide the highest level of service and believe that banking should be based on meaningful relationships,” added Ellingsen. “Remaining true to this belief means that we continually work to understand each client and their individual needs. Our bankers have in-depth experience in many industries and are equipped to help business owners map out the best financial route to success.”
For more than 60 years, CB&T has helped generations of Californians grow and prosper by giving them access to experienced, professional bankers specializing in personal banking, small business banking, business loans, commercial banking, international banking, real estate financing, wealth management and more. And when needed, it offers the global banking capabilities afforded us as part of Zions Bancorporation, among the leading financial institutions in the US.
For further details about California Bank & Trust, to schedule an interview with Eric Ellingsen or to request images, please contact Sean Dowdall at Landis Communications Inc. (415-359-2313; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Locally managed CB&T, an affiliate of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION), has more than $11 billion in assets and nearly 100 branches statewide and is a leader among California banks for service levels and product selection. CB&T provides a full array of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial banking, business banking, small business lending, treasury management, international banking and wealth management. The professional bankers at CB&T are backed by major resources, yet maintain local decision-making authority and regional market and industry expertise. The company is committed to providing clients with valuable business and economic insights and connecting them with the beneficial business relationships they need to succeed. Since 2002, CB&T has been rated by the FDIC as “outstanding” for its Community Reinvestment Act activities. CB&T has also consistently earned the Greenwich Excellence Awards for Business Banking. To learn more, visit www.calbanktrust.com. Connect with California Bank & Trust on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.