Bank Independent Named One of the Best Banks to Work For in 2021



Sheffield, Ala.− Monday, November 29, 2021– Bank Independent has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2021. This marks the third year in a row this prestigious honor was awarded to the Bank.

The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available at American Banker and in the November issue of American Banker Magazine. Bank Independent was ranked the top bank operating in their footprint.

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involves a two-step process. The first step involves an evaluation of participating companies’ workplace policies, practices, and demographics. In the second step, employee surveys are conducted to directly assess the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. The combined scores determine the top banks and the final ranking.

“What an incredible honor to be named as one of the Best Banks to Work for 2021,” said Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent.  “This marks the third year in a row to be recognized by the American Banker Magazine and our over 620 team members. We strive to create an environment that is fun to work in, where excellent work is acknowledged and rewarded with benefits second to none, and every day provides our team members the opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives.  This ranking reflects our success both for our team members and as an organization.”

To go directly to a full list of this year’s winning banks, click here.

Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

The program is open to commercial banks, thrifts, savings banks and other chartered retail financial institutions with at least 50 employees in the United States. For more information on eligibility or other questions related to the Best Banks to Work For program, visit www.BestBankstoWorkFor.com.

The Best Banks to Work For 2021 award marks the third prestigious honor conferred on Bank Independent this year. Business Alabama recognized the bank as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2021 in the large company division. Bank Independent was also awarded Forbes Best-in-State Banks ranking #1 in the State of Alabama based on overall recommendations and satisfaction in the areas of customer trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice.

About Bank Independent

Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama, the Deshler Tiger Branch, and one Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All of our employees reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.

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For more information, press only:

Bank Independent, Marketing Department for Bank Independent, (256) 386-5000, ma@bibank.com

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