Making It Happen Since 1887
Make It Happen. That’s the nature of being a part of Central Bank. Our small-town roots and dedication to the communities we serve push us to help our customers and communities to accomplish great things. We’re family-owned and decisions are made locally, not in a distant skyscraper. Whether it’s a mortgage, a small-business loan, operating funds for an ag operation or a new checking account, our people go above and beyond to make Central Bank work for you and the community we all live in.
We’ve been around for a long, long time. That doesn’t mean we stand pat. Following the purchase of the bank in 1990 by brothers Tim and John Brown, Central Bank has seen unprecedented growth that continues to this day. In 2013, the brothers purchased Liberty Bank branches in metro Des Moines. Now a bank with assets exceeding $750 million, Central Bank services an expanding book of business with a deep roster of commercial and agricultural lenders who have access to a $10 million lending limit.
We also offer expertise in home loans, trust and insurance services. Our army of Central Bank employees, now numbering more than 200 and growing as we expand, is ready to serve you.
Central Bank’s History
While Central Bank has grown in size and in the products and services we offer, we have never strayed from the traditional values of doing what is best for the community and our customers. Check out our 1887-to-today timeline and more on a dedicated Central Bank history page.
Our path from where we started when we opened in 1877 to where we are today has been shaped by many passionate individuals in leadership and customer-focused positions. Central Bank’s committed team members work every day to ensure we stay true to the vision of being the best bank in each community we serve. Meet our Board of Directors and Senior Officers and the Central Bank leadership team. They’re all here to make it happen for you.
Giving Back to the Community
Without our communities, we wouldn’t exist. We are fortunate to serve the best communities in the state of Iowa, and we do our best to give back to them for everything they’ve given us. Whether through bank-sponsored events or individual staff members volunteering their own time or talents, we always make sure to give back. Learn more about how we stay involved in our communities.
Central Bank Careers
The key asset to our growth and success has been the people who work at Central Bank. We employ driven professionals who not only want to grow their talents and skills, but use them to help customers achieve their goals. If this sounds like your dream job, there may be a career for you at Central Bank. View our current career opportunities.