Success in St. Louis: Wrapping up 2017
Despite the competitive banking environment in St. Louis, the UMB team based there had a busy, fruitful year in the market.
We were excited for our St. Louis Banking Success in 2017. We saw a year of growth for our team‡ as they worked hard to deliver the best service and results to our clients. And as of the 2017 third quarter earnings, we have experienced an 18.2 percent increase in average loan balances compared to the same time last year.
From a business perspective, we’ve witnessed growth in several of our lines of business, including commercial real estate and agribusiness. Here are a few highlights from those areas:
- Our agribusiness team reported an increase of 152 percent in loans in five years‡, which made the division one of the nation’s Top 20‡ ag lenders
- Tracy Howren, one of our top commercial real estate (CRE) bankers, offered her insights to the competitive CRE market‡
Additionally, our associates in the St. Louis market continue to make the news – from their work in the community to their efforts to make UMB a healthy workplace.
- Randy Rodgers, vice president of business banking, was selected as one of the best bankers in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly‡
- Our St. Louis office was named a Healthiest Employer finalist‡
As we look to 2018, we see continued opportunity for St. Louis banking success – both within our company and with new and existing customers in the community.