ABOUT CITYWIDE BANKS

Focused on Colorado
Since 1963

Citywide Banks is a Colorado focused, community bank committed to delivering responsive service, local expertise, and comprehensive financial tools for local businesses and families. For more than 50 years, our bank has been dedicated to finding ways we can impact our local community and move Colorado forward.

On July 7, 2017, Citywide Banks became a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., and simultaneously merged with Centennial Bank and Trust. Our resulting organization expands the Citywide Banks team, services, and community commitments to more than 25 locations across Denver, Boulder, the foothills, and the mountains. 

We want to see Colorado companies grow and local families thrive. Our community commitment also reaches beyond banking through a long history of passionate support of mental health wellness, breast cancer prevention, and other Colorado causes.

Trusted by Coloradans Since 1963

Our History:

Five Decades of High Integrity & Commitment to Colorado Communities

Citywide Banks, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., is a Colorado focused, community bank with $2.3 billion in assets and more than 25 branches across Colorado.

 

Heartland (NASDAQ: HTLF) is a diversified financial services holding company with assets exceeding $9.5 billion. The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland's  independent community banks are chartered in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Kansas, Minnesota, and California. In 2017, Heartland was named a Forbes Best Bank, ranked 44th among a nationwide group of 100 leading banks of similiar asset size. 

 

Our bank's history in Colorado dates back to 1963 when Vince Schmitz co-founded Aurora National Bank and then later renamed Citywide Banks. The first branch rose from the remodeled remnants of an old tire shop on Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado.

 

Vince led with a management style and a strategic vision that highlighted integrity, fairness, and service that exceeds expectations. He also believed the bank and its employees had an important responsibility to give back to our local community. He instilled these ideals in every new employee.

 

During the mid 1990's, Vince tapped his sons, Marty Schmitz and Jeff Schmitz, to assume management of the bank's daily operations and ensure his legacy would prosper for many years to come. In 2009, Kevin Quinn joined the executive leadership team as president and CEO of the bank.  

 

Through five decades, the bank has consistently been named one of Denver's top corporate philanthropists by the Denver Business Journal, one of Colorado's top family owned businesses by ColoradoBiz Magazine, and honored with a multitude of awards for its lending, community outreach, and engagement in the community. This commitment to helping businesses, families, and communities in Colorado move forward will only increase as the bank grows.

 

 

Community Outreach:

Giving a Hand-Up to Our Colorado Neighbors in Need

Whether it's responding to a crisis, funding a local cause, volunteering our time, or discovering another way to impact the needs of the local community, Citywide Banks continually supports more than 150 Colorado charities each year.

Career Opportunities:

Work with a Colorado Leader

Our long, community-focused history in Colorado has created a unique employee culture. We believe that every employee has an important role in impacting the success of our banking clients. For us, it's about working collaboratively with other employees, our clients, and our local community to move forward. Join us in making an impact.

Bank News:

Citywide Banks Blog

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Citywide Banks is interested in the long-term relationship and can be flexible to meet the customer's needs. Larger banks don't operate in that manner. It can make a real difference to an organization like our nonprofit.

The Citywide Banks Advantage

Citywide Banks is a Colorado focused, community bank where high values and client needs are our guideposts. That has created a unique banking culture that continues to benefit our clients, our employees, and our Colorado communities. Discover the advantage of working with a bank that is focused on moving Colorado forward.

Why Citywide Banks?

Citywide Banks is a Colorado focused, community bank committed to delivering responsive service, local expertise, and comprehensive financial tools for local businesses and families. For more than 50 years, our team has been dedicated to finding ways we can impact our local community and move Colorado forward.

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Get In Touch

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