At City National Bank & Trust, commitment to our customers is more than a principle; it’s a way of life. Founded on an intense dedication to unmatched customer service and the most convenient and easy-to-use products and services, we at City National Bank pride ourselves on 100+ years of community banking.
Six years before Oklahoma became a state, City National Bank became what would be one of the oldest and most respected community banks in the area. In early 1901, a handful of men applied for a bank charter in a soon-to-be-opened reservation in southwest Oklahoma. On March 23, 1901, (four months and 15 days before Lawton became a town) the bank charter was issued and bore the name “First National Bank of Fort Sill.”
In July of that year, “Lawton” was chosen for the town in honor of Major General Henry W. Lawton, and the name of the bank was immediately changed to “City National Bank of Lawton.” In order to start serving the community immediately, a small framed structure was built on wheels and rolled into town. Mr. Frank M. English became president of the bank three years later and served 27 years. His successor, J.R. “Dolph” Montgomery became president in 1931 at the age of 24. At that time, he was said to be the youngest president of a national bank in the United States. He served as president for 44 years until his death in 1975.
In December 1976, City National Bank moved into its present headquarters located at Fifth and “D” Avenue. In 1982, City National Bank’s first ATM was installed, and in 1985, City National Bank opened its first branch on Gore Boulevard in Lawton. In order to make banking more convenient, in 1997, City National Bank transitioned to in-store branches with its first branch inside Walmart in Lawton, Oklahoma. Since then, City National Bank has expanded into over 20 communities in Oklahoma and Kansas and is expanding every day.
Today, City National Bank has 40 branches and is continuing to grow every day. With a network of conveniently-located ATMs and branches and all the tools you need to manage your accounts, banking has never been easier or more convenient. Just like our founders, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the very best in customer service and solid, stable financial services.
We at City National Bank pride ourselves on 100+ years of community banking and look forward to the next 100 years. City National Bank – more than banking, it’s family.
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City National Bank, “Where relationships begin and customer service never ends.” To us that is more than just a slogan; it is a way of life. We strive to make our customers feel like a part of the family and we want our employees to feel the same.
At City National Bank we offer our employees a lifelong career filled with educational and growth opportunities. We encourage our employees to develop lasting relationships with one another and with our customers and to practice a healthy work/life balance. We also put an emphasis on community involvement by allowing our employees paid time off to do volunteer projects within their community.
When you join City National Bank you will be doing more than just starting a lifelong career; you will be joining a family that spans 38 branches in more than 20 communities located throughout Oklahoma and Kansas. We look forward to meeting you!
We know that as a community bank, your emotions and loyalty are just as important as your dollars.
With 38 branches, we are present and active in over 20 different communities across Oklahoma and Kansas, and our investment in and commitment to these communities are vital and integral parts of our success.
We are committed to serving the communities we are so deeply rooted in because we believe in supporting and serving our communities in order to promote growth and prosperity, and for us, community involvement goes well beyond our everyday endeavor to offer superior customer service and convenient and quality products and services – it starts in each of the communities we serve because your success is our success.
Community involvement is one way we embody our values and principles in order to foster stronger and more successful communities. This involvement recently includes: the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Walk MS, Cystic Fibrosis fundraising, the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, and food drives that benefited over 20 local food pantries.