A fixture of downtown Clayton now has a fresh look. Locally-owned Midwest BankCentre has completed a top-to-bottom remodeling of its branch at 8020 Forsyth Ave. near Brentwood.
Opened in 2000, the full-service bank has new floor coverings, lighting, finishes and signage plus the capability to serve drive-up customers from the lobby via a remote tube/video system.
The lobby features a new i-café where customers can enjoy a cup of coffee, access a complimentary computer station and transact business at one of four teller stations, including a station accessible to persons with disabilities.
Outside, one drive-up lane is dedicated to a 24-hour ATM and the other to daily financial transactions. Four full-time universal bankers extend the bank’s trademark highly personal service to customers. “When we opened in 2000, bank assets totaled $720 million and deposits were $531 million,” said Ethan Bowers, Clayton branch manager. “Today, assets are $1.9 billion and deposits are $1.4 billion. Our Clayton branch is perfectly positioned to continue making meaningful contributions to our growth.”
The branch is open weekdays, with drive-up hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and lobby hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.MidwestBankCentre.com.
Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.9 billion and deposits of $1.4 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Forceand its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.
Photo Above (From Left) Ethan Bowers, Dale Oberkfell, Lisa Bulczak, Erin Erhart & Jim Watson