Sunflower Bank, N.A. Expands Bank On-Certified Financial Empowerment Checking Account

December 29, 2022

We're pleased to announce that our Bank On-Certified Achievement Checking Account is now available in all Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 personal banking locations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico. The Achievement Checking account launched only in Texas locations in September 2022. The Achievement Checking Account is certified by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund’s Bank On National Account Standards (2023-24) for having 25 features for safe and affordable consumer transaction accounts.

“Access to a checking account is an important step for individuals seeking to achieve financial stability, and we are proud to extend our Achievement Checking Account product to all communities we serve,” said Doris Ortiz, Vice President and Community Development Officer at Sunflower Bank and First National 1870.  “In addition to connecting people to safe and affordable accounts, Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 work to raise public awareness of the importance of sound banking practices, provide outreach to the unbanked, and expand access to financial education.”

Connecting unbanked individuals to accounts through the Bank On program is part of our ongoing focus on expanding financial access to low-and moderate-income geographies and persons, small businesses, and organizations focused on community development.  Sunflower Bank, N.A. operates through a community-banking model built on local leadership and services. This approach results in partnerships and programs that support the complete financial and credit needs of all those who reside in our banking and mortgage lending footprint.

About Bank On
Bank On coalitions are locally-led partnerships between local public officials; city, state, and federal government agencies; financial institutions, and community organizations that work together to help improve the financial stability of unbanked and underbanked individuals and families in their communities.  The Bank On national initiative builds on a grassroots movement of over 90 coalitions in cities across the country, offering national account standards, capacity grant support, pilot funding, and a learning community.  In addition to connecting unbanked individuals to accounts, Bank On programs raise public awareness, target outreach to the unbanked, and expand access to financial education.  

About Sunflower Bank, N.A.
Operating as Sunflower Bank, First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, Sunflower Bank, N.A. provides financial solutions to the individual communities it serves. With $7.1 billion in assets as of September 30, 2022, headquarters in Denver, bank locations in five states, and mortgage capabilities in more than 40 states, Sunflower Bank, N.A. provides a full range of relationship-focused services to meet personal, business and wealth management financial objectives. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage are divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A.
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