May 3rd, 2016
Barb Smidt Joins Oregon Coast Bank as Manager of Lincoln City Office
Veteran community banker Barb Smidt has been chosen to manage Oregon Coast Bank’s Lincoln City office. Smidt, a graduate of Iowa State University, has been in banking for more than twenty years, most recently serving as Vice President of Retail Sales and Marketing for First Community Bank in Keokuk, Iowa. Besides managing Oregon Coast Bank’s Lincoln City office, Smidt will also be an active lender.
April 22nd, 2016
Oregon Coast Bank Promotes Becky Lytwyn to Vice President of Real Estate Lending
Longtime local banker Becky Lytwyn has been chosen to manage Oregon Coast Bank’s Real Estate Lending Department, which over the past 13 years has provided local families and businesses with more than $500 million in real estate financing.
January 21st, 2016
Oregon Coast Bank Receives Five Star Financial Safety Rating
Bauer Financial, which has reported on the health of the banking industry for 33 years, recently released their Star Ratings Report® to include 4th Quarter 2015 data. Oregon Coast Bank, with offices in Newport, Pacific City, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Waldport and Toledo, received five stars, the nation’s highest possible ranking.
June 30th, 2015
A Commitment to Independence
In the rapidly changing financial services industry, locally-owned community banks have become somewhat of a rarity. Over the past several years large regional banks have been aggressive purchasers of the independents. They in turn are hunted by even larger banks. Bank acquisitions typically result in management and staff changes at the local level. As a result customers often become frustrated, having to deal with new bankers and policies.