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Great Western Bank

(Public)  
Banking - Financial Services
2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  
Overview

Great History

Since our charter began in 1907, Great Western Bank has welcomed thousands of banking relationships in the Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota areas. With assets over $9.1 billion and nearly 200 banking locations, we’ve gained significant regional presence while Making Life Great in our communities.

Great Community

Great Western Bank has continued to expand and develop a strong sense of community. Our employees engage in a wide range of community service, from volunteering time and donating to local organizations, to serving on boards of civic and non-profit organizations. We believe in helping children through education by partnering with public schools and providing scholarship funding. This is just another way we’re helping to build and strengthen the communities we serve.

Great Future

Great Western Bank is now the flagship for National Australia Bank Group's United States banking operations. Great Western Bank’s goal is to become one of the leading financial institutions in the Western United States.

Corporate Philosophy

Our Mission:


  • Make Life Great by taking outstanding care of our customers and creating long-term relationships.

Our Vision:


  • To become one of the leading banks in the Midwestern United States through a commitment
    to organic growth and acquisitions aligned to strategy.

Our Values:


  • Be authentic and respectful.

  • Do the right thing.

  • Drive performance and results.

  • Put the customer first.

  • Get the basics right.

  • Empower locally, think globally.
     
At Great Western Bank, banking isn’t just about financials and bottom lines. And, it's more than just a checking account or a loan. It’s a long-term personal relationship built around you and your needs.

To us, banking is about improving the quality of life for the people and communities we serve. That's why our philosophy is to Make Life Great for our customers, our co-workers, our communities and everyone with whom we do business. Some of our core values are honesty, integrity and respect, and they remain the moral standards that we hold ourselves to.

We're proud to offer great products and services to help you live the life you want to live. And, we recognize that we constantly have to grow our business to continue offering our customers new and cutting-edge products and services. To accomplish this goal we have a growth structure in place to ensure that Great Western Bank is expanding to better serve our current and future customer base.  And, with convenient locations in seven states, no matter where life takes you, we’re always on your way.

Benefits
Our employees are rewarded with great benefits, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) / Profit-Sharing
  • Flexible Spending Account Plan
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Checking Account
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Continuing Education
  • Sales & Service Incentive Pay
Fact Sheet
Great Western Bank is a high-performing community bank:

  •  Assets in excess of $9.1 billion
  •  Operates in seven states:  Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota
  •  Nearly 200 locations
  •  Nearly 1,600 Employees
  •  Agribusiness Banking Services
  •  Business Banking Services
  •  Crop Insurance Services (where available)
  •  Mortgage Services
  •  Personal Banking Services
  •  Wealth Management Services
  •  Strong Enough To Grow 

Our Mission


Make Life Great by taking outstanding care of our customers and creating long-term relationships.

Our Vision

To become one of the leading banks in the Midwestern United States through a commitment to organic growth and acquisitions aligned to strategy.

Our Values

Be authentic and respectful.
Do the right thing.
Drive performance and results.
Put the customer first.
Get the basics right.
Empower locally, think globally.

Powerful Distribution

  •  SBA Preferred Lender
  •  Supporter of local youth organizations, local development initiatives, Habitat for Humanity, and various scholarship programs
  •  Making Life Great in over 130 communities
  •  Proud employee volunteers

Headquarters

Great Western Bank
100 North Phillips Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605/334-2548

CEO

Ken Karels, President & Chief Executive Officer

Great Western Bank is a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group of companies.