Academy Bank Opens Flagship Retail Banking Center in Lobby of Kansas City Tower, Relocates Corporate Office

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New space encourages greater collaboration for innovation and enhanced customer service. Academy Bank brand joins Kansas City skyline.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 25, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Academy Bank – a full-service community bank and family-owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corporation – announces it opened a new branch on January 11th in the lobby of 1201 Walnut in downtown Kansas City. The bank also recently completed a move of its corporate headquarters to three contiguous upper floors and features Academy Bank signage atop the building and joining the skyline.

"We recognize a shift in client expectations. Our clients expect a consultative, personal approach paired with innovation and technology that empowers them with control over and access to their finances," said Paul Holewinski, CEO of Academy Bank and Dickinson Financial Corporation. "Our new lobby banking center is the blueprint for providing that level of service in the future."

The new Academy Bank in the Kansas City Tower lobby affords clients access to the entire network of experts at the organization, in addition to the dedicated associates who will staff it. The technology and client engagement room allows clients to interact privately with any of Academy Bank's associates, ensuring they connect with the experts best positioned to help them with their specific financial needs. Whether they're interacting with bankers in person or virtually, Academy Bank is equipped to provide advice clients seek about products such as mortgages, personal loans, checking accounts and multiple ways to meet near-term and future financial goals.

"We look forward to serving nearby business owners and office workers in our full-service banking center now open in the first-floor lobby," said Holewinski. "Our new retail banking center and corporate office is designed to enable even faster, easier, and personalized service to our loyal clients."

Of Academy Bank's 71 branches, 23 are located throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Most recently, Academy Bank opened the Meadowbrook branch at 5368 W. 95th Street in Prairie Village on August 7. A new location in Queen Creek, Arizona, is planned later in 2024.

Sister bank Armed Forces Bank, also part of the Dickinson Financial Corporation family of banks, will maintain its headquarters in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Academy Bank
Academy Bank is a full-service commercial bank with $2.6 billion in assets and over 70 branch locations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. Honored as one of Fortune Magazine's "2023 Most Innovative Companies," Academy Bank provides a wide range of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial and business banking, treasury management and mortgage services. Academy Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corporation, a $3.9 billion holding company headquartered in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Academy Bank's sister bank, Armed Forces Bank, proudly serves active and retired military and civilian clients around the world. To learn more, visit


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