Academy Bank opens new retail branch in Gilbert, Arizona, Benzinga

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Written by Benzinga, April 25, 2023

New Gilbert Country Club branch at Desert Crossing Shopping Center brings the latest innovations in convenient, flexible and personal community banking to the East Valley. Academy Bank now offers clients access to a total of seven locations throughout Arizona. Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson and other community leaders attend grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 24.

Gilbert, Arizona (PRWEB) April 25, 2023

Academy Bank, a full-service community bank and wholly owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corp., today announces the opening of its newest retail banking center at the Desert Crossing Shopping Center — a fast-growing mixed-use development in Gilbert, Arizona. The new Gilbert Country Club branch — located at 1295 N. Arizona Ave. — expands Academy Bank's presence in Arizona to seven locations. A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson and other community leaders took place April 24 in partnership with the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce.

"We're proud to bring the latest innovations in community banking to Gilbert's vibrant East Valley community," said Paul Holewinski, president and CEO of Academy Bank. "This is the first Academy Bank branch in the East Valley, and we are focused on providing leading-edge services to our customers and expanding our footprint in this area."

The new Academy Bank at the Desert Crossing Shopping Center comprises 1,400 square feet and offers a full range of personal, business and commercial banking services. In addition to concierge assistance with personal and commercial banking services, Academy Bank features the latest in banking technology with Smart ATM and Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) video banking. With the touch of a screen, Academy Bank clients can speak with a video banker for assistance with most banking services.

For an added level of convenience and flexibility, Academy Bank in Gilbert also offers extended banking hours with drive-thru ITM video banking available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The drive-thru ITM also can be used as a Smart ATM 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"We know our customers live an on-the-go lifestyle," said Jose Holguin, business development manager for Academy Bank. "That's why Academy Bank is not your ordinary bank. We're dedicated to providing East Valley customers with the most innovative banking for a convenient and flexible, yet personal, experience."

With the new Gilbert branch, Academy Bank's seven branch locations in Arizona – along with its sister bank, Armed Forces Bank – employ nearly 45 associates. Armed Forces Bank has branches in Arizona on Luke Air Force Base and Fort Huachuca.

About Academy Bank
Academy Bank is a full-service commercial bank with $2.4 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 business and individuals, including commercial and business banking, treasury management and mortgage services. Academy Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corporation, a $3.7 billion holding company headquartered in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Academy Bank's sister bank, Armed Forces Bank, headquartered in Leavenworth, Kansas, proudly serves active and retired military and civilian clients around the world with more on-base locations than any military bank in the country. Armed Forces Bank is recognized as one of the top-three strongest banks in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal. For more, visit

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