CapitalMark Earns 11th Consecutive 5-Star Rating

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Kenny Dyer
Kenny Dyer

CapitalMark Bank & Trust earned a 5-Star rating for its strength, stability and overall performance as a financial institution by BauerFinancial.  

BauerFinancial is an independent rating and research firm out of Coral Gables, Fla., that analyzes the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions. Using metrics such as capital quality, asset quality and profitability, BauerFinancial awards 5-Star ratings to institutions it identifies as the strongest in the nation. This quarter marks the 11th consecutive quarter that CapitalMark has been awarded a 5-Star Superior Rating by BauerFinancial. 

Banking Group President Kenny Dyer states, “We are seeing the positive results our model and dedicated Banker Teams are producing.” The CapitalMark model aligns one Banker Team per client for all their business and personal banking needs and deploys technology and courier services to bring banking to the client.  

Mr. Dyer continued, “Not only are the Banker Teams able to see a full financial snapshot with the One-Banker model, they are empowered to customize banking solutions and use local decision making to ultimately better serve the client. Our ability to be nimble and responsive combined with local decision making especially benefits our commercial clients because we can apply local market knowledge to better understand a client’s unique financial situation.” 

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