CapitalMark Awarded 12th Consecutive 5-Star Rating

Thursday, May 8, 2014

CapitalMark Bank and Trust was once again awarded a 5-Star Superior Rating from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial, Inc, marking the twelfth consecutive quarter to earn this honor. BauerFinancial uses metrics to analyze the strength, soundness and performance of U.S. banks and credit unions. Five-Star ratings are only awarded to institutions that are considered to be the strongest in the nation, said officials. 

Banking Group President Kenny Dyer states, “CapitalMark’s unique banking model and highly experienced banking teams continue to produce strong results and gain positive feedback from clients. Our clients appreciate the One Banker, One Bank model, which assigns every client a dedicated banker team to handle all of their banking needs. Additionally, CapitalMark’s low brick-and-motor structure is extremely efficient as we bring banking to our clients with technology and couriers.” 

This year, CapitalMark hired a new banker team for the Chattanooga market consisting of veteran bankers Bryan Fryar, Chris Ramey and Jennifer Mount and closed the first quarter with a record $882 million in total assets. Mr. Dyer continued, “We continue to expect strong results and remain positioned for future growth as we approach $1 billion in total assets.” 




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