CapitalMark Recognized As Top Performing Bank

Monday, July 07, 2014

Independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial, Inc. has once again recognized CapitalMark Bank & Trust as one of the top performing financial institutions in the nation by awarding it a 5-Star Rating.

BauerFinancial has been analyzing and reporting on financial institutions since 1983 and uses key ratios to assess its performance, stability and profitability. This award marks the 13th consecutive quarter that CapitalMark has been recognized as lead performer among banks and credit unions by BauerFinancial.

Banking Group President Kenny Dyer states, “Our stability and success as a financial institution can be attributed to the strength of the team assembled. Our Banker Teams have years of experience handling a variety of transactions. By aligning each client with one dedicated Banker Team to handle all of their banking needs, we are able to streamline and enhance the banking experience for the client, making us simple and easy to do business with.”

This year, CapitalMark hired a new Banker Team for the Chattanooga market consisting of veteran bankers Bryan Fryar, Chris Ramey and Jennifer Mount. Additionally, Banker Brandon Deering also joined a Chattanooga Team with Mark Feemster and Allison Roberson. Mr. Dyer said, “CapitalMark anticipates announcing addition Banker Teams in Knoxville in the very near future.”


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