Our Story

We simply want to be the best at what we do, and our basic philosophy is to “treat everyone else the way you want to be treated.”

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The Alliance Bank & Trust Story

Alliance Bank & Trust was formed in 2003 by executives from a large regional bank and a group of dynamic business leaders from Gaston and Cleveland counties, all of whom saw the need to redefine community banking in these communities. This group shares a vision to make a difference in our communities—offering local decision-making to consumers and businesses in our market and assisting with economic development.

The group developed a feasibility plan indicating that the markets could support a community bank. This plan was submitted to the North Carolina Banking Commission. After review by the Banking Commission the group was charged with raising $10,500,000 in start-up capital as a prerequisite to being granted a charter.

On September 8, 2004 and after raising over $11.7 million, a State Bank Charter was awarded to the group to begin operation. Alliance Bank & Trust was formed and opened for business. One of the first things we did was to develop our Mission Statement to define our vision:

Alliance Bank & Trust Company is committed to being the premier financial services organization in our market and to providing outstanding quality service to our customers. We are committed to analyzing our customer’s financial needs and ensuring that we provide them with the financial products and services to allow them to achieve their economic and financial goals. We are dedicated in making a difference in the lives of our customers and the communities we serve. We will at all times operate with the utmost integrity and always treat our customers as we would want to be treated.

This statement reflects our purpose, and we consistently live by it. We simply want to be the best at what we do, and our basic philosophy is to “treat everyone else the way you want to be treated.” This philosophy is timeless and still is so applicable today. It works; just try it for yourself and you will see.

Our Core Values are deeply held beliefs, not only at work but also in our homes and communities. We believe in:

  • Integrity and Honesty
  • Respect and Admiration of Others
  • Complete Teamwork in all we do
  • Professionalism and Courtesy at all times

Alliance Bank & Trust was founded on these principles and will continue to always act in accordance with them. We welcome you to come in and experience the difference and see how we are redefining community banking.