Zions Bank was founded by Mormon pioneers in Utah in 1873. In 1957, Zion’s Savings Bank and Trust Company (as it was known) merged with Utah Savings and Trust Company and First National Bank of Salt Lake City. It became Zions First National Bank – which is the bank’s official name today. However, it wasn’t until 1960 that the LDS Church sold its majority ownership to Keystone Insurance and Investment Company. In 1961, Zions First Nation Investment Company was incorporated in Nevada, and acquired ownership of the stock owned by Keystone. In 1965, the investment company changed its name to Zions Bancorporation, and in 1966, the company went public.
Today, Zions First National Bank is still a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation. Zions is a full service bank, offering commercial services, consumer banking products, and business banking to its customers. Specialty services include ag finance, correspondent banking and private services. Nationwide, it is possible to access Zions Bank services via the Internet. There are offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.
Zions Bank offers competitive interest rates on deposit accounts, including savings, money market and CD accounts. The bank also offers interest checking accounts. The bank did accept TARP funds after the 2008 financial crisis, but has since repaid them.
I've been frustrated for years with Zions' policy of selectively processing payments to cause as many of them to go into insufficient funds status as possible. That policy is designed to maximum the insufficient funds fees they collect from their members. Finally, a class action suit is being brought against them (just google "zions bank class action" for details). This is especially sad because the bank is owned in part by the Mormon Church.
The last straw came last week when Zions informed me by mail that my free checking account was now going to cost me $7.00 a month. They gave me one month notice, so now I'm scrambling to change my banking over to a credit union. With several automatic payments I had set up with Zions, this is not a quick task.
Anyway, be forewarned.
Zions Bank has the greatest customer service I've ever experienced!
Every time I leave a branch I think to myself, "now that is customer service." When I lived in Layton, I would be greeted with a "hey Joey, how are you today?" Something I thought I would miss when I moved to Logan for school. It didn't even take a month before I was getting the same treatment at any of the many branches here in Cache Valley. Not just my name, but they remember to ask about my family, a test I had last week, or making sure I got over the sickness I recently had.
I went on a vacation last year, but forgot to transfer the needed money from my savings to checking before I left! I was away from the internet for the majority of the trip, but once I could check on things, I noticed that I had racked up quite a lot in NSF charges. I gave Zions a call and explained my mistake and they waived them all. Let me repeat that, they waived every NSF charge I had (validly) incurred. They didn't need to, but were more than happy to help out. This was very smart of them considering that because of this service, I'll be with them for life.
I once went into a branch inside a Smith's to get a money order. The teller told me that he'd be more than happy to get me one, but they cost $2.50. He advised I go to the Smith's customer service desk, as it would only cost $0.50 there. Instead of looking out for their company's profit margin, they look out for the customer.
The one downside is that they are not nationwide. If you travel too far, there won't be any ATMs you can use without charges. Zions' fees are very reasonable though, only one dollar to use a non-friendly ATM where other banks charge three or four. A friend of mine just complained about a certain mega-bank that charged him $38 for NSF (quite a bit more than the $0 I paid.) No minimum balance. No monthly charges. Just reasonable fees where needed and outstanding customer service.
I wouldn't dream of leaving Zions bank.
ive been banking with Zions for one year had one over draft. I wish they had non overdraft protection but they are better than US and the Stage coach bank.
Naw they rate well with me
I do not live anywhere near a Zions Bank branch, but have never needed one. Their website is pretty good, and they respond online well. I have been with them about 7 years now, and am happy with my experiences. I was even deployed overseas for a year, and banking was not an issue for me.
The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 Zions Bank had $131.97 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $2.09 billion in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Zions Bank a Texas Ratio of 6.31% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for Zions Bank decreased dramatically from 11.24% as of March 31, 2013 to 6.31% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a positive change of 43.87%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Zions Bank has improved dramatically in recent periods.
In the past year, Zions Bank has increased its total deposits by $1.96 billion, resulting in 13.55% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Zions Bank has shown is excellent.
Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Zions Bank has $18.79 billion in assets with $2.09 billion in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 11.13%, which is excellent.
|FDIC Certificate #||2270|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$1.82 billion|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$275.02 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$123.89 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$8.09 million|
|Historic Data - March 2013|
|Equity Capital||$1.81 billion|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$344.27 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$123.89 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$24.54 million|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Net Interest Margin||3.27%|
|Return on Assets||1%|
|Return on Equity||10.36%|
|Interest Income||$150.54 million|
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|0.50%||$1k||-||Internet Savings w/ Relationship|
|0.45%||$1k||-||Internet Savings Non-Relationship|
|0.30%||$2,500||-||Business Internet Savings - Relationship|
|0.25%||$2,500||-||Business Internet Savings - Non Relationship|
|0.08%||-||-||Gold Statement Savings|
|0.06%||-||-||Business Statement Savings|
|0.50%||$100||-||Internet IRA Money Market|
|0.50%||$2,500||-||Internet Money Market w/ Relationship|
|0.45%||$2,500||-||Internet Money Market Non-Relationship|
|0.28%||$250k||-||Gold Money Market Plus|
|0.23%||$250k||-||Gold Money Market Account|
|0.18%||$250k||-||Money Market Account|
|0.15%||$100||-||IRA Money Market|
|0.15%||$100k||-||Business Money Market|
|0.15%||$100k||-||Gold Checking Plus|
|0.04%||-||-||Gold Interest Checking|
|0.90%||$1k||-||5 Year Gold CD|
|0.90%||$1k||-||5 Year Internet CD|
|0.90%||$1k||-||5 Year Internet Business CD|
|0.80%||$1k||-||5 Year Regular CD|
|0.80%||$1k||-||5 Year Business CD|
|0.75%||$1k||-||4 Year Gold CD|
|0.75%||$1k||-||4 Year Internet CD|
|0.75%||$1k||-||4 Year Internet Business CD|
|0.65%||$1k||-||4 Year Regular CD|
|0.65%||$1k||-||4 Year Business CD|
|0.60%||$1k||-||3 Year Gold CD|
|0.60%||$1k||-||3 Year Internet CD|
|0.60%||$1k||-||3 Year Internet Business CD|
|0.50%||$1k||-||3 Year Regular CD|
|0.50%||$1k||-||3 Year Business CD|
|0.45%||$1k||-||2 Year Gold CD|
|0.45%||$1k||-||2 Year Internet CD|
|0.45%||$1k||-||2 Year Internet Business CD|
|0.40%||$1k||-||18 Month Internet CD|
|0.40%||$1k||-||18 Month Internet Business CD|
|0.35%||$1k||-||2 Year Regular CD|
|0.35%||$1k||-||1 Year Gold CD|
|0.35%||$1k||-||1 Year Internet CD|
|0.35%||$1k||-||1 Year Internet Business CD|
|0.35%||$1k||-||2 Year Business CD|
|0.30%||$1k||-||9 Month Internet CD|
|0.30%||$1k||-||9 Month Internet Business CD|
|0.25%||$1k||-||1 Year Regular CD|
|0.25%||$1k||-||1 Year Business CD|
|0.20%||$1k||-||6 Month Gold CD|
|0.20%||$1k||-||6 Month Internet CD|
|0.20%||$1k||-||6 Month Internet Business CD|
|0.15%||$1k||-||6 Month Regular CD|
|0.15%||$1k||-||6 Month Business CD|
|0.05%||$1k||-||3 Month Regular CD|
|0.05%||$1k||-||3 Month Gold CD|
|0.05%||$1k||-||3 Month Internet CD|
|0.05%||$1k||-||3 Month Internet Business CD|
|0.05%||$1k||-||3 Month Business CD|
|0.90%||$1k||-||5 Year Internet IRA CD|
|0.80%||$1k||-||5 Year IRA CD|
|0.75%||$1k||-||4 Year Internet IRA CD|
|0.65%||$1k||-||4 Year IRA CD|
|0.60%||$1k||-||3 Year Internet IRA CD|
|0.50%||$1k||-||3 Year IRA CD|
|0.45%||$1k||-||2 Year Internet IRA CD|
|0.35%||$1k||-||1 Year Internet IRA CD|
|0.35%||$1k||-||2 Year IRA CD|
|0.25%||$1k||-||1 Year IRA CD|
|0.20%||$1k||-||6 Month Internet IRA CD|
|0.15%||$1k||-||6 Month IRA CD|
|0.05%||$1k||-||3 Month Internet IRA CD|
|0.05%||$1k||-||3 Month IRA CD|
Zions Bank is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 1 S Main Street - Salt Lake City, UT 84133