Equity Bank is headquartered in Andover and is the 4th largest bank in the state of Kansas. It is also the 269th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1985 and as of June of 2022, it had grown to 689 employees at 68 locations. Equity Bank has an A health rating.
I originally was a customer of this bank when they were still called First Community Bank. Since the bank was changed, they have become more modernized and efficient. I am able to check my balances and make account changes online without issue. They are also very responsive to phonecalls and emails. In person the staff is very friendly and helpful. The only downside is they still lack some of the features that other banks have. My wife and I both have checking and savings accounts with Equity. I have used both accounts for many years and have no issues with depositing or withdrawing money. I love that the website shows when money is scheduled to be posted to the account and when it is to be withdrawn. There are no hidden fees or extra service charges with our accounts so we don't have to worry about using the debt card we have. Also the theft prevention is a great feature and we can instantly dispute any transactions that are fraudulent and they also will contact you should unusual activity occur. I have been using direct deposit with this bank for years and have never once had an issue with money being added to the account.
BEWARE of THIS bank in Guymon, OK. DO NOT BANK HERE if you value security over your account. We are currently going through a family member having almost $5,000 fraudulently taken out of her account...and we are talking 21 transactions PER DAY by the SAME culprit in California for multiple days. Um, red flag?? This bank will blame their hired security company that is located states away and you will be told to just call "them." AND what is so shocking is to now discover they have allowed fraudulent transactions to CONTINUE to come out (by the same culprit) after the card/account was reported of fraudulent activity. I have lived all over the U.S. and banked all over and this is BY FAR THE WORST BANK and customer service I have ever encountered. Save yourself unnecessary stress and know that your hard earned money IS NOT SAFE HERE! If zero stars were possible, that would have been my rating.
Beware of your loan balance. Equity Bank uses Interest 9 or I9 software to calculate their loan balances. This was found by a court of law to be flawed and charges additional interest. Even though we questioned the payoff of our loan on multiple occasions, Equity Bank did not even do the math to determine why we questioned the payoff. We had to go all the way to trial before they admitted the mistake.
At Equity Bank they will never let you "pay off" your home equity in full. There is always a residual interest amount. No matter how many times you try to pay off the loan and who you talk to- it doesn't matter. I have now tried to pay off my home equity loan in full twice and they are again telling me that I owe interest on my $0 balance.
So I'm trying to close my account out and they took more interest as "payment" out of my checking account.
The location agents and managers know nothing about customer service and chose to argue with the customer instead of providing a break down of the information to find the root cause of the issue. I CANNOT WAIT to be done with this bank. Don't EVER use them.
|FDIC Certificate #||25858|
|Return on Assets - YTD||1.36%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||13%|
|Annual Interest Income||$86.3MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q2 2022vs Q2 2021||$5.00B$4.27B|
|Loans||Q2 2022vs Q2 2021||$3.18B$2.77B|
|Deposits||Q2 2022vs Q2 2021||$4.32B$3.71B|
|Equity Capital||Q2 2022vs Q2 2021||$494.4MM$468.9MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q2 2022vs Q2 2021||$48.2MM$51.8MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q2 2022vs Q2 2021||$16.3MM$56.9MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q2 2022vs Q2 2021||$13.0MM$10.9MM|
Rates for Equity Bank are currently being reviewed.