Bank keeps its personal environment despite success


Founded in Whiting, Ind., in 1895, Centier remains a Schrage family-owned and operated community bank. Since then, Centier has grown to become the largest privately owned independent bank in Indiana. Centier’s “Not for Sale” promise is a personal commitment to preserving community banking and remaining independently owned and operated for years to come.

As Neighbor’s Choice “Best Bank” for the past five consecutive years, Centier Bank president and CEO, Mike Schrage, says that Centier stands testament that no matter how large a business has grown, it is still possible to provide warm, personalized service.

“This comes easy to our associates because every effort is taken to provide a friendly environment based on values. We give our clients and our associates a feeling of family, membership, and belongingness,” Schrage stated.

In addition to being named “Best Bank” by the Post-Tribune, Centier was also named one of the top employers in the state by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in 2013, for the seventh consecutive year.

Underscoring advancement in digital delivery channels, Centier successfully introduced Mobile Banking to its line of services in 2012, which has grown to over 20,000 users. In addition, Centier partnered with the MoneyPass ATM network, which provides Centier clients free nationwide access to more than 23,000 ATMs, with no surcharge.

In 2013, Centier will continue to grow its branch service network with new offices in the Cedar Lake Strack & Van Til, Hammond Van Til’s, and Fort Wayne Kroger stores. Relocation to new and expanded facilities are also underway at our Crown Point Downtown, Valparaiso South, and Merrillville Ultra Foods branches.

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