Bell Bank, one of the largest family-and employee-owned banks in the country, with assets of more than $14 billion is continuing to show a tremendous amount of growth and new momentum in 2024 with a lot of the new growth in Arizona.

This April, Bell Bank will open a new branch at 6838 N. 58th Drive in Glendale.

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That opening will be followed by another new branch office in Gilbert that will serve the growing Southeast Valley at 3683 S. Val Vista Drive. The Gilbert location is scheduled to open in by fall of 2024. 

“2024 is trending to be another key year of growth for Bell Bank and our growing Arizona family of customers,” said Kyle Kennedy, Bell Bank President and Phoenix Banking Director.  “We are thrilled to continue expanding here in the Valley of the Sun and to bring two new locations of Bell Bank to areas that are seeing a huge surge of population growth and a big need for more convenient and customer friendly banking solutions.” 

Back in the fall Bell Bank Mortgage also recently opened a new lending office in Goodyear.  Located at 15150 West Park Place, Suite 104, the office is equipped with both English- and Spanish-speaking bankers and lenders to help buyers navigate available mortgage programs and the process of buying a home. Bell Bank says its proud to expand its banking footprint to better serve all communities across the Valley. 

“Offering a bi-lingual mortgage office in the vibrant and thriving West Valley was a huge initiative for Bell Bank Mortgage,” said Dee Jimenez, producing area manager for Bell Bank Mortgage. “We wanted to make sure we could equally serve everyone and give all of our customers an opportunity to understand the lending process and hopefully make home ownership a reality for all.” 

Bell offers a wide variety of mortgage programs tailored to homebuyers’ individual situations, whether they are first-time borrowers, or current homeowners ready to move up, build or refinance. Bell also has a focus on affordable mortgages, with programs that include special rates, down payment assistance and grants for low-to-moderate income and minority borrowers who may face challenges in qualifying for a mortgage.

Another customer initiative is the new Bell Moving Forward Program which offers down payment assistance and special mortgage programs to help first-time home buyers, low-to-moderate income buyers and others achieve homeownership, so they can build independence, financial wellness and generational wealth.

In 2024 Bell Bank is also proud to now be among the Valley’s top 10 largest banks, with $1.4 billion in deposits in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

The company was also proud to be named in the top four for Best Places to Work among midsize companies by a notable Phoenix area news organization. 

Bell Bank also continues to strategically build its Arizona teams, adding experienced team members in insurance, wealth management and investments, and specialty banking areas including SBA, nonprofit banking and tribal banking.

Finally on the charitable side, Bell Bank continues its partnership with Bell Champion Larry Fitzgerald Jr. A few months ago Bell Bank teamed up with Fitzgerald and iCAN to take 50 kids on a $100 back-to-school shopping trip in Phoenix.