National Bank of Arizona’s Wealth Strategies division is pleased to announce the launch of the new Medical Banking Program at National Bank of Arizona.

The banking program introduces a new opportunity to service affluent medical professionals in Arizona with the launch of a new loan program providing a 95% loan-to-value option on a new home purchase or the refinancing of an existing home. This banking program is exclusive to clients who qualify for Executive Banking or Private Banking with National Bank of Arizona. Both divisions within the organization will be dedicating resources to develop and grow this niche segment of business.

Suzy Powell will move to the position of Medical Banking Relationship Manger for the organization’s Executive Banking division. With more than 30 years of experience, Powell brings a broad range of banking knowledge to the position, including information in trust services, estates and private banking. In her new role, Powell will be responsible for acquiring new physician relationships for National Bank of Arizona.

Paula O’Neal Wichterman recently joined National Bank of Arizona as Vice President for Private Banking at the Gainey Ranch location. In this role, she is responsible for increasing NB|AZ’s focus on the physician banking market, in addition to contributing to the Private Bank’s overall strategy, growth and performance. Before joining NBAZ, Wichterman spent the last nine years in various advisor roles for MidFirst and Compass Bank in both private banking and credit administration.

With continued development of this arm of business for National Bank of Arizona, medical professionals will have the opportunity to work closely with a financial planner to assess their current financial plans and future goals; providing an important growth strategy for the organization. Similarly, National Bank of Arizona’s Mortgage Department also will offer a Physician 30-year loan for medical professionals.

For more information on National Bank Of Arizona and their new medical banking program, visit National Bank Of Arizona’s website at