our story

1891 - Present

  • Bank founded by Watt Webb.
    1891
  • Named Missouri Savings Bank and Trust. Relocates to 920 Walnut.
    1911
  • Reorganized and named Missouri Bank and Trust Company of Kansas City.
    1933
  • Former State Finance Commissioner D.R. Harrison named first president, beginning tradition of strong leadership.
    1933
  • J. Thomas Burcham and William Coleman Branton purchase bank.
    1984
  • Bank relocates to 1044 Main.
    1985
  • Grant Burcham named president after completing nine-year rotation serving in every position in the bank. Surrounds himself with bankers considered among the best in the industry.
    1994
  • Nearly $50 million in assets; 25 employees.
    1995
  • Awarded Small Business of the Year from Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
    1999
  • Tom and Grant Burcham win Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year Award.
    1999
  • Reaches $100 million in assets.
    1999
  • Prairie Village branch opens.
    2000
  • Reaches $200 million in assets; 50 employees.
    2002
  • Kansas City Business Journal reports that the bank's "return on assets is highest of any commercial bank in five-county region."
    2005
  • Kansas City Business Journal comments on the bank's "long tradition as one of the area's best-performing banks."
    2005
  • Named the sixth top-earning bank in the country by American Banker's Association.
    2005
  • Named the fifth top-earning bank in the country by American Banker's Association.
    2006
  • Breaks $300 million in assets; 75 employees.
    2007
  • In the midst of bank closures, Kansas City Business Journal reports that Missouri Bank is the only bank in the area with more than $100 million in assets to have zero problem loans.
    2008
  • Bancography, an independent, consulting company, names Missouri Bank as the seventh best bank brand in the country out of 8,000 banks with under $500 million in assets.
    2008
  • As the housing market continues to place stress on the banking industry, Missouri Bank does not have a single foreclosure or repossession in 2008.
    2008
  • Missouri Bank has its 14th consecutive quarter end "call" report (FDIC required) with zero loans past due (over 90 days), a key indicator of bank health in an unstable housing market.
    2008
  • Crossroads branch opens. It is later awarded with gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
    2008
  • Donates billboards atop its Crossroads branch to the Art Through Architecture (AtA) program.
    2008
  • Breaks $400 million in assets; 80 employees.
    2009
  • Launches Facebook page.
    2009
  • Cited for its successful use of social media for community building in an article by Mashable.
    2009
  • Crossroads branch hosts first Rock. Paper. Scissors. Tournament. The event featured more than 25 Crossroads-area business representatives.
    2009
  • Brookside branch receives a gold-level art achievement award (the highest level possible) from AtA for commissioning Archie Scott Gobber's DREAM wall art.
    2010
  • Brookside branch opens.
    2010
  • Missouri Bank's Brookside branch hosts Mobank's first Pace for the Place (a neighborhood walk benefiting The Children's Place) as its grand opening celebration. The event draws 130 walkers and raises almost $3,000.
    2010
  • Crossroads branch recognized for environmental stewardship with Green Project of the Year award from the Kansas City Chapter of The Associated General Contractors of America.
    2010
  • Named a finalist in the 2010 Heart of America Ethics in Business award program, which honors those that stand apart in their dedication to incorporate social responsibility in their employment practices, civic activities, environmental concern, and ethical conduct.
    2010
  • Southtown Council selects Mobank's Brookside branch as one of the 2010 Annual Southtown Beautification Award recipients.
    2010
  • Earns the Circle of Caring award from the United Way of Greater Kansas City, recognizing a level of support "above and beyond the call of duty," based on financial contributions and active involvement.
    2010
  • KCB Magazine's December issue highlights ways Missouri Bank gives back to the community through its Pay it Forward program
    2010
  • February: Missouri Bank is presented with the Spirit at Work Award by the Center for Spirit at Work for demonstrating inclusiveness and ethical business practices that aid employees, the company, and the community.
    2011
  • April: Brookside branch hosts Mobank's second annual Pace for the Place attracting 175 walkers and raises over $10,000 for The Children's Place.
    2011
  • May: Brookside branch honored in Capstone Awards, which recognize outstanding real estate projects that shape a community.
    2011
  • June: The Kansas City Business Journal reports that Missouri Bank is in the top 2 percent nationwide (among banks with assets between $300 million and $1 billion), for zero problem loans.
    2011
  • November: The Brookside branch earns 2011 honor award for design excellence presented by the American Institute of Architects/Kansas City.
    2011
  • January: Breaks $500 million in assets; 90 employees.
    2012
  • January: The Kansas City Business Journal and Kansas City Star report that Missouri Bank is investing wisely but confidently in local entrepreneurs – creating a rising tide that benefits customers, the bank and the overall local economy.
    2012
  • February: MultiFunding Report Card shows Missouri Bank lending 54.4 percent of its deposits to small businesses, placing it in the top 3 percent of all banks in the country that loan to small business.
    2012
  • October: Crossroads branch holds fourth annual Rock. Paper. Scissors. Tournament with 64 teams battling for championship title.
    2012
  • October: Appears as No. 18 on the list of the 25 largest Kansas City area-based banks, based on market share of deposits by the Kansas City Business Journal.
    2012
  • November: Receives Development of Distinction award from Urban Land Institute recognizing its responsible use of land and creating sustaining and thriving communities.
    2012
  • February: KC Magazine named Grant Burcham as one of Kansas City’s 100 top influencers.
    2013
  • June: Kansas City Business Journal ranked Mobank No. 11 on list of 25 largest Kansas City area banks with $626 million in assets, and only .01 percent problem loans.
    2013
  • April: Grant Burcham received Corporate Leader Award at 2014 ArtsKC Awards luncheon for commitment to the arts.
    2014
  • April: Kansas City Business Journal reported Mobank had zero problem loans in fourth quarter 2013. 
    2014
  • October: Kansas City Business Journal ranked Mobank as third strongest mid-sized bank in Kansas City area.
    2014
  • February: Ranked No. 1 among area banks with $100 million or more in assets for low ratio (.03 percent) of problem loans.
    2015
  • March: Bank jumped to No. 2 in the Kansas City Business Journal top five strongest mid-sized banks in Kansas City.
    2015
  • Mobank joins forces with BOK Financial, an over $30 billion regional bank, further expanding our unique philosophy of banking and a wider breadth of services and local community support.
    2017