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Our 2017 Most Influential Woman in Arizona Business

Outcalt Desirae 2017 High Res croppedKnow who has a “hard-earned track record of professional excellence, leadership, innovation and community impact?” Our very own vice president and relationship manager, Desirae Outcalt, that’s who!

Desirae was recently selected to be part of a tremendously distinguished group of 41 women who make up AZBusiness Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business Honorary Class of 2017.

Considered a lifetime honor, AZBusiness Magazine sorts through approximately 1000 candidates to select the most deserving influential women. While the public is invited to nominate women, the decisions and some of the nominations (including Desirae’s) are made by the magazine’s staff.

Other honorees this year include the Mayor of Gilbert, a CEO of an aerospace company, tribal leaders, an Olympic champion, a chief of police, a leader whose company took off after she appeared on “Shark Tank” and many other stand-outs. AZ Business Magazine is gradually posting profiles about each honoree on the AZ Big Media website.

When asked by AZBusiness Magazine about her best decision, Des said, “I realized early in my career that the best way to learn is never to say ‘no.’ It requires stepping outside your comfort zone, both in what you think you know and what you think you can do.”

The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business will be honored at a reception during the evening August 23 at Chateau Luxe.

Please join us in congratulating Desirae, and be sure to check out the full list of honorees in the July/August issue of AZBusiness Magazine to see whether other influential women you know have been spotlighted yet.

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We’re celebrating 15 consecutive 5-Star ratings from BauerFinancial

march bauerIndependent rating and research firm BauerFinancialscreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am has released its March 2017 bank ratings, giving Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, Bank of Tucson and Regents Bank, a fifteenth consecutive quarterly 5-Star rating for strength, stability and soundness.

Based on December 31, 2016 financial data filed with the government, only banks BauerFinancial considers to be the strongest in the nation earn the 5-Star rating. Four- and five-star banks appear on BauerFinancial’s Recommended Report.

BauerFinancial has rated banks since 1983 and is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service.” Banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated.

Criteria for earning the 5-Star rating include the strength of the institution’s capital ratios, profitability/loss trends, the level of delinquent loans and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA) and liquidity.

Thank you to all our wonderful clients for your business and your trust. We’re a 5-Star bank because we work with 5-Star clients.

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You Made Us #1!

Ranking AZVotes from the general public (you!) have once again made us number one! For the past 20 years, AZ Big Media has solicited votes through its websitescreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am for Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business. Results were just announced, and The Biltmore Bank of Arizona was named the number one bank to do business with in Arizona for 2017. We’ve held the number one spot now for ten years in a row, and we are very grateful to everyone who voted for us.

“We treat our customers and our employees with great respect,” says our president, Rich Endicott. “We’ve created a culture of going above and beyond at The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, and we’re very pleased that the people of Arizona recognize the efforts we make to provide top-notch service to our community.”

We are humbled by your continuing support. We remain committed to bringing the best of community-focused banking to businesses throughout our state. Thank you, Arizona!

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Thirteenth Consecutive 5-Star “Superior” Rating From BauerFinancial for Grandpoint Bank and its Divisions

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-7-47-45-pmWe’re honored to share that Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, Bank of Tucson and Regents Bank, received a thirteenth consecutive quarterly 5-Star “superior” rating from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial,screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am based on June 30, 2016 financial data filed with the government.

BauerFinancial, regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service,” gives the 5-Star rating only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation, as assessed for strength, stability and soundness.

One of our core operating principles has always been to build long-term partnerships with our clients, so that our seasoned bankers can develop an in-depth understanding of their businesses and anticipate their needs. To our clients: Thank you for your trust, your support and your business.

According to BauerFinancial, to earn this highest rating level, institutions are required to maintain a tangible capital ratio of at least four percent, a tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of at least four percent and a total risk-based capital ratio of at least eight percent. Other criteria evaluated include: profitability/loss trend, evaluating the level of delinquent loans and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA) and liquidity.

Banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated by BauerFinancial. Four- and five-star banks appear on BauerFinancial’s Recommended Report.

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Twelfth Consecutive 5-Star “Superior” Rating for Grandpoint Bank and The Biltmore Bank of Arizona

5-star-logo-MAR-2016Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, Bank of Tucson and Regents Bank, received a twelfth consecutive quarterly 5-Star “superior” rating from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial,↗ which is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service.”

The five-star rating, which was based on March 31, 2016 financial data filed with the government, goes only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation, as assessed for strength, stability and soundness.

According to BauerFinancial, to earn five stars, institutions are required to maintain a tangible capital ratio of at least four percent, a tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of at least four percent and a total risk-based capital ratio of at least eight percent. Other criteria evaluated include: profitability/loss trend, evaluating the level of delinquent loans and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA) and liquidity.

Banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated by BauerFinancial. Four- and five-star banks appear on BauerFinancial’s Recommended Report.

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Who’s Who? We’re Who!

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We’d like to express our heart-felt thanks to Republic Media for selecting The Biltmore Bank of Arizona to be included in its Who’s Who in Business honorees. On May 25, the magazine honored our top executive, Rich Endicott, and our highest ranking women, Desirae Outcalt and Leticia Scearce, at The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com offices in Phoenix with a special breakfast mixer event.

Who’s Who in Business recognizes the state’s highest-ranked 10 companies in 50 different fields. The magazine also lists the top-ranked companies’ leading Arizona executive and highest-ranking women. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Who’s Who in Business.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to our clients, without whom we would never be recognized with programs like Who’s Who in Business, Ranking Arizona or BauerFinancial’s Five-Star Superior Rating. From the very beginning, we had a basic operating philosophy: treat people with respect; communicate and respond quickly to their needs; and be a part of the community we serve. We are glad that our philosophy is appreciated by our clients and our community.

Our clients come to us with complex issues – because we have a proven track record of solving them. We provide value beyond banking, and we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients to help them grow their businesses.

If we’ve been able to help you, thank you for trusting in us. If you’re grappling with an issue that’s holding your business back, please consider meeting with us. Our relationship managers have counseled clients through a wide range of challenges and complex issues. Also, these experienced bankers really enjoy helping! Learn more about our philosophy and services here, and please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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The Biltmore Bank of Arizona Named 2016’s #1 bank by AZ Rankings

 

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Thank you so much to everyone who made us #1! Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business has just named Biltmore Bank the #1 bank to do business with in Arizona for 2016. We are especially grateful to receive an honor that comes from the votes of the general public.

Through its website,↗ AZ Big Media solicits votes throughout each year for Ranking Arizona. 2016 marks The Biltmore Bank of Arizona’s sixth time in a row as #1 on the bank ranking list, and we’ve held the #1 spot for the last nine years.

“We govern our bank by the golden rule,” says our president, Rich Endicott. “We treat our customers the way we would want to be treated – with quick response times and always making an effort to provide service that truly helps their businesses.”

We’re all very honored to receive the #1 rank. It’s a wonderful affirmation that our efforts to go above and beyond are appreciated. We will always be committed to bringing the best of community-focused banking to businesses throughout our state. Thank you, Arizona!

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Grandpoint Bank and its Divisions Earn Eleventh Consecutive 5-Star Rating From BauerFinancial

5starjan16We’re pleased to share that Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, Bank of Tucson and Regents Bank received a eleventh consecutive quarterly 5-Star rating for strength, stability and soundness from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial.↗

The five star rating, which was based on December 31, 2015 financial data filed with the government, goes only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation.

We would like to thank all our clients and partners who help to motivate and inspire us. It is always our goal to be responsive and helpful, and we very much value the relationships we form. We appreciate your business, and we are honored that through our work serving you and our community, we received BauerFinancial’s highest rating.

According to BauerFinancial, institutions are evaluated on criteria, including capital ratios, profitability/loss trend, the level of delinquent loans and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA) and liquidity.

BauerFinancial is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service,” and banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated.

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Ninth Consecutive Quarter of BauerFinancial 5-Star Rating for Grandpoint Bank and its Divisions

5starjun15We’re happy to report that Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, The Biltmore Bank of ArizonaBank of Tucson, and Regents Bank received a ninth consecutive 5-Star rating for strength, stability and soundness from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial↗. The five star rating, which was based on June 30, 2015 financial data, goes only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation.

Government regulators refer thousands of individuals seeking information about banks and credit unions to BauerFinancial each year. BauerFinancial is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service,” and banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated. Ratings, which range from zero to five stars, are determined by a rigorous assessment of a bank’s capital strength, asset quality and profitability, using quarterly financial reports filed with the government by each bank, with historical comparison for consistency.

We’re pleased to provide one more assurance to our clients that we are a fiscally-sound financial institution, and we hope that our personal touch and community focus further enhance your banking experience.

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Eighth Consecutive Quarter of BauerFinancial 5-Star Rating for Grandpoint Bank and its Divisions

5starjun15It means a lot to us to have our clients’ trust, and we work hard to maintain it. We know you want to have top-notch business advisors and a rock-solid financial institution at your disposal, and on that note, we’re happy to share that Grandpoint Bank and its divisions The Biltmore Bank of ArizonaRegents Bank and Bank of Tucson received an eighth consecutive 5-Star rating for strength, stability and soundness from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial.↗ The five star rating, which was based on March 31, 2015 financial data, goes only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation.

BauerFinancial is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service,” and banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated. Ratings, which range from zero to five stars, are determined by a bank’s capital strength, asset quality and profitability, using quarterly financial reports filed with the government by each bank, with historical comparison for consistency.

First quarter results also earned Grandpoint and its divisions another A+ health rating from DepositAccounts.com,↗ an independent bank health monitoring publication covering banks for nearly a decade. Grandpoint has earned their A+ rating for 17 consecutive quarters.

DepositAccounts.com provides information about bank health free of charge to consumers. Using a proprietary algorithm, DepositAccounts.com’s ratings reflect the strength and stability of more than 14,000 financial institutions.

Thanks to all of our wonderful team members and clients who help make this possible.

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