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History of Commonwealth National Bank

In 1976, a small group of organizers in Mobile, Alabama, established Commonwealth National Bank to meet the needs of individuals and businesses that had previously been denied equal access to financial services. Its founders took on the vigorous process of making it a national bank.

Today, Commonwealth has three offices to serve the needs of customers in the Mobile area. Its first permanent office opened June 26, 1977 on St. Stephens Road in the heart of the Toulminville community. Renovated in 2008, this location offers full-service banking and serves as the bank's main office.

A second office providing full-service banking was opened in nearby Prichard, Alabama, on June 16, 1995. This location also housed the bank's operations center while serving communities east of Mobile until its closure in December of 2011. Commonwealth further expanded by opening a third office in the Crichton community of Mobile on September 17, 1999.

From the beginning, Commonwealth's goal has been to become the banking institution of choice for all individuals and business owners valuing financial solutions and personal service. We welcome anyone who desires a financial institution willing to give them the access and attention they deserve. Our bankers are empowered to make decisions that matter to you. Whether you need a safe place to deposit your hard-earned money or access to capital to grow your business or buy a home, rest assured, Commonwealth has you covered.


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