Bank of Sierra was founded in 1977 and has had the same president serve since it’s inception. The physical branch locations reside in Tulare, Kern, Kings and Fresno counties and they claim to be the largest community bank serving California’s heartland.

Bank of Sierra Review: According to, a bank rating agency, Bank of Sierra got 3.5/5 Rating – which is a “good bank” by gave Bank of Sierra a good rating with 4/5 Rating with an asset size of $1 billion – < $5 billion.

Their mission statement is somewhat unique in that it gives specific metrics in which they excel:

To be responsible stewards for our shareholders by providing a superior return on equity of 15%+ and a return on average assets of 1%+ within a culture of discipline and ethical entrepreneurship. This is a fundamental stewardship responsibility.

Bank of Sierra’s vision payment:

Our vision is to be the multi-community, independent bank of choice in our designated market areas by meeting the financial needs of the consumers, businesses and agri-businesses that we serve.

Money Market Account Rates

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  • Unlimited ATM transactions
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Saving Account Rates

This fully accessible account offers excellent interest rates.

  • Only $50 to open
  • Unlimited ATM transactions
  • Up to 6 FREE transfers per cycle

Sierra Prime Index CD

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  • Earns Wall Street Journal Prime Rate
  • Minimum $10,000 to open
  • 90 day to one year terms