United Bank of Iowa cuts ribbon on new drive through

Friday, October 8, 2021

Even though they have officially been in business in town since November of 2019, when they took over the space formally occupied by Heritage Bank, you might have noticed a lot of work going on at United Bank of Iowa lately. Not only have they added a drive through for the bank, but they are doing a total remodel of the interior of the building, all with the goal of serving their customers in Alta and the surrounding area.

“We acquired six Heritage Bank branches in November of 2019 and Alta was one of the branches that we acquired,” said Assistant Vice President Office Manager Julie Hahn. “We bought the building next to us and built a drive up for the convenience of our customers. That is the bottom line why we are here, to serve our customers in Alta and the surrounding community.”

United Bank of Iowa, which was founded in the midst of the Great Depression in Ida County in 1932, is the number one Agricultural Bank in the state, with over one billion dollars in assets. Ever since their inception, they have steadily increased their presence in Northwest Iowa and now count Alta, along with the Heritage Bank customers in Anthon, Cushing, Aurelia, Holstein, and Lytton, as the newest members of the United Bank of Iowa family.

“We believe the difference that sets us apart from other banks in the area is that our employees are going to give our patrons the best customer service, along with finding them the right products and services that will help them succeed” Hahn said. “We are excited to be in the community and we are driven to do the best for our customers.”

The are two drive up lanes with the first lane leading to a teller and the second lane has a 24-hour ATM and a second teller station. The new drive-up area isn’t the only thing that customers will be seeing when they utilize the bank’s services. The outside of the building is sporting a new brick façade; they are also remodeling the entire inside of the building as well as including an Ag Office. Whole completion is expected before the end of the year.