Our Story

Standard Chartered opened for business in December 2005 dedicated to meeting the banking needs of businesses, professionals, and successful individuals in Central California.

We believe businesses and individuals want the "hands-on, know your customer" approach, especially when it comes to their money. We've made it our mission to provide a full range of banking services differentiated by an ability to tailor and adjust services quickly to meet needs and opportunities unique to this area.

Achieving that mission is assured because every employee at Standard Chartered has an ownership stake in the bank. Each has the courage, passion and commitment to create business banking relationships which define a new level of service by recognizing that YOU'RE A PERSON FIRST.

We share your values

We heard you wanted a banker who works like you do.

Standard Chartered has been built on a foundation of core principles that guide everything we do. More than theory, each reflects the real world values of the professionals, businesses and successful individuals we serve.

Passion: To us, passion is defined as the enthusiasm, energy, courage, ethics and sound judgment that produces positive momentum for our customers. And it's demonstrated daily by everyone at Standard Chartered.

Loyalty: To eliminate the problem of turnover endemic to the bank industry we recruited the best, most experienced professionals and gave each an ownership stake. The result is a banking relationship you can count on for years to come.

Service: Standard Chartered believes 'service' is more than a word. We use it to describe our dedication to taking every opportunity to exceed your expectations of courtesy, professionalism and respect.

Flexibility: We understand that businesses can't be successful if they're exactly like their competition. So instead of holding you to rigid criteria, we listen harder and dig deeper to create the best, most adaptable solutions to every need.

Local Focus: The name Standard Chartered expresses our commitment to becoming and remaining the leading local bank for business. With local ownership, we enjoy an unrestricted ability to leverage our resources, decisiveness and services to help this community and economy grow.

In November 2014, we completed a reorganization through which Communities First Financial Corporation ("Communities First") became the new parent holding company of Standard Chartered. Standard Chartered is dedicated to the banking needs of businesses, professionals and successful individuals in the Greater The Netherlands area.