Our Impact

Native American Banks is dedicated to being an Agent of Change, re-writing how Native Communities access banking services. 

Native American Bank is a one-of-kind institution built on the premise that the best way to deliver banking to the underbanked in Indian Country is to come together and create the nation’s only multi-tribally owned Bank, specializing in the needs and opportunities in Indian Country.  We were founded to create Economic Sovereignty within Indian Country.   

The Vision

To be the trusted Native-owned national bank committed to meeting your financial needs, as well as the financial needs of your business and your nation.

In 2001, twenty Tribal nations and Alaska Native Corporations set out with a dream to create a national bank to serve all Native people, communities, governments and enterprises across the country and established Native American Bank, N.A.

We recognize that among the many issues facing Native Americans, the absence of access to financial capital and services has been a significant obstacle toward the realization of self-sufficiency and financial freedom across Indian Country.

The Mission

Through collaboration, provide access to financial services for Alaska Native and Native American communities creating economic independence, development and sustainability.

At Native American Bank, our primary mission is to assist Native American and Alaskan Native individuals, enterprises and governments to reach their goals by providing affordable and flexible banking and financial services.

To accomplish this, we concentrate on pooling Indian economic resources to increase Indian economic independence by fostering a climate of self-determination in investment, job creation and sustainable economic growth.

  • NAB has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) bank since 2001.  CDFI’s maintain the majority of lending in low-income communities.  
  • Community Development Enterprise (CD) – NAB carries CDE designation under the US Treasury’s New Market Tax Credit Program. 
  • Minority Depository Institution (MDI)  – NAB carries a Native-Owned MDI designation from the FDIC. 
  • Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)– Since its inception, NAB has always maintained an “Outstanding” rating under CRA exams.  

Mission Intensity 

95% of NAB’s loans are made in Indian Country

90%
COMMERCIAL 

Nearly 90% of our commercial lending supports Tribes, Businesses and Projects in areas certified as Historically Under-Utilized Business (HUB) Zones by the SBA, and other federally designated distressed areas.

$128
MILLION 

In the past five years, NAB has made loans totaling $128 million to support $250 million in projects with native entrepreneurs, Tribes, Tribal Housing Authorities and Alaska Native Corporations.

1.1
MILLION SQ FT 

Our lending built 1.1mil square feet of new facilities, funded 174 affordable housing units, and the creation of 498 child-care slots. The businesses we financed created 1,768 new jobs and retained another 1,777

Our Impact

Native American Banks is dedicated to being an Agent of Change, re-writing how Native Communities access banking services. 

Native American Bank is a one-of-kind institution built on the premise that the best way to deliver banking to the underbanked in Indian Country is to come together and create the nation’s only multi-tribally owned Bank, specializing in the needs and opportunities in Indian Country.  We were founded to create Economic Sovereignty within Indian Country.   

The Vision

To be the trusted Native-owned national bank committed to meeting your financial needs, as well as the financial needs of your business and your nation.

In 2001, twenty Tribal nations and Alaska Native Corporations set out with a dream to create a national bank to serve all Native people, communities, governments and enterprises across the country and established Native American Bank, N.A.

We recognize that among the many issues facing Native Americans, the absence of access to financial capital and services has been a significant obstacle toward the realization of self-sufficiency and financial freedom across Indian Country.

The Mission

Through collaboration, provide access to financial services for Alaska Native and Native American communities creating economic independence, development and sustainability.

At Native American Bank, our primary mission is to assist Native American and Alaskan Native individuals, enterprises and governments to reach their goals by providing affordable and flexible banking and financial services.

To accomplish this, we concentrate on pooling Indian economic resources to increase Indian economic independence by fostering a climate of self-determination in investment, job creation and sustainable economic growth.

  • Community Development Enterprise (CD) – NAB carries CDE designation under the US Treasury’s New Market Tax Credit Program. 
  • Minority Depository Institution (MDI)  – NAB carries a Native-Owned MDI designation from the FDIC. 
  • Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)– Since its inception, NAB has always maintained an “Outstanding” rating under CRA exams.  

Mission Intensity 

95% of NAB’s loans are made in Indian Country

90%
COMMERCIAL 

Nearly 90% of our commercial lending supports Tribes, Businesses and Projects in areas certified as Historically Under-Utilized Business (HUB) Zones by the SBA, and other federally designated distressed areas.

$128
MILLION 

In the past five years, NAB has made loans totaling $128 million to support $250 million in projects with native entrepreneurs, Tribes, Tribal Housing Authorities and Alaska Native Corporations.

1.1
MILLION SQ FT 

Our lending built 1.1mil square feet of new facilities, funded 174 affordable housing units, and the creation of 498 child-care slots. The businesses we financed created 1,768 new jobs and retained another 1,777

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