When we see the world through our customers' eyes, their dreams become our own.


We're local.

Among the top 10% of performing banks in the nation for banks of our size, Five Star Bank was founded in 1999 by a group of local entrepreneurs who wanted to create the kind of personalized banking services they desired themselves – services inspired by partnership and defined by shared vision and goals. They also wanted to create a bank driven by community stewardship, regional and industry expertise and commitment to economic development in the Capital Region.

What they created was purpose-driven banking which set their customers free to focus on what they do best.

We're connected.

We're far more than community business bankers – we're deeply rooted champions of local economic development and stewards of community. Our Board of Directors and Executive Team are active participants with numerous local economic development organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, professional associations, and more. Visit our Community section!

We're the “Best of the Best.”

Five Star Bank consistently achieves high performance ratings from bank rating agencies and industry associations. Bauer Financial rates Five Star Bank “5 Stars” (out of 5 possible), while The Findley Report rates Five Star Bank as a “Super Premier Performer” (their top rating category.) The Independent Community Bankers Association ranks Five Star Bank among the top 25 independent banks in the nation among our peer group ($500 million to 1 billion asset size), coming in at #18 in the nation. We are proud to be the only bank in our northern California peer group to be so acknowledged.

We're your partner.

Actively helping our customers through new referrals while also supporting their interests is not only rewarding, it's another way we value connection. Our relationships and interactions with our customers extend beyond the business environment. Our customers are our partners.