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The Commerce Bank Story

Our Story


About Us

Founded more than 155 years ago, Commerce is a super-community bank – a friendly local bank with big bank products and services. Dually headquartered in St. Louis and Kansas City, Commerce serves individuals, families, businesses and communities from Bloomington, Illinois to Denver, Colorado with over 155 branches in between. In addition to sophisticated online banking services and an extensive ATM network, Commerce has developed innovative products and built national businesses in healthcare, business-to-business payments, agribusiness and insurance claims processing. With financial performance consistently ranking among the top of the nation’s largest 50 banks, Commerce is a strong bank that supports personal, business and community growth.

Learn more about Commerce history here.



The single biggest determinant of Commerce’s long-term success is the culture we create for our team members. Our culture reinforces the need to be agile and innovative to drive results and remain competitive. It’s one reason Commerce Bank’s financial performance consistently ranks among the top of the nation’s largest 50 banks.

Learn more about Commerce culture here.


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Our Values

We have a passionate commitment to helping our customers meet their financial challenges, so they can focus on what matters most in their lives. And our shared values help us keep that commitment focused and on track. Our values aren’t just nice words on a page. They’re the driving force that guides our actions and a clear voice that leads everything we do.

Giving VOICE to our Values

We have a long
term View
We collaborate as
One team
We act with Integrity We are Customer focused We strive for
  • We are shareholder driven in our decisions and actions.

  • We invest in our people, products and technology for the long term.

  • We are committed to diversity, sustainability and strong communities.

  • We are willing to take measured risks and learn from mistakes.
  • We enjoy working together and celebrate our successes.

  • We value our colleagues’ diverse talents and perspectives.

  • We encourage healthy, fairminded debate and once a decision is made we own it together.

  • We communicate openly, frequently and candidly.

  • We make decisions for the greater good.
  • We do what is right.

  • Our actions demonstrate that we can be trusted.

  • We trust each other and assume best intentions.

  • We treat our customers and each other with respect.
  • We ask, listen and solve to deliver the best value to our customers.

  • We make doing business easy, rewarding and enjoyable.

  • We build long term, valuable relationships with our customers.

  • We proactively adapt to our customers’ changing needs.
  • We are personally accountable for achieving results.

  • We continuously measure and improve our performance.

  • We share responsibility for attracting, developing and retaining the top talent in the markets we serve.

  • We are innovative and agile in response to a changing world.



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At a  glance Map of the Commerce Bank Footprint

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