This Veterans Day, we celebrate the men and women of our armed forces for their patriotism and willingness to serve the common good.
Their sacrifices, and those of their families, are an enduring testament to the strength and character of America’s military. It’s why Stearns Bank is proud to serve these members of our community every day.
We are joined in this endeavor by thousands of community banks nationwide that assist members of our armed forces by adhering to the highest service standards.
At Stearns Bank, we want to serve as a resource to veterans and their families for their banking needs — throughout their military career and beyond. Our longstanding ties to the community, knowledge of unique military circumstances, and personalized decision-making provide a useful guide in determining appropriate products and services to meet their diverse financial needs.
Many of our customers take advantage of our bank’s participation in the Department of Veteran Affairs home loan program, for example, to secure attractive rates and generous financing terms toward the purchase or refinance of a home.
Stearns Bank’s financial services expertise and relationship-based lending model help us advise customers on how to maximize these programs. We also help our customers understand how these beneficial programs can be used for future home purchases, as well as protections under the law, which suspend financial and civil obligations while serving on active duty.
As a Small Business Administration Preferred Lender, Stearns Bank works with individuals transitioning from military service to civilian life to access special funding for veteran-owned small businesses, entrepreneurship training programs, and contracting opportunities offered through the SBA.
We also help military families prepare for retirement as the military migrates from a defined benefit to a blended retirement system.
At Stearns Bank, we salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families for their service and sacrifice to help keep America safe. We consider it a privilege and an honor to help fulfill their banking needs.