Citizens Savings Bank and Trust
Citizens Savings Bank & Trust Company, the oldest continuously operating minority-owned bank in the nation and the first minority owned bank in Tennessee, began operations in 1904 through the vision of three prominent Nashvillians: R. H. Boyd, Preston Taylor and J.C. Napier. A survivor of many years of turbulence, its success is a rich testimony of the vision, dedication and uncompromising commitment to provide superior and competitive products and services. We take pride in our longevity, accomplishments, ideology, and future aspirations. The Directors, Management and Staff of the bank continue the tradition of providing quality services through innovative methods. As a community minded bank, we focus on offering friendly and efficient service to satisfy our many loyal customers and to increase our customer base.
The StoryBank Project is a CDBA initiative that captures our member banks' success stories through the eyes of their customers. These episodes show how underserved communities benefit directly from our mission-based banking and financial services. This week's video features Citizens Savings Bank and Trust, the oldest African American-owned bank in the country. Its featured client, Dr. Roosevelt Joyner, received a loan from the bank to start a cosmetology and barbering school for Memphis residents. Watch the video here.