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Our History

Peoples Bank has a long history in Iowa's farming communities.

Beginning in 1917 in Grand Junction, Iowa, Peoples Bank primarily served the local farmers. In January 1991, Green Circle Investments Inc. purchased Peoples Bank and expanded with an additional bank in Rippey.  

During the next four years, Peoples Bank experienced significant growth, increasing total assets by nearly 33%. In 1994, the bank added its third branch, purchasing a local bank in Guthrie Center. By March 1996, total assets had increased by nearly 50% in just six years, thanks to an aggressive growth-mindset and a targeted focus on community lending.

The next year continued to expand Peoples Bank's footprint in Iowa. In 1996, the acquisition of a bank in Jefferson, which also operated a branch in Scranton, nearly doubled Peoples Bank’s total assets. While growth came fast, the bank still placed a continued focus on community engagement in rural cities. Five years later, in early 2001, Peoples Bank opened its sixth branch, in Adel.

The seventh branch came five years later, on Aug. 1, 2006, when Peoples Bank opened a brand-new building in Clive, its first foray into the metro market. The two-story building serves as the central hub of the bank and stands out with its bold design on University Avenue. In 2007, the metro expansion continued with a purchase of a bank in Waukee. In 2013, the bank opened its newest branch in Ogden.

The Rigler family bought Peoples Bank in late 2017, the bank's third owners in its 100-year history, and the family continues to focus on serving Iowa communities in both rural and metro markets.

During the next year, Peoples Bank launched several unique initiatives, reflecting a more progressive vision that embraces innovative ideas and solutions. In early 2018, Peoples Bank rolled out a refreshed brand, giving a nod to the bank’s history of more than a century. The new green and blue logo symbolize the bank’s roots in supporting farming by encapsulating the fields of Iowa and the blue skies across the state. The new-look underscores what our bank is all about: People. 

Shortly after the brand refresh, Peoples Bank launched a campaign focused on protecting Iowa’s environment and giving back to the community in new, unique ways. Power Up @ Peoples included the implementation of solar power at eight of the nine branches and electric vehicle stations at the Clive, Waukee, and Adel branches. 

Also during this time, Peoples Bank launched a financial literacy program for elementary students called The GIANT PIGGY BANKTM. The program's goal is to teach young students how to properly manage and save money and is comprised of two parts: a student-led banking program in select schools and a children's deposit account available to all children. 

Today, Peoples Bank has nine branches — in Clive, Waukee, Adel, Guthrie Center, Jefferson, Ogden, Grand Junction, Rippey, and Scranton — and is still very much in touch with its farming roots.

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Environmental

We invested in solar power across our bank branches - an initiative we call Power Up @ Peoples. Learn about our work and the positive impact our initiative has on Iowa. 

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Meet Our Team 

Our people are our best asset at Peoples Bank. Our experts are ready to help you find answers to your questions. Find contact details for our banking professionals here. 

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Locations

Peoples Bank has nine locations across Central Iowa, covering both metro and rural communities. Find contact details for each of our locations and ATM locations here.

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