About Us

Monroe Bank & Trust.

Our story began, like so many of yours, humbly and with a vision of something unique.  Back in 1858, when Benjamin Dansard opened the first branch in the back of a dry goods store, it was because he saw that our community needed a safe, reliable and trustworthy place to do their banking.  While we have seen this community through growth, wars, recessions, booms and busts, the one thing that has remained constant is our focus on doing the right things – for us HOW matters.

At Monroe Bank & Trust, we have a decidedly different view on banking. You see, who you bank with is important. But who you bank on is critical. Many banks are near you. But not every bank is with you. We’ve built a different kind of bank. One based on a culture of help, of hope, and of heart. We believe behind every account there is more than a balance and a statement, there is a story and a journey traveled each day.  Behind every community there are successes and there are struggles.  Your story is what drives us, it’s why we exist.  We’re here to walk alongside you, as much when things are good as when hard times have fallen on you.  This is why we focus on supporting our communities through more than banking services, but also through community programs that we’re uniquely positioned to provide such as ENLIST Volunteerism, Financial Education, Sponsorship and charitable donations, employee fundraising and serving as leaders on non-profit boards and civic organizations in our communities.

We are Monroe Bank & Trust – and we believe in the story of you.


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Since 1858 – The bank has endured, remained locally owned and operated and has grown to $1.3B in assets, 20 branch locations, and 47 ATM’s.

Monroe Bank  & Trust is recognized by Bauer Financial, Inc. at the highest level as a 5-Star, Superior Bank which positions Monroe as one of the strongest financial institutions in the United States.

Community Outreach

Monroe Bank and Trust

With a robust Community Outreach model, Monroe Bank & Trust actively reinvests in our communities and supports over 200 regional charities, schools, non-profits, civic organizations and community events with financial education, financial support and with employee volunteers.

Write Your Next Chapter

We are dedicated to improving the financial and community well-being of our customers and are here to help you write your next chapter with exceptional expertise in personal and business banking, retirement planning, investing and wealth advisory with Offices throughout Monroe and Wayne County.