Topping the Forbes List

SHEFFIELD – Bank Independent was recognized last week as part of Forbes’ annual nationwide list of America’s Best-In-State Banks for 2020.  Bank Independent ranks #1 in the state of Alabama.  This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.  

The awards list was announced on June 25 and can be viewed on the Forbes website at

 The top banks comprise  Forbes Best-In-State Banks 2020, based on the results of independent surveys involving approximately 25,000 U.S. consumers who were asked to rate the financial institutions at which they currently have or previously had checking accounts.

Participants made recommendations regarding overall satisfaction.  They also assessed banks and credit unions in the following areas: ‘Trust,’ ‘Terms & Conditions,’ ‘Branch Services,’ ‘Digital Services,’ and ‘Financial Advice.’ Based on the results of the study, Bank Independent is ecstatic to be recognized as one of Forbes’ 2020 list of America’s Best-In-State Banks. 

“I want to thank our customers who made the Forbes Best-in-State Bank 2020 award possible,’ said Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent.  “I also want to congratulate the more than 600 Bank Independent team members who strive every day to provide excellent customer service with the end goal of creating raving fans.  This prestigious award is a reflection of your dedication.”

 Bank Independent has been serving the needs of the community since 1947.