Alliant to become Legacy branch at close of business Friday
08/31/2012 5:00 AM
09/01/2012 7:39 AM
At the close of business on Friday, Sedgwick became the fourth community that Colwich-based Legacy Bank serves.
That’s when Legacy’s ownership of Alliant Bank became official, said Frank Suellentrop, Legacy’s chief executive.
On Tuesday, signs at Alliant’s branch at 514 Commercial will be changed to Legacy. Sedgwick is north of Wichita and straddles the border of Sedgwick and Harvey counties.
Two of Alliant’s six employees will transfer to Legacy’s office at 3711 Ridge Road.
Suellentrop said the bank is looking to hire another teller there. And in mid-September, a new loan officer will join the Sedgwick branch and will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s commercial and agricultural lending from there.
There also will be new amenities for Alliant customers, Suellentrop said. Because of Legacy’s acquisition, Alliant customers will have access to mobile and Internet banking, cash management and Saturday banking hours.
“I think it’s a good opportunity for us,” Suellentrop said. “We’re excited to be there, and from everyone we’ve talked to and heard from in Sedgwick, they are excited about the change and additional banking services.”
Legacy entered into the deal with Alliant in June. It marks the first acquisition in Legacy’s 126-year history.
Not including the Alliant acquisition, Legacy has $260 million in assets, five branches and two free-standing ATMs in Andale, Colwich and Wichita.
Suellentrop said Alliant had about $14 million in assets. It was founded in 1894 as Sedgwick State Bank.
Wichita Top Jobs
Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDI
Bluestem Communities Management, Inc.
WICHITA COLLEGIATE SCHOOL
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.