About Pan American Bank

Pan American Bank was established in 1964 by Romana Acosta Bañuelos, the first Latina United States Treasurer. Pan American Bank opened its doors with the mission of serving the under-represented and under-served consumers and small businesses of East Los Angeles.

$1 Bill Signed by Romana Acosta Banuelos

One Dollar Bill Signed By Romana Acosta Bañuelos

For a half-century Pan American Bank has met its mission of transforming and empowering the community.  Pan American Bank meets its mission every day by providing banking relationships built on trust, service, respect, communication and guidance. The Bank offers a wide range of financial services for consumers and small businesses.  As a community bank Pan American Bank’s products and services are designed to meet the needs of the local community.

Pan American Bank maintains a fully-bilingual staff (English/Spanish) ready to meet the needs of its customers. The Bank has become nationally recognized as a leading community bank based on its advocacy-based style of banking.

Pan American Bank offers products and services available at larger competitors. The difference between Pan American Bank and larger banks is the “hand-holding” and service offered by its employees. Many of Pan American Bank’s employees come from the same community served by the Bank.  As such, they understand the credit and deposit needs of the local community and are able to provide the expected level of service.

Pan American Bank is extremely active in the local community.  The Bank serves the community through the support of many local nonprofits that provide necessary services to local residents.  The Bank also provides financial literacy education to the local community through elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as through nonprofits and faith-based organizations.  The Bank’s Financial Literacy Ambassador Program is nationally recognized within the banking industry as highly effective and innovative.

Pan American Bank invites you to visit us to learn more about how we may be able to meet your financial service needs.  We have financial service solutions for individuals, small businesses, and corporations. We understand the importance of customer service and providing you with access to the people, products, and services that you require to make you successful.  Our story is so historic that a children’s school book was made out of it!

Romana Acosta Banuelos Elementary School Book

To learn more we encourage you to browse our Web site, visit us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.  We know that you’ll love us once you get a chance to know us!  Pan American Bank is Community Banking At It’s Best!

Pan American Bank logo

Pan American Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pan American Bank is FDIC-insured,  a Minority-Owned Depository Financial Institution, and a Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”).

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