Mission & History
O’Bannon Banking Company was incorporated on November 20, 1905 as a Missouri State Bank with a mission of providing banking services with a personal approach to all of our customers, both business and individual. Today, our mission remains unchanged as we continue to provide "A Tradition of Personal Service” and a wide range of financial products that are designed for today’s busy lifestyle.
It was March 18, 1901 when three men recognized the need for a new bank in Buffalo Missouri and formed the O’Bannon Banking Company with a capital stock of $5,000. On November 20, 1905 the bank was incorporated and became the O’Bannon Banking Company, Inc. On the day of incorporation the Board of Directors elected James P. O’Bannon as the first President of the bank. On the evening of February 20, 1962 the building that housed the Bank and Post Office in Buffalo Missouri was destroyed by a fire. Employees of the bank worked throughout the night to make sure the bank opened for business on time in a building just a block away. On February 22, 1963 the bank opened for business in a new building that was constructed on the site where the previous Bank and Post office were located, our downtown branch still today.
O’Bannon Bank has expanded several times since its beginning in 1905. In 1977, the Bank opened a drive-in facility at the Junction of Highways 32 and 65 in Buffalo. In 1983, the Bank opened a second drive-in facility in the GEM Center near Fair Grove, Missouri. In 1999, as Buffalo and the surrounding community continued to expand, the Bank opened a full-service facility on South Highway 65 in Buffalo. The success of the full-service facility on South Highway 65 led to the closing of the drive-in facility at the corner of Highways 32 and 65 in Buffalo. In May 2013 the bank expanded on the existing bank located on Hwy 65 in Buffalo and this became the new “Main Bank” facility.
Recognizing the need to expand beyond Dallas County and the city of Buffalo, the Bank opened its third full-service facility in Strafford, Missouri in December of 2002. In October of 2003, the Bank then opened its fourth full-service facility in Fair Grove, Missouri at which time the GEM Center facility was closed. In 2010 the bank opened its fifth full-service facility in Pleasant Hope, Missouri. Our newest facility located in Springfield Missouri opened in October 2016.
We also invite you to visit our on-line branch anytime. We provide online banking products such as online bill pay, E-statements, and mobile banking with mobile deposit.
We are proud of our banking heritage and our proven ability to provide our customers with personal service and new advances in banking technology. We appreciate your visit to our web site and invite you to come bank with us.