Colorado-based Collegiate Peaks Bank is pleased to announce that its holding company, Glacier Bank, has been ranked third on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Banks for 2021.

Forbes’ 12th annual look at America’s Best Banks ranks the 100 largest publicly-traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability (information regarding the rankings and methodology is available at

“2020 was certainly a challenging year for our co-workers, our customers and our communities and being part of a strong bank like Glacier enabled our local teams to do what they do best, serving and supporting our customers,” said Liam Girard, President of Collegiate Peaks Bank.

Collegiate Peaks Bank was founded in the mid 1980’s by a group of local Community Members in Buena Vista, Colorado. The Bank was acquired by Glacier Bancorp, Inc. on February 1, 2018. The bank is now a division of Glacier Bank, a regional bank holding company providing commercial banking services in 114 communities through 181 banking offices.

Collegiate Peaks Bank continues to cultivate strong relationships within the communities we live and work by emphasizing personalized service combined with the full resources of a larger banking organization.

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Kalispell, Montana with operating divisions including the Montana banks Glacier Bank of Kalispell, First Security Bank of Missoula, Valley Bank of Helena, First Security Bank of Bozeman, Western Security Bank of Billings, First Bank of Montana, Lewistown; Mountain West Bank in Idaho, Utah and Washington; First Bank in Wyoming and Utah; Citizens Community Bank in Idaho; Bank of the San Juans in Colorado,

Collegiate Peaks Bank in Colorado, First State Bank in Wyoming, North Cascades Bank in Washington and The Foothills Bank in Arizona. Glacier has a unique division model in which provides local autonomy for all of its “Company of Banks”, since 2000 Glacier has acquired 23 Banks and currently holds 16 divisions.

Collegiate Peaks Bank has branch locations in Denver, RiNo (River North), the Denver Tech Center, Aurora, Salida and Buena Vista. Collegiate Peaks Bank is providing their banking customers with numerous upgrades, including new systems and banking products, including an updated mobile banking application and an expanded branch banking footprint, as well as a larger lending capacity.

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