Author: Michelle Smart

Bryant Bank Trussville Tabbed An Alabama Small Business of the Year

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Bryant Bank’s Trussville office was named a finalist for Alabama’s Small Business of the Year in a joint presentation by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). The Bryant Bank Trussville team was a finalist in the category with 1-10 employees and was recognized… Read more »


How to Help Prevent Debit Card Fraud

Greetings from our North River branch in Tuscaloosa! As part of International Fraud Awareness Week we want to remind you of a few important factors to help prevent fraud on your account! Traveling Traveling is part of everyday life. Whether it’s for work or leisure, remind Bryant Bank that you’re heading out of town. This… Read more »


8 Things Not to Do When Buying a House

You often hear about things you can do to help with the home-buying process. But what are some things you should not do? As an underwriter for Bryant Bank, our job is to review the credit, income, assets, and collateral for each borrower to ensure he or she is an acceptable credit risk for the… Read more »


Can I Buy A Home With My Credit Score?

A client recently visited my office in hopes to purchase their first home through the USDA loan product which allows for 100 percent financing.  At the time, the client didn’t meet the minimum credit score requirement for that product.  This score wasn’t due to derogatory credit or too much credit; it was simply due to… Read more »


The Many Benefits of Working with a Local Bank

There are a lot of banks out there. Big banks, online banks, banks that handle everything digitally. There’s a place for all of that, and we know that everyone has their preferences when it comes to how they bank. But we feel strongly that the best option is working with your local, community bank. It… Read more »


One of the Best Loans You Can Get: USDA

Low (or no) down payment, great interest rates, and flexible options for closing costs**. Most homebuyers would jump at a loan offering all of these benefits, and with a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural housing loan, it’s all possible. A USDA loan is one of the best mortgage loan programs available. The number one… Read more »


Bryant Bank Huntsville Becomes Girls on the Run Founding Sponsor

Girls on the Run receives $5,000 gift from Bryant Bank HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Bryant Bank is committed to supporting students and families in the local community, and Girls on the Run of North Alabama is pleased to receive their funding to bring this award winning after school program to local elementary and middle schools. “We… Read more »


Bryant Bank Huntsville Team Contributes $100,000 to UAH RISE School

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On Wednesday, August 17 the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) RISE School had much to celebrate as they opened their doors to their new location, formerly known as the University Place School on the UAH campus. Bryant Bank also presented the final $25,000 installment from a $100,000 commitment to the school.… Read more »


Bryant Bank Board Member to be Inducted into 2016 Civic Hall of Fame

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – On September 27, 2016 the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama announced six Civic Hall of Fame Inductees. It is with great honor that Bryant Bank recognizes Board Member, Karen P. Brooks, among those elite individuals selected. For Karen Brooks, continuing a legacy of giving back to the community her family loves… Read more »


Bryant Bank Congratulates 2016 Pillars of West Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Bryant Bank would like to congratulate this year’s Pillars of West Alabama. The Community Foundation of West Alabama named Coach Paul W. Bryant and Bryant Bank board member Karen Brooks (along with six others) as 2016 Pillars at the foundation’s annual meeting on June 23, 2016, at Indian Hills Country Club. Anna Laurie… Read more »