Our associates strive to provide highly personalized service to our clients - it's at the heart of our business practices and what our reputation is built on. The overwhelming awards recognition from our clients and local communities makes us love what we do even more! Thank you Central Coast!


23 Awards for Best Bank and more!

  • 2021 Best Bank
    Santa Barbara Independent
    9x Winner

  • 2021 Best Bank
    Santa Ynez Valley News
    8x Winner

  • 2021 Reader Recommended
    Ventura County Reporter
    4x Winner

  • 2021 Best Mortgage Company
    Santa Barbara Independent
    4x Winner

  • 2021 Best Investment Firm
    Santa Ynez Valley News
    4x Winner

  • 2019 Best Bank*
    Santa Barbara News Press
    6x Winner

  • 2019 Best Financial Services Firm*
    Santa Barbara News Press

  • 2017 Bank of the Year
    Western Bankers Association

* The SBNP Reader’s Choice awards were not held in 2020 and 2021.


11 Awards for Best Place to Work!

  • 2022 Best Place to Work
    Pacific Coast Business Times
    6x Winner

  • 2021 Best Bank to Work For
    American Banker
    5x Winner

  • 2021 Reader Recommended
    Santa Barbara Independent
    Runner Up


Community Reinvestment Act Awards

  • 2016 National Community Commitment Award for Protecting Older Americans
    American Bankers Association

  • 2016 Honorable mention for Financial Education
    American Bankers Association

  • 2012 National Community Commitment Award for Financial Education
    American Bankers Association


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