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Montecito Bank & Trust has received 16 Best Bank awards in the last 6 years and 4 Best Places to Work awards in the last 2 years! These awards demonstrate the confidence our customers put in our experienced teams every single day to deliver the financial services and solutions they need. This is also a testament to Santa Barbara and Ventura county residents having a deep love and loyalty for supporting local businesses. And as a locally owned community bank, we feel the love!

Best of Awards

Santa Barbara Independent
  • 6x Best Bank
  • Best Mortgage Lender
Santa Ynez Valley News
  • 4x Best Bank
  • Best Investment Institution
Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 3x Best Place to Work
Western Independent Banker
  • 2x Bank of the Year
Santa Barbara News Press
  • 5x Best Bank
VC Reporter
  • 3rd Best Place to Work
American Banker
  • Best Place to Work in California

Community Reinvestment Act Awards

  • 2016 National Community Commitment Award for Protecting Older Americans from American Bankers Association
  • 2012 National Community Commitment Award for Financial Education from American Bankers Association
  • Honorable mention for Financial Education in 2016 from American Bankers Association
Notable Achievements
How We Pick the Best Banks to Work For

This is American Banker's fifth annual ranking of the Best Banks to Work For.

The analysis is performed with the Best Companies Group, which conducts extensive employee surveys and reviews employer reports on benefits and policies.

Independent Best of Bank • Mortgage Company

“Santa Barbarans have a deep love and loyalty for supporting their local business, and, as locally owned community bank, we feel their love!”