The Texas National Bank Difference
Known originally as First National Bank of Mercedes in 1920, the bank changed its name in 1985 to become Mercedes National Bank. Business continued under that name until early 2006. In May 2005, MNB Ventures, Inc. purchased Mercedes National Bank. It was this purchase that brought the name change to Texas National Bank.
Due to the high economic growth in McAllen/Edinburg/Mission MSA, Texas National Bank decided to open other Texas National Bank locations in the Upper Valley. The Texas National Bank in Edinburg opened in 2007. The Texas National Bank in McAllen opened in 2014.
Texas National Bank prides itself on knowing the community – not just the needs of the community but the people living within that community as well. Texas National Bank utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, but it’s the people we hire who are able to make each visit a positive experience. Our staff is committed to treating customers right and providing them with the highest quality customer service.
Along with all of your basic banking needs, Texas National Bank also handles:
- Commercial Lending
- Mortgage Loans
- Agricultural Loans
- Consumer Lending
Texas National Bank is recognized as a minority owned financial institution. Being one of only fifteen Hispanic owned institutions throughout the United States.
In 2017, Texas National Bank was certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).View Our CDFI Certification Letter
What it means to be a CDFI:
- Community Development Financial Institutions – or CDFIs – are mission-driven financial institutions that are dedicated to providing financial services to meet the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals within underserved communities.
- CDFIs invest in local communities and the residents who live there by providing critically needed financing often unavailable from mainstream financial institutions.
- CDFIs are certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund – known as the CDFI Fund. In order to become a certified CDFI, the financial institution must: have a primary mission of promoting community development; provide financial products and services; serve one or more defined low- income target markets; maintain accountability to the community it serves; and be a legal non-governmental entity.
- All CDFIs share a common mission of serving low-income communities. CDFIs are commonly loan funds, credit unions, community banks, or venture capital funds.
- Certified CDFIs are part of a national network promoting economic growth in America’s underserved communities by financing businesses, creating jobs, and rebuilding neighborhoods.
- As a CDFI, Texas National Bank puts the community first and values local, economic growth.
From our CDFI welcome letter:
“You should take pride in your continued efforts and commitment to delivering financial solutions in these economically underserved areas. Your institution’s dedicated mission to providing opportunity in the face of ongoing obstacles to economic development in distressed communities is critically important, and every day communities across the country benefit from the products and services provided by CDFIs like you.”