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West Shore Bank - Traverse City Announcement


west shore bank brings mortgage lending and wealth management service to traverse city

West Shore Bank continues to expand their footprint with the opening of their Mortgage Loan and Wealth Management Office at 627 West Front Street in Traverse City.  

The Michigan-based West Shore Bank serves many communities along the lakeshore, from Muskegon to Traverse City, with its full-service banking locations and specialized financial service offices. The Traverse City location will specialize in residential lending as well as providing wealth management services to residents and businesses in Northern Michigan.   

“Strategically, expanding into the Grand Traverse area presents a strong opportunity for West Shore Bank,” said Raymond A. Biggs, its President and CEO. “We have been providing our customers with expertise and financial solutions that best fit their needs for over 119 years. West Shore Bank is looking forward to delivering that same level of personal care and guidance of mortgage lending and financial advisory services to individuals, families, and businesses in Traverse City and its surrounding areas.”

West Shore Bank provided its first mortgage in 1900. Since then, they have helped countless families buy, build, or remodel their homes, with a focus on local service.  “When it comes to residential lending, working with a local lender makes a difference,” said Jeremy Holmes, West Shore Bank’s Senior Vice President, Retail & Mortgage Loan Administration. “Our mortgage teams make local decisions – the whole process happens right here. Our Traverse City mortgage team has over 70 years of residential lending experience, primarily in the Grand Traverse area; they’re experienced lenders who understand the market and the needs of home buyers.”  

West Shore Bank - Wealth Management provides a variety of investment, trust and insurance services to help clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth. They guide clients through every stage of life, whether they are just starting out, building net worth, or making decisions about substantial assets.

“Our wealth management philosophy is about so much more than investment strategy,” said Brian Moore, West Shore Bank’s Senior Vice President, Wealth Management. “Our client-focused approach is one that takes into account the bigger picture for each individual client – it’s more than just accumulating wealth. Using a comprehensive, holistic approach, we take time to understand each client’s unique financial circumstance and develop a deep understanding of their assets, family values and objectives before designing solutions that help them realize their goals.”

Founded in 1898, West Shore Bank is an independent community bank with seven full-service branch locations along Michigan’s west shore. West Shore Bank - Wealth Management provides investment, trust and insurance services with offices in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Ludington and Traverse City. With the opening of their new office in Traverse City, West Shore Bank extends a presence to its sixth county along Michigan’s west lakeshore area.  

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