Honor Bank isn’t the biggest bank in Traverse City, and we like it that way. It means our bank accounts, mortgages, business loans and more are shaped by you. Not some corporate board. It means that since 1917, we’ve grown with the region, offering products like debit-card cash back and ATM refunds. Traverse City is one of the most economically sound and desirable areas in the state – and we’re a big reason why. Call us today, and find out how we can make a difference for you.
The Code That Defines and Guides Us
The principles of our Honor Code are not open to negotiation. They are not susceptible to time or trend. They are, instead, our compass. Our true north. And as we move forward, they will continue to guide us. As long as we follow this Honor Code, we will continue to be of value to our customers and the communities we serve.
Integrity is a prerequisite to trust, which is foundational to building strong relationships. So we practice integrity in everything we do. We are true to ourselves and we are honest with others. And when we make a promise, we deliver on it.
There is no substitute for hard work. To get anything done, and done right, time and effort are required. So we always do all that is required. Very often, we do more than is required. In short, we all work very hard.
Responsibility means stepping up to the plate, and doing the right thing. But it also means being accountable. It’s understanding that our actions have consequences, and that the decisions we make affect peoples’ lives.
We can accomplish more together than we can individually. For us, teamwork is not just an ideal. It is a deeply ingrained practice. Without it, efficiency is impossible. With it, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.
Reliability is another prerequisite to trust. Our customers trust us because they know they can depend on us. It also mitigates unnecessary stress. Reliability is proactive. It is more stimulus than response. And more practice than quality.
The future is created in the present. We believe that if we invest in our Honor Code now, the future will take care of itself. It’s important to have a vision for the bank and to establish goals for realizing that vision, but without consideration for the human element, all you have are words on paper. People — our employees and our customers — give those words meaning. And people are what the Honor Code is all about.
Founded in 1917 in Honor, Michigan, Honor Bank has grown to support customers with eight locations throughout northern Michigan including Bear Lake, Benzonia, Buckley, Copemish, Honor, Lake Ann and two in Traverse City. Find one closest to you.