Midwest BankCentre opens first Illinois loan office in O’Fallon

Midwest BankCentre, St. Louis’ second-largest locally owned community bank, recently opened its first loan office in Illinois, in O’Fallon, to provide a convenient local presence to clients living and working in the Metro East.

“Our strategic direction is rooted in ensuring all people in our region have access to mainstream banking and credit at competitive prices. This exciting expansion affirms our commitment to serving businesses, nonprofits, families and individuals living and working in the Metro East as we seek to expand our community impact,” said Orvin T. Kimbrough, chairman and CEO of Midwest BankCentre. “Our move is consistent with our high-touch and high-tech approach to delivering banking services. We meet our customers where they want to do business.”

The new office serves both commercial and mortgage loan customers. The bank has helped hundreds of families purchase homes in Illinois this year, and local mortgages continue to be a bank focus. In addition, Midwest BankCentre serves the lending needs of businesses and nonprofits in Southern Illinois, including dozens that received Paycheck Protection Program loans through the bank earlier in 2020.

Working with both Alex Fennoy, executive vice president-community and economic development, and Rebecca Walker, senior vice president of mortgage services, key staff members include Franklin Shelton, vice president-community and economic development; Joseph Lochmann, senior loan officer; and Alisa Vaughn and Thomas M. Hensiek, mortgage originators.

Fennoy grew up in East St. Louis and lives in O’Fallon, Ill.  Walker is a resident of Fairview Heights.  Shelton resides in O’Fallon, Ill.  Lochmann lives in Collinsville, Hensiek is a resident of Troy, Ill.  Vaughn lives in Belleville.

Due to the current pandemic, the office is currently open Monday through Friday by appointment only. It is located at 920 Talon Drive. The phone number is (618) 622-9801.

Midwest BankCentre’s current assets exceed $2 billion and deposits total more than $1.5 billion. The bank, whose roots date to 1906, employs a staff of about 280 working at 18 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois.

PHOTO: Staff members of Midwest BankCentre’s first Illinois location include (from left), Alex Fennoy, executive vice president-community and economic development, and mortgage loan originators Alisa Vaughn and Thomas M. Hensiek. Not pictured: Rebecca Walker, senior vice president of mortgage service; Franklin Shelton, vice president-community and economic development; and Joseph Lochmann, senior loan officer. The office is at 920 Talon Drive near Interstate 64 in O’Fallon, Ill

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