The South Story Bank & Trust Story

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South Story Bank & Trust is owned by the Garst family, which has deep roots in Iowa and a longstanding commitment to excellence in banking. We are a community bank, currently located between Ames and Ankeny, within the Cultivation Corridor, and known for providing high-touch service, dependability and smart solutions.

Today’s fast-paced environment requires customer service above the rest. It also requires the technology to help you conquer your finances and feel empowered when it comes to your money.

A financial partner willing to go the extra mile and willing to bank where and when it’s convenient for you – and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the South Story Bank & Trust team. We'll meet you in our office, at your business or even in your machine shed if that's what it takes to help you find success. 

Through the Years

1954 – First branch office opened to serve Southern Story County

1961 – Huxley, Iowa branch opened

2007 – South Story Bank & Trust joined the Greene County Investment Company, owned by the

             Garst Family

2013 – Mobile Banking was added

2014 – Huxley charter location opened

2015 – Ames, Iowa Loan Production Office opened

“Local, trusting relationships are important in making financial decisions. SSBT is dedicated to the community where we work and live. As a bank, they are adapting with the changing climate of agriculture. A willingness to help the producer in the producers’ best interest with an honest and well-thought-out approach makes them an integral partner in my business.”

-Brian Reinhart, Farmer, Alleman, IA


“As an independent neighborhood grocer, Town & Country Market focuses on personal service. So does South Story Bank & Trust. They took the time to know our company, and are always ready to support whatever we need. They have truly helped my business grow and prosper.”

-Larry Larson, owner Town & Country Market, Slater, IA


“SSBT hires only the best employees. We love them. We see the same people week after week and year after year in the same great location. Plus, they were there when we refinanced our home, bought a car, and purchased CDs.”

-Merle and Jackie Rasmussen, Customers since 1984, Huxley, IA

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