Bank 34 was quite literally founded on a dream. It was originally organized (as Alamogordo Federal Savings and Loan Association) as an institution whose principal purview was to help area residents afford to buy their own homes. There is no more fundamental dream in America than that of home ownership, and we have been powering that dream since 1934.
The Bank 34 name was chosen based on the founding year it was established. Our name addresses our years of experience and our obvious financial stability. The year also shares that we were founded on values of a much more value-oriented time.
Not much in the world has stayed the same since that year, but our essential notion of helping customers achieve their hopes and desires certainly has. This is the essence of who we are, and this is why our founding year is right in our name.
Today, this philosophy has a broader application to our customers. Bank 34, of course, does much more than provide home loans. There's checking, savings, business accounts and any number of other financial offerings. In all of these services, however, a core belief runs consistently throughout: We help our customers because we believe in them. Their win is our win. And nothing makes us more proud than being part of their success.
We've chosen to partner with our customers not because of how they look on paper, but because of how they are as people. And we've chosen to partner with some very, very good people. By extension, that means we get to work with the finest individuals in our community. And what a rare and honorable privilege that is.