Merit Bank, formerly named
First State Bank of Goff, Kansas,
was incorporated on November 29,
1891. While our roots run deep in
Goff, our management and board
of directors also have strong ties
to the Kansas City area as well.
In February 2008, we opened a
Loan Production Office in Overland
Park, Kansas. That office has since
been converted to a full-service
facility providing a wide array of
deposit and loan products.
Further expansion in the KC metro
area took place in mid-2012 when
we added a full-service branch bank
in Olathe, Kansas. Our growth efforts in the Kansas City area are led by a group of veteran bankers with strong ties
to the market. They are supported by a talented staff with specialized skills in commercial lending, especially
those used for residential development and home construction as well as commercial property development. As
long-term residents as well as bankers in the metro area, the staff is very knowledgeable about the needs of
commercial clients in the Kansas City market, especially those needs frequently neglected by the large, regional
banks in the area.
Our company has a strong core group of directors and investors and is currently expanding its capital base through
the addition of qualified investors. Future plans call for adding more full-service banking offices in the Kansas City