Nevada State Bank History

Nevada State Bank first opened its doors for business on December 9, 1959.The bank was organized by a group of 12 business owners, with Charles Lee Horsey Jr. serving as President. The organizing group sold 24,000 shares of stock to local people at $31.25 per share. This gave them $600,000 to put into capital and $150,000 for surplus and reserves. The bank received its official state charter on January 5, 1960.

Nevada State Bank is a full-service bank offering a complete range of consumer, small business, real estate and corporate banking services. It operates more than 100 ATMS and 49 branches serving 20 communities across Nevada. Nevada State Bank employs more than 800 people.

Historical Highlights

December 9, 1959

Nevada State Bank opens its doors for business, earning it the distinction of being the oldest state-chartered community bank in Nevada.


Reddi Reserve account introduced, giving customers the ability to use a line of credit to cover overdrafts in their checking accounts.


Eight Docutel Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are purchased and installed. The "Nevada State Bank Money Machine" card is introduced to customers.


Nevada State Bank celebrates its Silver Anniversary with a total of five branches and 269 employees.


Nevada State Bank is purchased by Zions Bancorporation and operates as an autonomous subsidiary.


Nevada State Bank introduces telephone, online and PC Banking, offering clients the ability to bank 24/7.


Nevada State Bank merges with Pioneer Citizens Bank of Nevada.


Nevada State Bank introduces free Internet Bill Pay for consumer banking clients,  one of the first banks in the country to offer this service free of charge.


Nevada State Bank introduces Reddi-Check,  a service that creates images of cleared checks, now called check images, instead of mailing cancelled checks with monthly statements. Clients gain the ability to view images of cleared checks and deposit slips online.


Nevada State Bank is the first bank in the state to offer Remote Deposits™. This enhances cash flow control enabling companies to conveniently scan checks electronically, from anywhere at any time, instead of going to the bank.

September 2007

Dallas Haun is named Nevada State Bank's seventh president.

September 2008

Nevada State Bank is selected by the FDIC to assume the insured deposits of Silver State Bank.

April 2009

Nevada State Bank acquires the banking operations of Great Basin Bank of Nevada in a transaction facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

August 2009

Nevada State Bank is chosen to assist the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) by acting as Payout Agent in the resolution of Community Bank of Nevada, which was closed by the Nevada Financial Institutions Division.

December 9, 2009

Nevada State Bank celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

2010 website launches, and Nevada State Bank joins social media with a Facebook page and Twitter account.


Nevada State Bank launches Mobile Banking and Bill Pay.


Nevada State Bank rolls out "Smart ATMs" that allow clients to deposit cash and checks without deposit slips or envelopes.


Business Mobile Banking and Business Bill Pay launch.


Mobile Check Deposit launches: clients can submit checks for deposit using a mobile device.

December 9, 2014

Nevada State Bank celebrates its 55th anniversary.


Digital payments launch, enabling clients to make purchases with their smart phones.

December 31, 2015

Nevada State Bank becomes a division of ZB, N.A., whose parent company is Zions Bancorporation.


New branch openings: Mountain's Edge (March 1); Eureka relocation (Sept. 12); Wingfield Springs (Oct. 24)

January 2017

Terry Shirey is named President and CEO of Nevada State Bank; Dallas Haun remains as Chairman.

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