Why Independent?

For 150 years, we’ve worked hard to earn the business, and the trust, of those across Michigan. Our customers have been our focus since the day we opened our doors, and doing whatever it takes to meet their needs has always been our top priority.

IB Brand Video

Often, this means going beyond what people expect of a bank. But to us, community banking means serving our customers, and communities, as more than just their bankers. We’re their friends and neighbors, locally invested the same way they are. 

But what does that mean for you? It means every time you step in one of our banks – whether in Bad Axe, Detroit, or Grand Rapids – you’ll get the services of a big bank, the service of a small bank, and the kind of support that comes from banking with a trusted partner.

Success Story

Baruch Senior Ministries. Customer Since 1998.

“An effective banking partner is critical to our success.”