RBank is known in the Georgetown community as an institution that gives back. Its employees volunteer their time at a number of local events, nonprofits and city committees. The bank also supports the community by offering small-business loans as well as its Refresh Checking account program.

Since 2009, RBank has grown to include 10 Texas locations in Round Rock, Austin, Bertram, Schwertner, Jarrell, Edna, Cedar Park and Fort Worth and Georgetown. The bank offers financial services such as checking accounts, savings accounts, certificate of deposits, auto loans, mortgage loans and more.

Banking Center President Travis Perthuis said RBank staff members volunteer their time with the Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA and the Leadership Georgetown program.

“A lot of the people working here take on pretty significant volunteer roles outside of full time jobs,” Perthuis said.

Perthuis said he served on Georgetown’s Planning and Zoning Commission for the past six years. He said last year he spent about 20 hours a week helping the committee.

“This area's so fast-growing and the amount of development applications we were looking at in Georgetown alone was substantial,” Perthuis said.

For some members of RBank’s staff, spending time in the community is part of their job description. For staff members who spend more time in the bank, Perthuis said they created an ambassador program to give employees the opportunity to volunteer more.

“Our people had to apply to be considered and then our management team selected 20 of those individuals,” Perthuis said. “Creating that program was just another way that we could get more of our frontline staff out in the community.”

With RBank’s new Georgetown location, Perthuis said staff are planning to be even more involved with downtown events.

“Now that we have an office down here, we’re trying to be involved in as many things that are going on downtown as we can,” he said.

RBank also gives back to the communities it serves through its Refresh Checking account. This program is for individuals who have been turned-down by banks due to financial issues, like a charge-off on their account. RBank gives these individuals an opportunity to bank with them.

“I think we're constantly looking at what the needs of the local areas that we live and work in are and trying to make sure that we have products that fit those [needs],” Perthuis said.

Through lending money to up-and-coming businesses, RBank helps the Georgetown community thrive.

“In the years that we've been open, there have been several businesses that have gone from two people with an idea to big businesses in the community,” Perthuis said. “That's probably one of our biggest successes is the businesses that we've helped to get to where they are today.”

RBank’s dedication to giving back, both in time and financial resources, demonstrates its commitment to the Georgetown community.

To set up a new checking or savings account or to find out more about RBank, visit its website.

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