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Centinel Bank is Taos’ Community Bank

We are committed to local banking for this community we call home. Centinel Bank is open, ready to serve you. Since 1969 we’ve work diligently to ensure Centinel Bank remains one of the strongest and most secure banks in the country. Watch our video to learn more about Centinel Bank of Taos. 

Since 1969 – Founded Here. Focused Here. As Taos County’s only locally owned and operated community bank, Centinel Bank is invested in our community and invested in YOU. From helping local businesses, families and individuals succeed to supporting local causes, we are here to make a difference. We are here to help you turn your dreams into reality.

On March 1, 1969, Centinel Bank of Taos opened for business, dedicated to serving all the people, cultures, and languages of the Taos County community. The Centinel Bank story is one of family, hard work and dedication. Half a century after it was founded, it remains a strong, stable and secure financial institution, serving all of Taos County.

What started as one man’s mission for equal access to financial services in his rural New Mexico hometown, now is a leader among the nation’s financial institutions, Centinel Bank of Taos.

Centinel Bank is Taos County’s only locally owned and operated community bank. It was founded here, remains focused here and is committed to helping the people of Taos succeed. 


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Customer Education

At Centinel Bank, we are dedicated to giving you the knowledge and skills needed to own your economic success, plan for your future, and make smart economic choices. We feel that investing in your financial knowledge leads to financial success, and this is key in building a strong community.

Teaching our customers and their children, as well as our Taos County communities about how to maintain a bank account, balance a checkbook and calculate interest, or save for college, establish good credit, buy a home, plan for retirement and recognize the need for an emergency fund are some of the topics covered through our education/financial literacy initiatives at Centinel Bank. To access articles, calculators, and workshop information click here.