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November 1, 2013 Updated Terms and Conditions.

Your understanding of the terms and conditions which govern your account with our Bank is important to us.  Within the document we have adopted more detailed definitions for items such as Authorized Signer, Deposits, Withdrawals, Restrictive Legends, and Facsimile Signatures.  We have also added a Security section that explains what actions you as a customer can take to reduce the risk of theft or fraud.  Please review and print the updated Account Terms and Conditions by clicking this link.  If you have any questions feel free to call, email or come by the main office.

May 19, 2013 Centinel Bank recieves Top Workplaces in New Mexico Award

Centinel Bank of Taos is pleased to announce that it was named a Top Workplace on May 19, 2013. The Albuquerque Journal recognized 40 Companies and Organizations in New Mexico as Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback given in an employee survey, conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, that is then compared across peer companies.

Centinel Bank was named 7th in the state amongst the top small businesses to work for. The Top Workplaces award recognizes organizational health and identifies organizations that have created exceptional places to work. Every individual in our Bank contributes to making it a special place to be and has the opportunity to make a difference in our company and in our community as well. We are proud of the programs we have in place to support our staff and their families and promote personal and professional growth. Thank you to our Centinel Bank family—to each and every person who is a part of our team—for making it an incredible place to be and a Top Workplace in New Mexico!

CLICK HERE to read the Albuquerque Journal's Top Workplaces article.

View Centinel Bank's Top Workplace profile at: Centinel Bank Top Work Place or to learn more about the Top Workplace program, visit:

Centinel Bank News


December 18, 2012

Centinel Bank announces the re-opening of our newly renovated Northside Motorbank on Wednesday, December 18th. Construction started on the Drive-Thru Only branch located at 508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur in mid-September, with a complete re-model of the building, construction of wider, taller drive-thru lanes, enhanced audio and video communication devices, and the latest, high-tech drive-up ATM that will accept cash and check deposits for our customers, will show images of checks on receipts, and will cash checks (if account has available balance.) Centinel Bank is proud to continue to invest in our facilities and our community. Thank you! for your patience, and thank you for your business!

July 3, 2012

Centinel Bank of Taos announces the opening of their newest branch: their new website and online banking center.  The new Centinel Bank of Taos website will serve as an online branch, allowing Centinel customers to access many services and products offered by Centinel without having to come into one of its branches.  “The purpose of this new site is to better support our customers who prefer to do their banking online and through their mobile devices,” commented Rebeca Romero Rainey, CEO of Centinel Bank of Taos.  She continued, “Of course, for those of our customers who enjoy coming into one of our branches in person, we will continue to be here to meet their needs.”  The new website will provide improved customer support for online banking services, mobile device viewing, as well as downloadable tools and applications which can be emailed or hand-delivered to a branch.  Ms. Romero Rainey added, “We are proud to offer this new website to our customers, which will highlight images of what makes us distinctly ‘Taos’ along with community projects Centinel is involved in.”

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announces 2012-2013 executive committee
(March 14, 2012)

Rebeca Romero-Rainey, CEO of Centinel Bank of Taos Recognized as a Remarkable Woman of Taos
(March 2012)

Romero Rainey appointed to KC Fed advisory commission 
New Mexico Business Weekly (February 16, 2012)

Group aims to revitalize downtown Questa
Taos News (January 9, 2012)

Centinel Bank News Archives


Angel Reyes appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority 
(June 2011)

Moving money: deposits rise at local banks
Taos News (December 12, 2011)

Hispanic Business 500 lists 26 New Mexico firms 
New Mexico Business Weekly (June 27, 2011)


The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today honored seven community banks with the 2010 ICBA National
Community Bank Service Awards
ICBA (March 20, 2010)

Rebeca Romero Rainey appointed At Large Director of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), a national advocacy group representing independent community banks


Citizen of the Year: Rebeca Romero Rainey 
Taos News (October 16, 2009)