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The Best of 2018!

Lighthouse Bank was voted "Best Bank" by Santa Cruz Sentinel readers in the annual Readers Choice awards! We are beyond thrilled to have been chosen by our community and we thank everyone for their vote of confidence in us!

New Location in Silicon Valley

We are now open for full-service banking in Silicon Valley! Read the announcement.  

Lighthouse Bank one of the Top Ten Healthiest Banks in the Nation for Three Consecutive Years

Lighthouse Bank has been ranked one of the Top Ten Healthiest Banks for three consecutive years! There are approximately 6,000 Federally-Insured banking institutions in the nation.

Ken Tumin, founding editor of DepositAccounts.com commented, "Lighthouse Bank again this year achieved top scores in all categories assessed, and it has established itself as a consistent elite performer in our bank health rankings. To be ranked in the top out of 6,000 banks in consecutive years is quite a testament to the foundation of strength and stability that Lighthouse's management and employees have been able to build." 

5-Star Local Banking!

For more than twenty consecutive quarters, we have been rated as 5-Star "Superior" by Bauer Financial, Inc. The ranking is recognition signifies Lighthouse Bank as one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation.

Lighthouse Bank Announces Return of Jon P. Sisk, Appointment as President of the Bank 

Santa Cruz, California: February 5, 2016 – Lighthouse Bank (OTC: LGHT) announced today the return of veteran local banker and founding member, Jon P. Sisk. Mr. Sisk will join the Bank as President, effective February 8, 2016. 

Mr. Sisk assumes his new role with the Bank upon the retirement of current President and CEO, Richard Hofstetter. Lane S. Lawson, the Bank’s Chief Credit Officer, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. The Bank announced the planned retirement of President and CEO, Richard Hofstetter in mid-2015. 

Read the press release.

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Lighthouse Bank has been the perfect partner for our business. They helped us secure our loan and credit line to help pivot our business and set us up for success for years to come.

Spencer Joseph & Brandon Stewart
Caliber Truck Co

Lighthouse has been a partner of the Digital NEST since its inception. It has been a pleasure working with them and they have met all of our needs including easy access to Online Banking & Remote Deposit Capture.

Jacob Martinez
Digital NEST

Starting a business is tough, but Lighthouse Bank’s SBA Lending Program ensured we had the capital we needed to succeed.

Chris Baca, Charles Jack, and Jared Truby
Cat & Cloud Coffee

It's fun to go to Lighthouse Bank! We're appreciated as individuals and as members of our shared community. We were happy to partner with them via a loan to solar power our business.

Rob & Kathleen Genco
Discretion Brewing

Banking with Lighthouse allows us to spend more time running our business and less time making trips to the bank!

Mary Ann & Mark Escobar
Escobar Diamonds

Lighthouse Bank’s focus on exceptional service is impressive! They understand my needs and continually deliver ultra-responsive service.

Karen K. McCay
Pahl & McCay

Lighthouse Bank isn’t just a bank. They really care about every customer who walks in the door, from greeting you by name, to finding the right solution to your banking needs, and supporting small businesses.

Carrie Clark & Sebastian Manjon
ViDA Juice

We love them so much we decided to open personal accounts as well!

Leilani Zehnder and Ariel Stirm
Botanic & Luxe

We couldn’t have asked for a better partner to start a new business! Lighthouse Bank’s SBA lending program has helped us turn our dream into a reality.

Jason and Josh Morgan
PRIMAL Santa Cruz

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