The State Bank of Scotia traces its history back to its beginning in the early 1930’s. The Bank was
founded in 1934 in Scotia, a part of Greeley County, Nebraska. Clarence Sixel and his family came to
Scotia in 1948 for him to work at the Bank and through the years he purchased the controlling stock.
The Sixel family retains controlling interest to this day. The total assets of the Bank have grown to over
$50 million. Being located in a smaller, rural agricultural community, the State Bank of Scotia has
focused on providing its customers with the products and support they need to grow and develop their
operations as well as transitioning the operation to the next generation.
The State Bank of Scotia is a community bank, whose employees have a combined work history of over
150 years, with the majority of the staff having been with the Bank for the majority of their respective
careers. The officers of the Bank have over 70 years of combined lending experience and are committed
to assisting the Bank’s customers with decisions in a very prompt manner, which has been very
appreciated by both older and younger generations.
While many smaller community banks have been absorbed by larger financial institutions, the State
Bank of Scotia still remains an independent community bank focused on providing its customers with
the service they deserve. Given the commitment of the ownership and the years of experience, the staff
at the State Bank of Scotia have the knowledge and expertise to assist their customers at a level that is
seldom achieved by larger institutions with specialized departments. We believe this relationship
banking component is as important today as it was when the Bank was founded.