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Equity Financial Services Group partners with INVEST
TAMPA, Fla. – July 31, 2013 – INVEST Financial Corporation® (INVEST) today announced it will provide brokerage and investment services for Equity Bank, based in Andover, Kan. Founded in 2002, Equity Bank has nearly $1.2 billion in assets and 29 branches across Kansas and Missouri.
"Equity Bank's mission to create a positive experience with their customers, shareholders, associates and peers really resonates with INVEST," said Steve Dowden, president and chief executive officer of INVEST. "Through our customer service, technology solutions and operations support, we aim to build a lasting relationship with this organization. Together, we can increase back-office productivity and efficiency, providing a first-rate experience for everyone involved."
INVEST currently supports more than 150 banks and credit unions and more than 1,100 representatives nationwide.
The Tampa, Fla.-based firm is a subsidiary of National Planning Holdings® (NPH®), one of the largest independent
broker-dealer networks in the industry. INVEST was the first broker-dealer to conduct a securities trade in a bank lobby and has remained an industry leader in providing brokerage services for financial institutions for 30 years.
"As Equity continues to grow, it's vital that we enlist the support of a broker-dealer that has similar core values, and can offer the tools and technology we need to be successful," said Brad Elliott, chief executive officer for Equity. "We are excited to work with this experienced organization, and we believe that INVEST's technical and marketing resources will be invaluable."