Our Story

Since our founding in 1927, NASB has never lost sight of what drives our success, and that is taking care of our customers by delivering superior customer service with the right financial solution.

Big ambitions, small-town feel.

At North American Savings Bank, our primary concern is taking care of our customers. We do it by understanding your needs and goals and delivering solutions that are in your best interest. We do it by providing nationally competitive products delivered through service that sees you as a person, not a number on an account. We do it by sharing our NASB culture of treating everyone like family. And our clients will say this over and over again – they love NASB.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, NASB is a full-service bank that offers a variety of banking products including checking, savings, and certificate of deposit accounts. NASB is also one of the leading national mortgage lenders in the country, offering affordable mortgages and refinancing options, including conventional, VA, FHA, jumbo, and IRA residential real-estate loans.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to create rewarding relationships by delivering the guidance and genuine service that are as unique as your dreams and aspirations.

Our Vision

The first place you turn to when trust, service, and the right financial solution are what matter most.

Our Promise

We do what’s right for you, but also what’s needed to ensure that we are here for you. We are the bank you have grown to love and trust and promise to keep that commitment going strong.

 

Our History

President Harry S. Truman with James Pendergast, Photo courtesy the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

NASB as the City Building and Loan Association in St. Louis, Missouri, in the early 1920s. Peter Kelly, James Pendergast, and John Pew were the founders of our association, and were no ordinary men; President Harry S. Truman was one of James Pendergast's commanding officers in WWI.

In 1927, the City Building and Loan Association moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and the company changed its name to North American Savings Association (“NASA”), also known as the Bank with the “Sign of the Silver Dollar.”

NASB's first office at 1009 GrandDuring the 1930s and 1940s, while America was struggling through the Great Depression, the Drought, and World War II, North American Savings Association continued to serve the community. Our success, even in those tough times, allowed us to grow and merge with five other banks.

In 1972, North American Savings Association built a four-story headquarters building in Grandview, Missouri. The building was constructed to accommodate the growing institution.

In July 1990, our name officially changed to North American Savings Bank.

NASB Head QuartersIn January 1992, NASB became a federally chartered stock savings bank. By the end of the year, NASB had grown to over $500 million in assets. After steady growth in the 1990s, NASB established itself as one of the area’s leading financial services companies.

In 2019, NASB consolidated its two Grandview corporate offices to its larger Kansas City operations center on 104th street in Kansas City, Missouri. Today, our current assets total more than $2 billion.