Carrollton Bank in the News

"When Carrollton Bank opened its new branch in Clayton this fall, the bank sent out a mailing to 20,000 households. Tucked inside the note from its chief executive was an unusual promise: a free apple pie from a local bakery."

'Small' is Selling for Banks

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 18, 2011

"Carrollton signed a 20-year lease for 7,500 square feet on two floors at 7911 Forsyth, across from the St. Louis County Government Center."

Carrollton Bank stakes $1 million on Clayton

St. Louis Business Journal, September 23, 2011

"Some banks are growing while others shrink. Banks such as UMB, Carrollton, Citizens, Eagle and Lindell are showing fast loan growth."

St. Louis banks are stuck in a rut

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 14, 2010

"Carrollton Bank's Jerseyville office celebrates 1st anniversary in new building, plus a business association award."

Jerseyville lender recognized as Business of the Month

Alton Telegraph, October 18, 2010

"Tom Hough, the fifth generation to lead Carrollton Bank, finds his bank in good shape in the downturn..."

Carrollton Bank chief sizes up Illinois banking

St. Louis Business Journal, November 20-26, 2009

"In good times, business customers look for the best rates, now they're looking at the health of the bank..."

Taking pulse of local banks

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 16, 2009

"Carrollton Bank CEO Tom Hough has been elected to serve as chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association..."

Area banker named chairman of Illinois Bankers Association

Alton Telegraph, July 2, 2009

“At the larger bank end, consolidation has happened…Carrollton Bank has increased its deposit rates about .25% across the board.”

Meltdown likely to lead to fewer banks, higher rates

St. Louis Business Journal, November 14, 2008

“Carrollton Bank listed among Springfield banks with low risk ratios.”

Community banking institutions have low risk ratios

State Journal Register, July 20, 2008

“In these tough economic times, Carrollton Bank, founded in 1877, has had record earnings.”

Boring is good. Community banker says it’s time for a new credo.

O’Fallon Suburban Journal, October 12, 2008

“Our bank has stuck to underwriting conventional mortgage loans…”

Area banks fare better than national average

Alton Telegraph, March 23, 2008

"Not every bank has problems. Carrollton Bank, for example, has virtually no collection problems…"

Businesses find borrowing tougher as banks retrench

St. Louis Business Journal, October 3, 2008

"When the owners of Carrollton Bank say they’re in it for the long haul, they aren’t kidding…"

Carrollton retains lenders with employee ownership

St. Louis Business Journal, May 30, 2008

"Carrollton Bank CEO Tom Hough was recently elected vice chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association…"

Family Banker: Executive emphasizes relationships with customers

Alton Telegraph, July 26, 2007