Paul Holewinski

Academy Bank's new flagship retail banking hits KC Crossroads

Academy Bank, a full-service community bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corp., is opening a new flagship retail banking center and home office in KC's Crossroads Arts District.

The new branch, located at 1881 Main Street, comprises 4,214 SF of the first floor of the stand-alone building adjacent to Corrigan Station and plans to offer a full range of personal, business and commercial banking services.

“Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District is anchored by its eclectic, creative spirit. As a dedicated member of this vibrant community, we’ve designed Academy Bank in the Crossroads to be a collaborative, inviting environment that embraces the future of banking,” said Paul Holewinski, president and CEO of Academy Bank.

As part of its new approach to community banking, the Crossroads branch shares an outdoor courtyard space with neighboring businesses including The Roasterie and WeWork Kansas City. Community conference rooms and comfortable workspaces with free WiFi can be reserved at no charge by area businesses and organizations.

In addition to smart ATM and mobile services, Academy Bank in the Crossroads will offer the latest in banking technology with walk-up video banking that offers personal face-to-face service. With the touch of a screen, customers can speak with a video banker to help with most banking services with the convenience and flexibility of extended banking hours, seven days a week (8 am to 10 pm Mon - Fri; 8 am to 5 pm Sat; and 11 am to 4 pm Sun).

By the end of this year, Academy Bank also will introduce Academy Express - an innovative, drive-thru video banking and ATM service — also in the Crossroads Arts District. Academy Express will connect drive-up customers to a live banker outside of traditional banking hours, seven days a week.

This year, Academy Bank plans to open retail banking centers in Lenexa, KS. and the Northland in Kansas City, MO. In August, the bank opened a new retail banking center in Overland Park, KS.

Academy Bank ranked third on the Kansas City Business Journal’s list of the “strongest large banks in 2018” with a loan portfolio growth of 22.2%. The $1.5 billion-asset bank has 20 branches in the Kansas City bi-state region, making it the seventh-largest bank based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.