The Bank of Hemet Announces Rebranding to HCN Bank
January 17, 2023
The Bank of Hemet is excited to announce its official name change to HCN Bank, effective immediately.
After operating for 48 years as The Bank of Hemet, the Board of Directors voted to change the name to HCN Bank. “This was not an easy decision” says HCN Bank CEO Kevin Farrenkopf. “Our roots, history, and heritage are found in Hemet and San Jacinto, where our founders lived, worked, and had the vision to start a bank that focused on serving the entire San Jacinto Valley. The bank became very involved in the local school district, the hospital and medical community, and many non-profit organizations, oftentimes personally serving as either trustees or directors. This local focus followed with the expansion of our retail banking network throughout the Inland Empire, with branches in Riverside, Anza, and Beaumont, and continued with our expansion into the entire state of California, especially in commercial real estate lending. Over the last 20-plus years, this lending platform has evolved nationwide; today we have loans in over 40 states. Simultaneously, with online banking and our specialty in business banking, we are no longer limiting our market area to a particular city, county, or state; we presently have depositors in 44 states. For this reason, we believed having a city’s name in the bank title restricted our ability to leverage a much larger client base, which is literally nationwide.”
Irrespective of its nationwide reach, HCN Bank maintains its focus on being a community-based bank that is committed to the surrounding communities where our branches are located.
In addition to the name change, HCN Bank is also proud to unveil its refreshed logo, which represents a modern, forward-thinking approach while maintaining a connection to the bank's rich heritage. The new logo features a sleek, contemporary design with vibrant colors.
As HCN Bank embarks on this exciting new chapter, it is grateful for the trust and support of its loyal customers, dedicated employees, and the communities in which the bank serves. The bank remains committed to delivering exceptional financial services and fostering strong relationships as it looks towards a future of continued growth and success.
HCN Bank, formerly known as The Bank of Hemet, is a full-service community bank that has been serving the Hemet community since 1974. With a commitment to personalized service, innovative solutions, and strong community relationships, HCN Bank offers a comprehensive range of financial services to individuals, businesses, and organizations.