Banking & Finance
Formerly First National Bank & Trust Co., Sovereign Bank is the largest tribally-owned national bank in the United States. Committed to investing in its customers and the community, it has branches in Shawnee, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Holdenville, Granite, Mangum, Canute and Lawton. With a capital structure of $2.5 million, the bank opened its doors on Oct. 29, 1984, and Citizen Potawatomi Nation purchased it in February 1989. Since its founding, Sovereign Bank has grown steadily through sound financial management practices and by investing time, energy, and resources in the communities we serve.
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation
The Community Development Corporation is a tribally chartered nonprofit corporation that provides capital and technical assistance for projects that create a healthy tribal economy through a commercial loan program tailor packaged to help Native American businesses become more competitive and profitable. The program can assist Tribal members who are lacking financial resources and readiness with business development and planning, managing finances and marketing, and contracting. The CDC also works with the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma to help individual Native Americans and Tribal employees develop financial literacy skills when budgeting and managing credit obligations.