United Community Bancorp, Inc. (UCB) has a long tradition of local history and deep roots in the communities we serve. It all started in 1907, when Farmer’s State Bank was established in Greenfield, IL as a small, $5 million dollar bank. In 1973, a local group invested in Farmer's State Bank with the goal of delivering the ultimate in customer service while continuing to welcome other banks in central, southern and western Illinois into the United Community Bank family.
Today, United Community Bancorp, Inc. has grown to an approximately $1.3 billion dollar institution operating in eight counties. United Community Bank is now recognized as “The Leader of Community Banking”. Headquartered in Chatham, IL, UCB is 100% employee owned; therefore, we do not answer to any out of state management or shareholder group. We answer only to our customers. UCB’s commitment remains true community banking where decisions are made locally and customer service is the top priority. We know that our customers expect the very best and our goal is to exceed those expectations each and every day.
Below is a timeline showing the growth of the United Community Bank family:
|1973 Farmer's State Bank, Greenfield (Charter began in 1907)|
|1978 First National Bank, Bunker Hill|
|1982 Bank of Pawnee|
|1985 Chatham Community Bank, Chatham & Loami|
|1989 People's State Bank of Gillespie|
|1996 State Bank of Auburn|
|1999 Springfield- Iles Avenue|
|2004 Springfield- Stevenson Drive|
|2005 Springfield- Bruns Lane|
|2009 Citizen's National Bank, Carlinville & Bunker Hill|
|2010 Marine Bank and Trust Carthage, Hamilton & Augusta|
|2010 Brown County State Bank, Mt. Sterling & Golden|
|2011 First Bank Pittsfield, Winchester & Roodhouse|