New moniker for North Country Bank

MANISTIQUE – The former North Country Bank has a new name: mBank. But customers will experience no disruption of services during the name transition.

“Our employees throughout the region are enjoying a renewed sense of confidence and empowerment in their bank, which May 16th officially launched a brand-new moniker: mBank,” noted Traverse City Senior Vice President Andrew Sabatine.

New mBank signs replaced the old North Country Bank signage at 12 community-banking locations in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan regions.

“The mBank name isn’t just a pretty new identity,” says Jim Bess, president & CEO of mBank. “Better bank leadership and better bank operations support a community bank that is better all around.”

Added Paul Tobias, chairman and CEO of the Corporation: “We have restored our bank’s safety and soundness by strengthening our loan portfolio and internal controls. Our capital position has been significantly strengthened through the support of the bank’s holding company, Mackinac Financial Corporation.”

Current checks, ATM and credit cards, and loan and payment arrangements remain valid and active, said Sabatine, who is also the commercial banking manager at the Traverse City branch. BN

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