|Founded in 1905 as an independent community bank, The Mechanics Bank has become one of the largest banks headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, with over $2 billion in assets, we continue to maintain our independence and serve the community with our unique brand of relationship banking. We employ much of the latest technology to provide our customers with the conveniences that they would expect from a much larger bank: MechDirect® Internet Banking, MasterMoney™ and Gold MasterMoney™ Cards to name a few; however, unlike the megabanks, we can provide these conveniences without sacrificing personal service.
Our History :
For nearly a century, three generations of Downers have carried on the tradition of fine family, independent community banking service: