Who really enjoys banking? Well...you're about to.
At OakStar, we firmly believe that banking doesn't have to be boring. That's why thirty-eight southwest Missouri investors came together in 2005 to create a local banking experience that would get customers excited about walking through our doors.
Every day, OakStar creates an engaging, inviting environment that feels less like banking and more like catching up with old friends. We encourage all our guests to stop by, enjoy a cup of coffee (the good stuff, we promise), and take the opportunity to unwind.
What else makes OakStar so awesome? As a locally owned community bank, we don't answer to anonymous out-of-state shareholders. We make all our decisions right here where we live. So when we say we're here for you, we really mean it. We're right here. We're here to help you manage all aspects of your finances, here to help you build and meet your financial goals, and here to help you save while you're doing it. We're members of your community and we believe that the community is at its best when all its citizens thrive.
Interested in learning more or joining our team? Find out how we SERVE our communities. Stop by any of our branches and dare to have fun while banking. We look forward to seeing you.
Create a Difference, Leave a Legacy is embodied in a single word: SERVE.
Notice we didn’t say service. “Service” is expected. It’s the status quo—and we’re never okay with status quo.
SERVE is different.
When we look at the word SERVE, we see an acronym for Stewardship, Empathy, Responsiveness, Vision, and Empowerment.
- Stewardship: Be accountable for the well-being of Team Members, Customers, and Shareholders – in service, rather than control.
- Empathy: Understand and be sensitive to the feelings and emotions of others.
- Responsiveness: React quickly and positively. We get stuff done (GSD).
- Vision: Have the courage and ability to do the impossible while having fun along the way.
- Empowerment: Empower those around you. Share what you know and attempt to make those around you better than yourself.
In other words, our commitment to SERVE means we are fully invested in the happiness and success of the people we encounter each and every day.
Our Mission: Our Mission is to develop meaningful relationships by creating extraordinary experiences for those we SERVE.
Our Vision: Our passion is to Create a Difference and Leave a Legacy by choosing to be the best version of ourselves as we SERVE each day.
Every day, the team at OakStar creates an engaging and inviting environment. We learn your name, and we use it. We learn about your background because we care about you and we’re excited for your future.
Whether you’re buying the home of your dreams or making your small business goals come to life, we want to walk with you. No matter what your life plans are, we’ll be with you every step of the way!
What our customers have to say:
OakStar is a true community bank.
Each of our locations are run by team members who are residents, neighbors, and volunteers invested in the communities in which they serve. Whether it’s sponsoring a local event, volunteering at the local food pantry, or even coaching the youth baseball team, our team is there. We’re more than bankers—we’re members of your community.
OakStar serves nearly 20 different communities throughout Missouri and Kansas. Find a location near you.
2005 - “Oh, The Places We'll Go!"
2011- “Kansas City, Here We Come!”
2016 - “A Brand-New Branch in Bolivar and an Acquisition to Expand Our Footprint"
2017 - “Moving to Joplin and Clinton and Expanding in Buffalo”
We grew some more! This time, we added three locations in Missouri. First we headed west and opened a Loan Production Office in Joplin, where we began building relationships in the Joplin community. We continued to expand by opening a full-service location in Clinton and a second location—in a historic bank building—in downtown Buffalo.