Community National Bank loans review
Get the basics from experts in the Chattanooga market.
Bottom line: This local lender with six branches in the Chattanooga area offers the basics to consumers and small businesses.
Business loans, personal loans, auto loans
Types of loans available
|Types of loans available||Business loans, personal loans, auto loans|
|Number of branches||6|
|Branch hours||8:30 to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. Monday through. Friday, 8:30 to 5 or 6 p.m. on Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at select branches on Saturdays|
|Customer service hours||Same as branch hours|
|Customer service options||Phone, email|
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Community National Bank might be small, but that can be a good thing. Its loan officers know the Chattanooga region better than an officer at a larger bank might.
But it only offers the basics — you’ll have to go elsewhere if you want merchant services, for example. And since it doesn’t have many online reviews, you might want to ask around other local business owners to see if anyone has had any experiences with this lender.
What is Community National Bank?
There are several community banks across the US called Community National Bank. This review is about the Community National Bank serving the Chattanooga region. It has six branches along the Tennessee River in Tennessee and Georgia. It offers the basics you'd find at most local banks without frills.
What types of loans does Community National Bank offer?
Community National Bank offers a variety of business and personal loans.
- Construction loans. Financing for short-term construction needs and long-term projects.
- Real estate loans. Funding to buy real estate from experts in the local market to guide you through the process.
- Equipment loans. Financing for new and used equipment from a loan officer that can connect you with appraisers and evaluators.
- Business lines of credit. Regular access to cash as you need it to help your business.
- Business term loans. Short-term loans to cover gaps in your business's cash flow on a one-off basis.
- Personal loans. Funding for one-time personal expenses like home improvements or a vacation.
- Auto loans. Preapproved financing that you can take to a dealership to shop for a new or used vehicle before you sign on to a car or a loan.
How does borrowing with Community National Bank work?
Business owners have to set up an appointment to go over their finances and options with a commercial loan officer. This process can take some time but helps ensure you get the right type of financing for what your business actually needs. You can also take advantage of the loan officer's experience with your industry to help you make smarter purchases when it comes to real estate or equipment.
Personal and auto loan applications are available online. You can find out if you prequalify by filling out a quick form.
How do I get started?
You can get started by calling your local branch. You can find a list of the Community National Bank branches by clicking or tapping Locations on any page on its website. Before calling to set up an appointment, make sure the branch is open during hours that match your schedule.
- Loan officer expertise offers guidance
- Local bank that really knows the area
- Mobile app
- Online application for personal and auto loans
- Website can be difficult to navigate
- Only two branches open Saturday
- No general customer service line
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Community National Bank reviews and complaints
|BBB customer reviews||1 out of 5 stars, based on 1 customer reviews|
|BBB customer complaints||1 customer complaints|
|Yelp||3 out of 5 stars, based on 2 customer reviews|
|Indeed||4 out of 5 stars, based on 67 customer reviews|
|Customer reviews verified as of||08 November 2020|
Community National Bank has almost no online reviews and complaints — common for a bank of this size. This isn't necessarily a good or bad sign. But since most customers write reviews when they're extremely happy or unhappy with their experience, a lack of reviews may mean that most customers don't have strong feelings either way.
What do employees say?
Employees give the bank mostly positive reviews on websites like Indeed. But it also appears that these might be a mix of reviews from employees at different, unaffiliated banks with the same name. Positive employee reviews usually indicate a lower rate of employee turnaround — and a better likelihood of working with a seasoned lending expert.
What other products does it offer?
Community National Bank offers a few basic financial products, including:
- Personal and business checking accounts
- Personal and business CDs
- Personal and business savings accounts
- Individual retirement accounts
Community National Bank history
Community National Bank was founded in 1963 as Rossville Bank in Rossville, Georgia. Rossville Bank eventually merged with First National Bank of Rhea County in 1977, and eventually changed its name to Community National Bank in 2002. Its headquarters are now located in Dayton, Tennessee.
Community National Bank could be a good choice for business owners looking for advice from experienced loan officers. Check out our guide to the best business loans to see how it compares.