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September 2013

2013 Tomball Dash

The annual Tomball Dash was held on November 9, 2013 in beautiful downtown Tomball, Texas! 

Net proceeds benefited the Woodforest Charitable Foundation ( www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org).

 

July 2013

2013 Woodforest Charity Run

The 4th annual Woodforest Charity Run was held on September 28, 2013 in beautiful downtown Conroe, Texas! 

  • 10K start at 7:45 AM CDT
  • 5K start at 8:00 AM CDT

New this year - the Barkley Shoe Dash! Runners ages 5-7 and 8-12 began the race with one shoe, dashed 50 yards to retrieve and put on their other shoe from a pile of competing runners shoes, then dashed 50 yards back across the finish line.

Net proceeds benefited the Woodforest Charitable Foundation (www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org).

 

February 2013

Woodforest promotes Julie Mayrant to lead huge retail branch division

February 4, 2013 – Houston Business Journal

by Colin Eaton - Reporter

Woodforest National Bank, a $3.7 billion-asset financial institution based in The Woodlands, said Monday Julie Mayrant has been promoted to president of the retail division at the bank.

While banks are shutting down branches across the country, Woodforest has expanded its footprint and had the 17th-largest collection of retail branches among U.S. banks last year, with 757 offices in 17 states, according to Charlottesville, Va.-based SNL Financial LC.

Woodforest’s branches usually populate large grocery stores, primarily Wal-Mart, and about 93 percent of Woodforest’s branches had below $10 million in assets in 2012, according to SNL.

Prior to her new role, Mayrant served as executive vice president of retail at Woodforest, and she has 19 years of experience in the banking industry, Woodforest said in a statement.

Woodforest was the 25th-largest bank in Houston in 2012 with 26 offices and $387 million in deposits, up 2 percent from the previous year, according to SNL.

July 2012

Financial Strength Ratings

  • 4-Star Safe and Sound Rating
    (Bankrate.com, March 2012)
  • 4-Star Excellent Rating
    (BauerFinancial.com, March 2012)
  • A- Excellent Financial Strength
    (Weiss Ratings.com, June 2012)
  • Ranked #2 Among Texas-Based Banks in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 US Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey
    (Houston Business Journal, April 2012)

April 2012

Texas banks score high marks in J.D. Power study

April 20, 2012 – Houston Business Journal

Texas is one of the top regions in J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, and its No. 1 ranked bank, Frost National Bank, has the highest score across the study.

Texas' overall average customer satisfaction index is 765, based on a 1,000-point scale. Out of 11 states and regions, only two had higher averages: the South Central region, with 773, and the North Central region, with 770.

After San Antonio-based Frost National Bank's score of 859, The Woodlands-based Woodforest National Bank, with 817, has the second-highest score in Texas. El Campo-based Prosperity Bank is third, with 802.

Nationwide, the average index is 753, up one point from last year's study. By size, midsize banks have the best overall score, 781, up four points from last year. Big banks' score increased two points from last year to 743. Regional banks' score dropped one point to 759.

The study measures customer satisfaction on six factors: account activities, account information, facility, fees, problem resolution and product offerings.


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