Established in 1902, The Bank of Advance is one of the oldest banks in Stoddard County. It is the only existing banking institution chartered in the county to have survived the Great Depression period, when numerous banks across the nation failed. The locally owned and operated bank offers a wide array of financial services. It serves individuals, businesses, farmers, municipalities, school districts, churches and other not-for-profit organizations. Bank of Advance offers products and services such as checking, deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, wire transfers, online banking and telephone banking. Its lending options include consumer, commercial and agriculture loans. Bank of Advance is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and is an Equal Housing Lender.