News & Announcements

December 20, 2011

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

Community Focus Pays Off


December 2011:  BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, proudly recognizes Hastings City Bank, Hastings, Michiganas a Superior 5-Star rated bank. A 5-Star rating denotes that Hastings City Bank is one of the best in the nation in terms of its overall financial performance. In fact, Hastings City Bank has earned this 5-Star Superior rating for the last 9 consecutive quarters.

“The recent uproar against Big Banks has shed a whole new light on community banks, and for good reason,” observes Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. “While the primary focus of the big banks is dividend payments, smaller banks tend to be locals and therefore more in tune with the communities they serve. This community focus has paid off as Hastings City Bank has earned Bauer’s highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability.

Established in 1886, Hastings City Bank has proudly served its local communities for 125 years. It currently operates through conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can be found on the internet at

Hastings City Bank: We’re committed to providing and maintaining the personal, hometown service that has been our hallmark since 1886.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting


BAUERFINANCIAL, INC. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114

Click image to download official copy of press release.