117 N. Main
PO Box 459
Creede, CO 81130
Toll Free: 877-550-9583
Monday - Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Steeped in mining history dating back over a century, the town of Creede had evolved into a small art and cultural haven. With a variety of home-grown businesses and a small year round population, Creede had room for a local bank to serve its own unique needs. Inspired to meet those needs, First National Bank of Lake City (FNB) opened a branch there in 1994. In 2004 The First National Bank of Lake City and Creede sold to Pine River Valley Bank (PRVB). Both banks retained their separate identities until 2007 when FNB was merged into PRVB. Based on the input from customer surveys, it was decided that the two mountain branches would use the name “Miners & Merchants Bank” in honor of the long history of both communities.
On the night of December 1, 2006 the historic bank building burned to the ground due to a fire in the neighboring building. Erected in 1892, the structure was one of the original buildings in Creede. PRVB constructed a new bank building with many of the same features and on the same footprint as the old building. It was completed exactly one year to the day of the fire and opened on December 1, 2007.
To date, PRVB is the only bank in Creede to have ever had a full time loan officer on site. Deeply committed to the small community, Miners & Merchants Bank participates in many local events. The bank hosts an annual summer picnic for the entire town of Creede.