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HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

September 2013: Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan is a proud to be recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation by BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm. BAUERFINANCIAL has been analyzing and rating the nation’s financial institutions since 1983 and Highpoint Community Bank has earned its highest rating of 5-Stars for the most recent 16 quarters. The latest rating is based on June 30, 2013 financial data and indicates that Highpoint Community Bank significantly exceeds all federal capital requirements and maintains a low level of delinquent loans, among other benchmarks.

Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm, had this to say, “A recent Gallop poll indicates that customer confidence in the banking industry is beginning to come back. That confidence, no doubt, can be attributed to community banks like Highpoint Community Bank, that hold to the principles of sound banking. These are the shining stars of the industry. Highpoint Community Bank has been able to thrive without compromising its standards, and that’s commendable.”

Highpoint Community Bank was established in 1886 and has been committed to providing the best of banking to its community for 127 years. It currently has 7 convenient locations in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland. Highpoint Community Bank ( is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Highpoint Community Bank: …meeting customer needs, exceeding expectations.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., 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 free star-ratings by visiting


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