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Our Story

A sophisticated approach to financial services

At Commercial Bank and Trust Company, we've been catering to personal financial needs and contributing to small business success since 1877.

The charter for Commercial Bank & Trust was signed on April 21, 1877, and the bank opened for business as Commercial Bank of Paris. The original bank was located on the court square in Paris, TN. On May 8, 1922, Commercial Bank of Paris purchased the Bank of Henry. At the time of this purchase, the charter was amended to give the Bank trust powers, and the name was changed to Commercial Bank & Trust Company.

In May of 1932, an option was signed to purchase the 101 North Poplar Street location. Commercial Bank & Trust then purchased Peoples Bank and Trust Company of Henry. The bank continued to operate in Henry County as Commercial Bank & Trust Company. 

In November of 1983, R. Molitor Ford and William W. Deupree purchased Commercial Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Ford and Mr. Deupree shared a vision of a bank built on the traditions of strong relationships and outstanding service. This vision would be accomplished by providing their communities, clients, and employees the resources necessary for Commercial Bank & Trust Company to prosper.

Since that time, the bank has grown to nine locations that serve the communities of Paris, Memphis, Union City, and Jackson. The Commercial Bank & Trust family is made up of 200 employees led by Chairman and CEO Mott Ford.

Commercial Bank & Trust Company is a unique full-service bank, distinguished by its impeccable service and exceptional array of products. The bank continues to cater to personal and small business needs. Our employees strive to make a difference for those we serve every day. We are thankful to be a part of West Tennessee and have the opportunity to be a part of our communities’ success. With nine branches located throughout Memphis, Paris, Union City, and Jackson, Tennessee, Commercial Bank stands ready to put more than a century's worth of tradition to work for you.

We welcome the opportunity to visit with you in-branch, by phone, or online and introduce you to Commercial Bank and Trust Company.