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United Republic Bank

Focused on you and your community. At United Republic Bank, we’re committed to your success in all that we do.



United Republic Bank is honored to be featured "Best in Banking" (Nebraska) in the February/March Edition of Fortune/Forbes Magazine.
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Get to know us… and when you’re ready to bank with us we’ll make sure that we get to know you!

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Who We Are

At United Republic Bank, our mission is to:

  • To be a leader in the community banking industry by providing our clients with superior financial products and services personalized to meet their needs.
  • Hire and retain only the best qualified employees.
  • Provide our shareholders a return on their investment that exceeds industry peer group standards.

What We Stand For

At United Republic Bank, we're different. We set our standards high by abiding to our core beliefs.

  • Our Core… Excellence
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Making a Difference
  • Building Relationships
  • Client Satisfaction

Why We're Right for You

We’re an organization that is professional, trustworthy, accurate, and responsive. United Republic Bank provides financial services that help our clients realize their business and personal financial goals.


Bank Local

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From first-class service, to advice you can trust, enlisting the services of a community bank offers many benefits.

Quality Care

United Republic Bank’s employees live in Omaha and its surrounding communities. As neighbors and friends, providing memorable service is the most important thing we can do to foster long-lasting relationships. Our clients know we value their business because we tell them so every day.

Local Deposits

When you open a checking, savings or other deposit account at United Republic Bank, your money is put to work right here in the Metro. Those dollars are often times deployed to support small business growth, which can lead to job creation. Additionally, by providing home equity loans, auto loans and other personal loans, the deposits made at United Republic Bank help keep the local economy healthy and vibrant.

Small Business Expertise

Whether you are expanding your business by adding a new location or adding personnel, we are committed to using our knowledge and expertise to consult with you on the options best for your business.


At United Republic Bank, decisions are made locally. This means our employees are empowered to serve our clients quickly and reliably. Our team is readily accessible whether it’s in person, by phone or email. We are committed to responding quickly.


Our success depends on establishing long-term, trusting relationships. Our consultative approach ensures our clients that we are always looking out for their best interest. We work hard to deliver the right mix of financial services and loans our customers need.

Civic Loyalty

United Republic Bank’s officers and employees are deeply rooted in service to our community. We encourage our employees to participate in non-profit organizations, such as Girl Scouts and Alzheimer's Association or local fun runs and walks, just to name a few. Our employees volunteer their time to keep Lawrence Youngman Park clean and tidy through Keep Omaha Beautiful. We truly are committed to making our community a better place to live.

Meet Our Team

Chris Wiedenfeld

President & CEO
Board Director                                              

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Amy Pelz

Executive Vice President Operations 
Board Director

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Matthew  Schaefer  

Senior Vice President
Chief Lending Officer  

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Trevor Rutten 

Vice President     

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Jerry Sukup

Vice President     

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Kristine Timmerman

Assistant Vice President 
Retail Banking & Security Officer

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Stormie Wright

Assistant Vice President 
Loan Operations Officer         

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Jennifer  Kermoade

Assistant Vice President - Cashier
Information Security Officer

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Tony Kopf

Compliance Officer                    

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Brook Fischer

Deposit Operations Officer     

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Make the Switch to URB

Changing banks can be a hassle, but making the move to URB doesn’t need to be. With our convenient Switch Kit, we’ll help get you organized and make bringing your accounts over a breeze.


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