About Us

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Since 1974, Citizens Business Bank has been creating banking relationships by focusing on our customer and helping them achieve more for their business, their employees, and the communities they serve. Our founder, George A. Borba Sr., was an enterprising dairy farmer and small business owner from Southern California. George saw a need to support other business owners in his community by helping them preserve and enhance the value of their companies. He shared his vision with a group of local business leaders who cared deeply about their community, and together they set out to design a new banking experience.

We are proud to be in the position to assist entrepreneurs with opportunities to foster and grow their businesses. Our customers’ success is our success. We are able to build long-standing relationships with each customer by treating them the same way we would want to be treated. In fact, many of our customers have banked with us for decades. Our unwavering commitment to personal service is the reason we are consistently recognized as one of the top-performing banks in the nation.

CVB Financial Corp. (“CVBF”) is the holding company for Citizens Business Bank. CVBF is one of the 10 largest bank holding companies headquartered in California with assets of over $11 billion1.

Strength In Numbers

  • #1 Best Bank in California
    -Forbes, 20192
  • Best Performing Banks in the Nation
    S&P Global, 2018
  • 169 Consecutive Quarters of Profitability1
  • Five-Star Superior Rating
    -BauerFinancial, 2019
  • Super Premier Performing Bank
    -Findley Reports, 2019
  • Strong Rating, BBB
    -Fitch Ratings, 2018
  • Top 5 Bank in U.S.
    -Bank Director, 20173
1As of 06/30/2019. 2Forbes’ Best Banks in America, 2019. Ranked #4 in the Nation. #1 is derived from California State filter of all rankings nationwide provided by forbes.com. 3Among Banks with $5 Billion to $50 Billion in Total Assets. CVB Financial Corp. is the holding company for Citizens Business Bank.


Citizens Business Bank, and its team of talented local bankers focus on successful, privately-held and/or family-owned small to medium-sized businesses, right here in our community.
Custom-tailored product solutions include:

  • Commercial Lending
  • SBA Lending
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Data Management
  • Checking, Deposit, & Liquidity
  • Payables
  • Receivables
  • Wealth Management4
  • Investment Services5
  • Home Lending6
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Title & Escrow
  • Agriculture
  • Nonprofit
  • Professional Services
  • Medical
  • Dairy & Livestock
  • Property Management


4Citizens Business Bank is not a registered broker/dealer. Trust and Wealth Management are provided by CitizensTrust Wealth Management. 5Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates. Citizens Business Bank and CitizensTrust Investment Services are not registered brokers/dealers and are not affiliated with LPL Financial. 6NMLS ID #417441


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Lyonel Alexandre
Lyonel Alexandre, SVP and Center Manager
Santa Fe Springs Business Financial Center