About United

About United Bank

Excellence in Service

185 Years of Banking Tradition

Excellence in Service

United Bank is the community bank for the markets we serve. We offer local decision-making and the personalized service our customers have come to expect since 1839, with the insights, technologies, products, and services of a large bank – and a deep commitment to the communities in which we operate.

United Bank isn't just growing to get bigger. We are growing to satisfy the continued demand for a bank that focuses on service. We are committed to developing long-term personal relationships with every customer we serve. Our flexible, local decision-making approach enables our team to create customized solutions to help United customers grow and thrive. With more than 200 locations and over 2,500 employees, our experienced leadership, consistent performance, and focus on relationships make United the bank of choice for the customers, investors, team members, and communities we serve.

United is committed to serving its communities and its customers with safe, sound, and secure practices – backed by strong earnings, sound asset quality, and strong capital – that have allowed us to weather any storm for more than 180 years. Because of this, our employees, customers, shareholders, and communities can rely on us to be their banking partner for decades to come.

Our History

It all began on St. Patrick’s Day 1839 when we opened our doors in Parkersburg. In the years to follow, the Bank survived – and often thrived – through economic cycles including natural disasters, recessions, and depressions, by focusing on the communities it served. Through a combination of hard work, integrity, strategic acquisitions, and unrivaled customer service, United has grown to be one of the top fifty largest banking companies in the United States.

In 1987, United Bankshares, Inc. became a publicly traded company, and just a year later, hit the $1 billion mark in total assets. Today, and 33 acquisitions later, United Bankshares, Inc. has total assets of nearly $30 billion and more than 200 locations across eight states – Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia as well as Washington, D.C. – each built on strong a foundation of customer service and commitment to community. 

Our Mission

The mission of United Bankshares, Inc. is excellence in service to our employees, our customers, our shareholders and our communities.

Our Vision

United Bank's vision is to be one of the highest performing banking companies among the fifty largest in the United States.

Our Values

We are committed to building and sustaining trusted relationships.


We do what is right for our employees, our customers, our shareholders and our communities – 100% of the time.

Hard Work

We strive to outperform our competition with diligence, efficiency and accuracy.


We work together to accomplish our company’s vision, mission and our customer’s financial goals.


We display kindness and respect to each other and our customers.

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Corporate Responsibility

The core elements of a successful Corporate Responsibility program — strong risk management, providing excellence in service to our stakeholders, and planning for long-term sustainability — are at the core of what UBSI and its leadership do every day.  

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

United Bank recognizes that the diversity of our team supports our overall mission to provide excellence in service.

United Bank's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy promotes respect and a shared purpose that aligns with our core values and community leadership.

We are committed to increasing employees’ understanding and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion through a variety of training initiatives and education, including talent management, learning and development, employee engagement, and community partnerships.

We Honor the Culture, History and Leadership of Our Colleagues 

We celebrate our colleagues and remain committed to nurturing an inclusive culture. Hear from a few of our teammates on what celebrating their culture and history means to them.

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