About United

About United Bank

Excellence in Service

About United Bank

Excellence in service.

At United Bank, we value all of the relationships we have built since 1839. We are committed to providing each relationship with an unmatched level of service. While we offer competitive products, services, rates and technology, the level of service we provide and our commitment to building relationships is what sets us apart from our competitors. 

United Bank isn't just growing to get bigger. We are growing to satisfy the continued demand for a bank that focuses on service. With close to 250 locations and approximately 3,000 employees, our mix of competitive products, combined with a high level of service and a focus on relationships is an overwhelming value proposition for our customers. 

United Bank is backed by a history of safe, sound and secure banking practices that have allowed us to navigate through decades of changing economic environments. 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 the Northwestern Bank of Virginia opened a branch in Parkersburg. In the years to follow, the bank survived – and often thrived – through Civil War, natural disasters, recessions, and depressions, by focusing on the communities it served. Through a combination of hard work, integrity, calculated 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 has total assets of nearly $30 billion and close to 250 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 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 out-perform 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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Environmental, Social and Governance Commitment

The core elements of a successful Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) 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 and Inclusion

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

United Bank's Diversity and Inclusion Executive Council 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 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 all DE&I contributors at the Bank—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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