Ranked #1 Most Trustworthy Bank in America

United Bank Named Most Trustworthy Bank in America by Newsweek

Ranked #1 Most Trustworthy Bank in America

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Following one of the most successful years in United’s long history, United Bank has been named the Most Trustworthy Bank in America by Newsweek for 2023. Across 23 industries evaluated, United joined the list of the “Most Trustworthy Companies in America,” earning the No. 1 spot in the Banks category. The rankings were based on which companies treated their customers fairly, treated their employees fairly and would make good long-term investments.

Earning a first-place ranking on Newsweek’s Most Trustworthy Companies in America list is a testament to our unyielding commitment to our mission of providing excellence in service to our customers, employees, shareholders and communities.
For more than 180 years, we have forged strong relationships built on a foundation of trust, and served our stakeholders with safe, sound and secure practices that have allowed our Company to weather any storm. Our commitment to being a trustworthy institution is deeply embedded in our culture, and we are honored to receive this recognition.

- Richard M. Adams, Jr., CEO, United Bankshares, Inc.

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Our History

On St. Patrick's Day 1839, United Bank opened its doors for the first time in Parkersburg (now West Virginia) as the Northwestern Bank of Virginia. Since then, the Bank has persevered through significant events to become a premier regional banking company with a strong presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, thanks to its sustained commitment of excellence in service to its customers, communities, employees and shareholders. 

Over the last several decades, United has grown through 33 acquisitions to reach more than $30 billion in assets and nearly 250 locations across eight states – Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, as well as Washington D.C. Today, United Bank offers local decision-making and the personalized service its customers have come to expect since its founding, with the insights, technologies, products and services of a large bank – and a deep commitment to the communities in which it operates. While much has changed since United’s beginnings as a single-office bank, its commitment to building and maintaining relationships and serving its communities with safe, sound and secure practices is enduring.

Our Mission

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

Our Values


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.

Bank Your Way

United Bank offers products and services to meet your personal, business and commercial banking needs. Whether you are looking to open a savings or checking account, want to learn about a home mortgage solution, plan for your future or need help growing your business - your local United Bank branch is ready to work with you.

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