Those working and living in downtown Bellevue now have another banking option.

Earlier this month, Sterling Bank & Trust opened a 2,100-square-foot branch at 1110 Bellevue Way NW, featuring unique aviation architecture and interior design by Seattle-based studio19 Architects, together with Dennis and Lisa Boses as art curators.

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By Mike Nakamura Photography.

“We’re very selective about our expansion markets and had our eye on the Seattle metropolitan market for a while,” said Sterling Bank & Trust President Michael Montemayor. “We believe downtown Bellevue and the Eastside is well matched with our customer base and overall target demographic. We definitely consider this region a growth market for us.”

Ranked as the Top Performing Community Bank with assets of $1 billion to $10 billion by SNL/S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2018, the 34-year-old organization currently operates in four major metropolitan locations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and now Bellevue.

The bank also is well known for its Advantage Loan program, which works well for individuals with excellent credit and liquidity seeking quick approval and closing and who need to compete with all cash buyers. The program has been very popular with the Asian-American community, having originated more than $4 billion in transaction volume in the last seven years.

Each Sterling branch is furnished and designed to reflect the specific culture of each location. For Bellevue, the region’s strong aviation history served as its focal point for the design team.

The branch is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.