New Bank Opens inside Walmart in North Huntingdon

Published on August 22, 2018


A new bank branch in the North Huntingdon Walmart is open and ready to serve North Huntingdon, Irwin and surrounding areas. Somerset Trust Company opened its 35th bank branch providing extended hours and convenient access for residents and businesses.


The new office hosts several teller windows and a customer service office for opening new accounts and handling loan applications. An ATM is available at the bank and accessible to the public during Walmart store hours.


Somerset Trust has a nearby branch in the Norwin Town Plaza adjacent to the Shop ‘n Save. The bank also has locations throughout Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, along with , Cambria and Bedford Counties in Pennsylvania, and in Grantsville, Maryland. Eleven branches are in grocery stores or Walmart and four of the bank’s buildings are historic restorations. The bank currently has close to 100 ATMs in the region with plans to add more throughout the immediate area in the coming months. Along with convenient locations, Trust offers an award winning mobile banking service.


“These are exciting times at Somerset Trust Company,” commented G. Henry Cook, CEO and Chairman. “In the face of great challenges in the financial industry, we are opening new branches, hiring people, making loans to businesses and residents, and overall staying close to our customers. We believe there is still a valid place in our market for a local community bank.”


Somerset Trust Company is an independent community bank headquartered in Somerset, Pennsylvania. G. Henry Cook is the bank’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. Thomas J. Cook, Esq. is the bank’s President. They are the fifth generation of their family to lead the bank, founded in 1889. Over the last decade, Trust Company has broadened and strengthened its community bank franchise. While engaged in expansion activity within its geographic footprint, the bank has a firm commitment to the communities it serves and has effectively utilized technology to better serve customers.


The bank has consistently been recognized by the publication American Banker as one of the top 200 banks in the country based on median return on average equity (ROAE) of the prior three years. Most recently, the bank was named one of the 20 Most Innovative Banks in the Country by the Independent Community Bankers of America. Somerset Trust has also received the prestigious Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award for Corporate Leadership from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for past projects.


“We are impressed with the growth and vitality of the North Huntingdon and the Irwin areas. We feel there is a strong sense of commitment to the community, and we are privileged to be a part of that,” commented Cook.


Bank hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM, on Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM and on Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM.