Get to Know UBT

Family-owned and focused on service and community

At UBT, people don’t have your money — your money has people. Our local, family-owned bank provides all the products and services you need, but with personalized customer care that the big-box banks can’t begin to compete with. We care about our customers, our community and each other. You can count on our people to show up, roll up their sleeves, and pitch in to better the world around them.

Jason Muhleisen headshot 2-column

A Continuing Legacy

Heading into the future with a new generation

In 2023, UBT’s longtime President and CEO Angie Muhleisen officially retired, and we transitioned to our new leadership: Jason Muhleisen, Angie’s son. It’s a change Jason had spent nearly a decade preparing for, working hard to learn about all UBT departments and to absorb as much of Angie’s and other leaders’ vast knowledge as he could. Jason is talented, hardworking, collaborative, and open to new ideas — and just like his mother, he is devoted to ensuring the culture of UBT and our commitment to our customers and community is strong. Click through to learn more about our new leader and our careful approach to succession planning.

Lincoln’s Choice Awards

We think that you’re the best, too!

To the best customers and employees around, UBT is honored and thankful that you continue to count us among the best of the best in Lincoln. We’re grateful to be celebrating Lincoln’s Choice Award wins in five categories:

  • Best Bank
  • Best Financial Planner
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Place to Work
  • Best Work Environment

We mean it when we say your money has people, and we’re looking forward to another year of helping you thrive.

Lincoln's Choice Award Winner 2024
Our mission: leadership, longevity, and stability

Excellent customer service

What’s the next big (or small) thing for you, your family, or your business? We’re here to help you make it happen with products and services that are in your best interests, not ours. And it’s all backed by service from real people who really care.

Employee satisfaction

Happy employees provide a great customer experience. From salaries and benefits to time off and wellness initiatives, our work environment keeps our employees engaged, challenged, and rewarded. And it shows.


Individuals, families, small businesses, and large corporations all have unique needs and goals to accomplish. Offering a wide range of products and services — with the ability to tailor them to fit — helps us help everyone.

2023 Impact Report

Supporting the communities we serve

Whether we’re planting trees in city parks or donating life-saving blood, we’re eager to roll up our sleeves and make a difference. It’s part of Union Bank’s culture — employees of all levels are empowered to be leaders in philanthropy, inspiring others to consider how any contribution of time, talent, or money can change lives.

A bright future ahead

You need a bank that cares about you — but you also need to know that the bank you choose for its world-class customer service is solvent enough to serve you well into the future. UBT has been recognized for innovative and progressive ideas and has grown significantly throughout the past 15 years, both in size and diversity. Click at right to read our Financial Overview.

Need a sponsorship?

We love chipping in financially to help with fundraisers, big events, and nonprofit pursuits that align with our mission and values. Once you’ve submitted our Sponsorship Request form, our internal Donations Committee will review your request and get back to you as soon as possible. Make sure to give us plenty of time to review! Click to get started.

UBT employees work on a Habitat For Humanity house
History of UBT


Farmer’s State Bank is chartered and opens on the corner of 48th & Prescott in Lincoln’s College View neighborhood, becoming the first Lincoln bank located south of O Street.



Farmer’s State Bank is rechartered and renamed as Union Bank, and its location moves north a bit to 48th & Calvert.



With the addition of trust powers, the name is once again changed to Union Bank & Trust Company.



Union Bank & Trust Company is purchased by the Dunlaps, a long-time trusted Nebraska banking family, and its core principles and culture begin to take shape as it brands itself “the bank of friendly service.” Jay Dunlap is chosen to run the bank.



Jay Dunlap’s daughter, Angie Muhleisen, returns home to work for her father’s financial institution, with plans of succession.

Angie with two men in 1996


Angie Muhleisen becomes president of UBT, overseeing bank assets of $600 million and trust assets of $1.25 billion.

Angie speaking at an event


UBT achieves a major milestone, surpassing $1 billion in total assets. Growth continues after two local competitors go under new ownership. UBT continues to acquire small local banks while growing its footprint in Lincoln. UBT also becomes manager of the newly created College Savings Plan of Nebraska, known as the 529 plan.

UBT footprint photo


In 2005, UBT expands into Omaha with its 177th & West Center Rd. location, followed by its expansion into Kansas City in 2006 with the acquisition of Commercial State Bank in Bonner Springs, Kansas. In 2008, the nation enters a widespread financial crisis. UBT, with personal funds invested by Dunlap family members, takes a calculated gamble and buys $532 million in loans. The decision pays off, and more growth ensues.

Bonner Springs outside photo


Jason Muhleisen returns home and begins working at UBT in 2015. He will succeed his mother Angie Muhlheisen upon her retirement. In 2017, the bank celebrates its first 100 years with various events throughout the year, including a large outdoor celebration at Union Plaza.

A headshot of Jason Muhleisen


UBT opens its second Omaha location at 144th & West Dodge Rd. Bank assets by the end of 2022 stand at $7.6 billion, with trust assets at $43.4 billion.

The UBT building at 144th and Dodge in Omaha, Nebraska

Stop By Your Nearest Branch

We’d love to see you!

While we pride ourselves on technological advances that allow you to bank from virtually anywhere, we also understand that sometimes you need to talk to a friendly face. With numerous locations to serve you, we’d like to invite you to find your nearest location here, then stop in to chat with a member of our team. They’ll be happy to see you — after all, you’re the best thing about UBT!

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