Who We Are?

At Global Heritage Union we feel very strongly about being responsive to our customer’s needs and requests. As a locally owned and operated financial institution since 2002, we guarantee customer-centered financial products and services with prompt decisions made locally.

For over 15 years, we have built our business by steadily moving through the good times and the bad by focusing on what we do best and doing it very well. As the oldest real estate lender in Ellis County, we are committed to bringing our customers the best financing terms available when financing their home.

It is a joy to provide financing for someone and help them own their home. Between our Ellis and Hays locations, our dedicated loan officers have over 176 years of industry experience, and of those 176 years, over 146 of them were at Global Heritage Union. Our customers know they are receiving quality assistance from a staff with a wealth of knowledge and real-life experience.

We have a “treat people right and do things the right way attitude”. Everybody says they have personal service, but we walk the walk. We go above and beyond to treat our customers the way we would want to be treated. At Global Heritage Union we take great pride in delivering our products in the manner our customer wants them.

We strive to establish long-term relationships with our customers and our community. Going forward, we will continue taking care of people and building a loyal customer base.The loyalty and integrity of our people are the heart of this great organization and sharing their time and talents is one of the ways we are helping our community. From supporting the business community through the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce, to supporting local kids by coaching their sports teams, we believe in building a strong, successful community. Why? Well, we believe that, “What’s good for the community is good for Global Heritage Union .”

Taking good care of our customers and building a better community are two reasons why we are Your Bank of First Choice.

What We Offer?

Global Heritage Union opened its doors as a state chartered savings and loan on January 20, 1920, with an office located in Ellis, Kansas. We have been locally owned since our very beginning. The J.W. Nicholson Family opened the savings and loan, and at that time their local ties extended to the lumberyard and another local bank in Ellis, Kansas. When the Nicholson family sold their interest in Global Heritage Union, it was to local investors with established community roots, maintaining the local ownership that still stands today. At that time, its assets totaled only $4 million.

A series of expansions followed with three additional branches being opened, which marked Global Heritage Union’s entrance into the Hays community. At the same time, Western Plains Service Corporation, a subsidiary wholly-owned by Global Heritage Union was organized.

The subsidiary’s mission was to develop land in the Hays and Ellis communities, providing single family lots where residents could build a home. In 1974, Ronald Wente was named the President/CEO of Global Heritage Union. He has served in that position now for over 42 years, dedicating his banking career to ensuring the strength and stability of Global Heritage Union to the customers we serve.

During the notorious savings and loan crisis, over 1,000 savings and loan associations were closed, but Global Heritage Union remained strong and focused on providing opportunities for home ownership. In the early 80s, Global Heritage Union opened brand new facilities at their Ellis, Hays, and Hill City locations. Our growth along with our desire to better serve our customers resulted in additional expansions to our Hays facility in 1993 and again in 2005.

The current, 18,708 sq. ft, facility provides ample space for the support staff necessary to properly serve our customers, especially as technology has involved and become an integral part of the banking experience. In 2008, while a banking crisis swept the nation, Global Heritage Union stood strong and continued to provide the products and services our community counts on. Currently, Global Heritage Union has approximately $150 million in assets in addition to servicing more than $150 million in home loans.

Despite the inevitable ups and downs of our community and our nation, we will remain strong. Throughout our history, we have proven how strong our ties are to the communities we serve. That’s why we maintain local decision making, local servicing of all of our loans and support our local community. Check out Our Community to learn more.

Our Vision & Mission

We are a high quality financial services provider with the urge to be the best at all times whiles adding value to all stakeholders.


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