About Us

About Solutions Bank

Our Vision

Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for our customers, staff, and community through innovative and personal experiences that build deep, lifelong relationships.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and implement solutions that allow our customers to focus less on banking transactions and more on what matters most to them.

Our Values

 Reinvent icon  Reinvent how people think about banking, and deliver a positive, memorable experience.
 Trust  We are committed to building trust with transparency in our local decision making.
 Keep it real  Never lose sight of what matters most to our customers and communities.
 Impact  Help energize our neighbors and work together to build stronger, healthier and more economically vibrant communities.


Our History

Forreston State Bank was founded in 1887 in Forreston, Illinois. In 1998, its holding company, High Point Financial Services, purchased Kent Bank, which had served its local area since 1923, with offices in Kent and Freeport, Illinois.

In 2014, Kent Bank and Forreston State Bank merged to become one entity using the Forreston State Bank name.

In December 2019, High Point Financial purchased Poplar Grove State Bank. Founded in 1946, PGSB had two locations in Poplar Grove. By September 2020, our merger was complete and our new combined bank, now with five locations, was named Solutions Bank.

We are focused on providing the best banking experience possible. Combining these banks into one allowed us to offer customers expanded products, services, and staff.