UMB Financial Corporation

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UMB Financial Corporation
Industry Banking
Founded 1913 (current name in 1994)
Key people
Mariner Kemper, Peter J. deSilva, Mike Hagedorn[1]
Revenue $343.7 million (2012)[2]
$294.8 million (2012)[2]
Increase $106.472 million USD (2012)[2]
Total assets $13.541 billion (2012)[2]
Total equity $1,191.1 million (2012)[2]
Number of employees

UMB Financial Corporation is an American financial services company based in Kansas City, Missouri, offering complete banking, payment solutions, asset servicing and institutional investment management to customers.


In 1919, W.T. Kemper and Associates bought shares in City Center Bank, and R. Crosby Kemper Sr. became the president of the company. In 1926, the bank built a six-story headquarter building. In 1934, the bank was renamed City National Bank and Trust Company and moved to Kansas City's financial center. In 1959, R. Crosby Kemper Jr. (3rd generation of the Kemper family) became president of the bank and led the installation of its first computer processing system. The bank became a holding of other banks and renamed United Missouri Bancshares, Inc in 1971.[3]

In 1987, UMB acquired three bank from FCB Corp. in Southern Illinois. In 1992, UMB stepped in Colorado with the purchase of Valley Bank and National Bank of the West in Colorado Springs. UMB acquired Denver's Columbine National Bank in 1992, and in 1994, all of UMB's Colorado banks were merged into one entity, UMB Bank Colorado. In 1994, the bank changed its name and became UMB Financial Corporation. In 1995, UMB acquired Oklahoma Bank. That same year, UMB released its first online banking solution.[3]

In February 2002, the bank acquired naming rights to St. Louis' Riverport Amphitheatre and renamed it UMB Bank Pavilion. This agreement would expire in 2006, at which point it became Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. In 2004, Peter deSilva became the president, and Mariner Kemper chairman and CEO of UMB Financial Corporation.[3]

In December 2014, UMB announces the agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies, thus expanding in Texas and Arizona.[4] · [5]

Lines of business[edit]

  • Commercial Banking & Lending
  • Investment & Wealth Management
  • Consumer & Small Business Banking
  • Healthcare Services: Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and debit cards for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).


Its banking subsidiaries own and operate banking and wealth management centers throughout Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Arizona. Subsidiaries of the holding company and the lead bank, UMB Bank, n.a., include mutual fund and alternative investment services groups, single-purpose companies that deal with brokerage services and insurance, and a registered investment adviser that manages the company's proprietary mutual funds and investment advisory accounts for institutional customers.

  • Grand Distribution Services, LLC
  • J.D. Clark & Company
  • Kansas City Financial Corporation
  • Kansas City Realty Company
  • Prairie Capital Management, LLC
  • Scout Distributors, LLC
  • Scout Investments, Inc.
  • UMB Banc Leasing Corp.
  • UMB Bank & Trust, n.a.
  • UMB Bank Arizona, n.a.
  • UMB Bank Colorado, n.a.
  • UMB Capital Corporation
  • UMB Community Development Corporation
  • UMB Distribution Services, LLC
  • UMB Financial Services, Inc.
  • UMB Fund Services, Inc.
  • UMB Insurance, Inc.
  • UMB National Bank of America
  • UMB Realty Company, LLC
  • UMB Redevelopment Corporation
  • UMB Trust Company of South Dakota
  • United Missouri Insurance Company


  • Ranked bank n°2 in the nation by Forbes (2009)[6]
  • Entered Congressional Record for excellent performance during the financial crisis (2010)[7]


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