Local branches of Triumph Community Bank will be changing their name to TBK Bank this July, according to the Quad City Times. Triumph started in 2014 with 18 branches in Illinois and Eastern Iowa. The next year they changed their name to TBK Bank,SSB and expanded, but continued to operate their Midwest branches under the Triumph name.

Along with the name change local branches will receive new signage and marketing materials. Customers won't need to do anything. Current checks, cards, online banking and payment services will remain the same.

TBK Bank recently bought the naming rights to the Bettplex sports complex and is also a sponsor of the Quad Cities Marathon for the 17th year in a row. I find it a little disappointing, but not surprising, to be losing a little bit of our uniqueness for corporate synergy. That just seems to be the way it is these days.