Choose a Prime Partner Bank

The following financial institutions are Prime Partners -- institutions that go above and beyond eligibility requirements to foster the IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts) Program.

These institutions pay the higher of  1) 75.00% or more of the Fed Funds Target Rate; or 2) a minimum of 1.00% on IOLTA accounts and they do not assess service fees on the IOLTA accounts. They are committed to ensuring the success of the IOLTA program and increased funding for legal aid. 

The State Bar of Texas passed a resolution urging support of the Prime Partner program in January 2011.

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Prime Partner Banks

Alliance Bank Central Texas Waco, Jewitt, Donnie
Amarillo National Bank Amarillo, Borger
Austin Capital Bank Austin
Austin County State Bank Bellville
Bank of Hope Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston
Bank of San Angelo San Angelo
Bank of the Ozarks Dallas area, Texarkana, Austin, Houston, San Antonio
Central Bank Houston
Citizens Bank Kilgore, Humble, Bryan/College Station
Commerce National Bank Bryan/College Station, Austin
Dallas Capital Bank Dallas
EECU Fort Worth area
Falcon International Bank Laredo, San Antonio, McAllen, Brownsville
First Bank & Trust Lubbock, Wilson, Tahoka
First-Lockhart National Bank Lockhart, Austin, Kyle
First National Bank (Gilmer) Gilmer, Mount Vernon, Big Sandy, Pittsburg
First National Bank of Ballinger Ballinger
First National Bank of Burleson Burleson
First National Bank of Shiner Shiner, Cuero, Goliad, Flatonia
First National Bank Southwest Frisco, Plaso
First Savings Bank (El Paso) El Paso
First State Bank (Ennis) Ennis, Rice, Italy, Waxahachie
First State Bank (Paradise) Paradise, Bridgeport, Chico
Gladewater National Bank Gladewater
Guaranty Bank and Trust Mt. Pleasant & East Texas, inc. Dallas, Bryan
Gulf Capital Bank Houston
Hondo National Bank Hondo, Bandera, Uvalde, Leakey
Horizon Bank Austin, Holland, Salado
Independent Bank McKinney, Waco, Georgetown, Austin, Houston
Keystone Bank Austin
Lubbock National Bank Lubbock
NewFirst National Bank El Campo, Edna, Needville, Rosenberg, Sugar Land, Victoria, Wharton
Normangee State Bank Normangee
North East Texas Credit Union Daingerfield, Jefferson, Mt. Pleasant
PlainsCapital Bank Statewide
R Bank, Texas Round Rock, Georgetown, Austin, Bertram, Edna, Jarrell, Schwertner, Cedar Park, Fort Worth
Southwestern National Bank Houston, Plano, Austin
Spring Hill State Bank Longview
Texas Bank Henderson, Longview, Nacogdoches, Tyler
Texas Bank Financial Weatherford
Texas Capital Bank Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
Texas Brand Bank Garland, Dallas
Texas State Bank San Angelo
The National Banks of Central Texas Gatesville, Killeen, Waco
TrustTexas Bank Cuero, Victoria, Kyle
Union Square Credit Union Wichita Falls, Burkburnett
United Texas Credit Union San Antonio, Boerne
Wellington State Bank Childress, Lubbock, Dalhart
Western Bank Coahoma, Abilene, Big Spring, Brownwood, Lubbock

You can help by doing one the following:
  1. Bank at a Prime Partner bank.
  2. If you do business with a non-Prime Partner bank, persuade the bank to become a Prime Partner.
  3. If you are employed by a non-Prime Partner bank, persuade the bank to become a Prime Partner.

Eligible Financial Institutions

Eligible Institutions are financial institutions that meet the standards of the eligibility requirement as defined by IOLTA Rule 7 (Complete IOLTA Rules). These banks strengthen the IOLTA Program, thereby generating more funds for legal aid.

See the complete list of Eligible Financial institutions.

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation will contact attorneys who will be required to move their IOLTA accounts (if their financial institutions choose not to pursue eligibility).

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