Chartered in 1956, Provident Bank is the largest independent community bank in Riverside County. They built Provident Bank, then called Provident Federal Savings and Loan Association, on the strongest foundation possible: their customers. Today, banks customers are more the focus of what bank does than ever before. Changes in the way they live and work have taught the staff what their customers want and expect. Asking and listening have taught them what a bank should be.