Become an Eligible Bank/Credit Union

The Supreme Court of Texas has amended the IOLTA rules to require Texas attorneys to place their IOLTA accounts at eligible institutions—those that pay interest rates on IOLTA comparable to rates paid on similarly situated, non-IOLTA accounts.

If your institution does not currently hold IOLTA accounts, please contact Payal Vora at 512.320.0099, ext. 108, before opening IOLTA accounts. You must acquire a bank code and a packet of instructions and forms from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation before qualifying for the eligibility process.

If your institution would like to change its eligibility status, please contact Payal Vora at 512.320.0099, ext. 108.

Prime Partners
The following financial institutions are Prime Partners -- institutions that go above and beyond eligibility requirements to foster the IOLTA 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.  They are committed to ensuring the success of the IOLTA program and increased funding for legal aid.

Allegiance Bank Houston, Bellaire
Alliance Bank Central Texas Waco, Jewitt, Donnie
Amarillo National Bank Amarillo, Borger
American Momentum Bank Bryan/College Station
Austin County State Bank Bellville
Bank of San Angelo San Angelo
Bank of the Ozarks Dallas area, Texarkana, Austin, Houston, San Antonio
Bank of Tyler Tyler
Central Bank Houston
Citizens Bank Kilgore, Humble, Bryan/College Station
Commerce National Bank Bryan/College Station, Austin
Community Bank of Warren Warren
EECU Fort Worth area
Falcon International Bank Laredo, San Antonio, McAllen, Brownsville
Fidelity Bank of Texas Waco, Robinson
First Community Bank San Benito, Harlingen, Brownsville
First Bank & Trust Lubbock, Wilson, Tahoka
First Federal Community Bank Paris, Clarksville, Mount Pleasant
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
Happy State Bank Amarillo, Lubbock, Happy, DFW, Abilene, Amarillo
Hondo National Bank Hondo, Bandera, Uvalde, Leakey
Horizon Bank Austin, Holland, Salado
Huntington State Bank Huntington, Lufkin, Nacogdoches
Independent Bank McKinney, Waco, Georgetown, Austin, Houston
Lone Star National Bank Pharr, Brownsville, McAllen, San Antonio
Lowery Bank Sugar Land
Lubbock National Bank Lubbock
NewFirst National Bank El Campo. Houston, Rosenberg
Normangee State Bank Normangee
Northstar Bank of Texas Denton, Grapevine, Lewisville
PlainsCapital Bank Statewide
R Bank, Texas Round Rock, Georgetown, Austin, Bertram
Sage Capital Bank Gonzales, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Luling, Lockhart
Santa Anna National Bank Santa Anna
Security State Bank Littlefield, Lubbock, Olton
Southwestern National Bank Houston, Plano, Austin
Spring Hill State Bank Longview
Star Bank of Texas Fort Worth
Texas Bank Henderson, Longview, Nacogdoches, Tyler
Texas Bank Financial Weatherford
Texas Exchange Bank Fort Worth, Crowley
Texas State Bank San Angelo
The National Banks of Central Texas Gatesville, Killeen, Waco
Third Coast Bank Humble, Houston, Beaumont
Town North Bank Dallas
TrustTexas Bank Cuero, Victoria, Kyle
Union Square Federal Credit Union Wichita Falls, Burkburnett
United San Antonio Federal Credit Union San Antonio, Boerne, Schertz
Western Bank Coahoma, Abilene, Big Spring, Brownwood, Lubbock


See the complete list of Eligible Financial Institutions.

For more information about becoming an eligible financial institution or a Prime Partner, please review the following documents:

IOLTA Comparability Implementation Packet

Rules Governing the Operation of the Texas IOLTA Program
Letter to Texas Financial Institutions Jan. 16, 2009

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