Sandy Spring Bank

Sandy Spring Bank, headquartered in Olney, MD, has over 50 full-service community offices and six financial centers across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. We offer a broad range of commercial banking, retail banking, mortgage, and trust services. Through our subsidiaries, Rembert Pendleton Jackson, West Financial Services, and Sandy Spring Insurance, we also offer a comprehensive menu of insurance and wealth management services.

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Financial Advocacy

As one of Forbes' most trustworthy financial companies in America, Sandy Spring Bank strives to be a financial advocate for its clients. They are committed to delivering the best possible solutions and personal service to each client. To do this, the leadership at Sandy Spring Bank realized it needed to elevate its web presence. 

Specifically, they realized it was important for the bank to provide an enhanced user experience across multiple platforms. It all needed to start with a dynamic website that could improve and scale to keep up with the constant evolution of web technology and the demands of a growing bank. The primary website for Sandy Spring serves as a portal for customer banking applications, while also providing a pathway for additional services such as mortgages, refinances, and other lending applications. 

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Goals to Support the Bank's Objectives

When Unleashed initially engaged with Sandy Spring Bank, the plan for a revitalized included the following goals: 

  • Increase engagement and, in turn, conversions 

  • Enhance user experience for site visitors and administrators 

  • Consistently and clear communication of the Sandy Spring Bank brand, history, community service, mission, and value proposition 

  • Leverage best practices in responsive design for mobile, tablet, and traditional platforms 


Security in a Scalable, Responsive Design

The new Sandy Spring Bank website has the power to integrate with their full technology stack, granting the organization endless possibilities to grow in the future. 

The new now features:  

  • Drupal CMS: offers scalability for the future and flexible content delivery for an evolving audience 

  • Server & Site Security: controls access with tiered server and site permissions as well as password-protected pages  

  • Responsive Design: allows visitors to instantly and seamlessly navigate the site on mobile, tablet, or desktop devices 

  • Fintactix Financial Calculators: provides highly-interactive, built-in calculators and engages financial consumers 

Additionally, Unleashed drove the entire design and architecture development, alleviating the pressure and time demands on the Sandy Spring team. 

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Foundation for Growing Website and Relationship

The Sandy Spring team described the launch of the new website as "one of the smoothest" they have ever had, while immediate feedback was very positive on both the design and functionality of the new site. 

More importantly, the more user-friendly website could not arrive at a better time for Sandy Spring Bank. The community bank completed acquisitions of Washington First Bank and Reverse Bank, rolling new customers through the website.  

Additionally, the relationship with Unleashed has proven foundational as the website continues to evolve and grow to meet these new functional and traffic demands. The bank also enhanced its analytics for its digital marketing and increased the functionality of its lending landing pages.  

The Unleashed team is now fully integrated into the Sandy Spring Bank team, and vigilant in monitoring the digital requirements to support the bank's growing footprint. 


I think my team would choose them again to do our website without hesitation.

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Chris Orr

Vice President
Sandy Spring Bank


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