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Public Finance

UMB’s Public Finance and Municipal Bond Departments partner with local municipalities to assist in the issuance of tax-exempt municipal bonds to finance public projects.

UMB is in the market daily, bidding on quality municipal bonds coming to market in the competitive bid arena. The Public Finance Department assists municipalities and private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations to finance projects on a negotiated or a private placement basis. In this manner, UMB offers meaningful options to issuers to efficiently access the municipal bond marketplace in a responsible, creditworthy and cost effective manner.

Specialized Areas

  • General Obligation Bonds 
  • Essential Purpose Revenue Bonds
  • Certificates of Participation
  • Community Hospitals
  • Higher Education
  • School Districts
  • Fire Protection Districts
  • Library Districts

UMB welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your community to help finance local public projects in a responsible, thoughtful and effective way. We strive to become your trusted partner.

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The Municipal Bond Underwriting desk consistently ranks at or near the top of bank qualified underwriters nationally.