The Midland Group began in 1954 when W.R. Johnston, an experienced Oklahoma banker, purchased a 50 percent share in Oklahoma-based Midland Mortgage Company from a handful of individual investors. By 1963, Johnston and his son-in-law, George Records, had purchased the remaining 50 percent. Today, the Records family owns 100 percent of the Midland Group.
Over time, The Midland Group has grown to employ more than 2,500 people, while operating in the financial services, real estate investment, and insurance industries. Currently, The Midland Group consists of Midland Financial Co., the holding company; MidFirst Bank, a federal thrift; Midland Mortgage, a division of MidFirst Bank; and several other specialized subsidiaries.
At MidFirst, we work hard to live up to our motto of “True to your money” with every customer we have the privilege of serving. We are privileged to receive confirmation of this dedication. For two years, Midfirst has received J.D. Power's highest ranking in the southwest region in the annual U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. For the past five years, we've also been named Best Bank in The Oklahoman’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Our brand manifests itself through our outstanding people and culture, competitive products and services, and our strong support and investment in the communities we serve.
- Founded: 1982
- Headquarters: Oklahoma City, OK