The article reports that High Plains Bank has created a new affiliate called Craft Financial Group, which will offer merchant and payment-processing solutions to small businesses. The new company will provide services such as setting up credit-card payment systems and will also offer specialized solutions including loan packaging and exit planning. Chris McVay, former chief development officer of High Plains Bank, will serve as CEO of the new company. The team at Craft Financial Group includes merchant-services director Brian Berry and senior account and customer support specialist Bonnie McKinney. The company was officially launched on January 1st. High Plains Bank is a family and employee-owned community bank that was founded in 1908 and has physical branches in five locations and also offers digital banking services.