Our Press & Awards

Micromobility for New Yorkers via a Financial Inclusion Grant

Oct 15, 2021

We have exciting news! We are one of 31 U.S. Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) awarded a financial inclusion grant from The New York State Department of Financial Services and Empire State Development (ESD). With a multi-year $25 million…

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Named Best For The World Five Years in a Row!

Aug 10, 2021

As the first bank to headquarter in The Bronx in decades, we have one priority: our community. We are a mission-driven bank in New York City which means that we not only recognize how our financial system has extracted wealth from communities…

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Happy B Corp Month: Celebrating 5 Years in the Movement!

Mar 17, 2021

March 2021 marks one year of living in times of COVID-19, changing our city and our world as we knew it. It is also B Corp month—and our 5th B Corp anniversary! Certified B Corporations believe business can and should…

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Supporting Our Neighbors

Feb 08, 2021

A Recent Feature of Josefa Ruiz, our Branch Manager, in Independent Banker. We take great pride in being headquartered in a city built and powered by immigrants. Nearly 40 percent of New York City’s residents are foreign-born. Immigrants not only…

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Maintenance-Free Checking & Lending Options for Nonprofits

Feb 02, 2021

As a mission-driven, community-based bank, we prioritize our neighbors and the unique financial needs of the Bronx and Harlem and communities throughout New York. Since the day we opened our doors in the Bronx over thirteen years ago, we have…

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3 Reasons to Bank with a CDFI (Like Us!)

Jan 25, 2021

A few weeks into 2021, and as President Joe Biden reminded us in his inaugural speech, we have hard work ahead of us. With businesses shuttered, hospitals overwhelmed, and streets empty, and as we confront this winter wave of COVID-19,…

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CDFIs on the Front Lines of Emergency Lending

Jan 22, 2021

For the last fourteen years, we have worked tirelessly to provide affordable financial products that enhance economic opportunity for all people in New York City. Soon after we became the first bank headquartered in The Bronx, we obtained federal certification…

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5 Tips to Celebrate & Spend Wisely During the Holidays

Dec 15, 2020

Brought to you in collaboration with the team at Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners   The time for gift-giving and safe, family celebrations is here. Often, the joy and the festivities that come with this time of year can also equate…

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Callen-Lorde: A Partnership Created “Overnight” with Front-Line COVID-19 Health Care Provider

May 19, 2020

With over 20,000 patients across the city, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center has provided outpatient health care to New York City’s LGBTQ and homeless community for over 50 years. So, when COVID-19 infections in New York City spiked in early March…

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A Lifeline for Preserving Limited-Equity Co-ops in New York

Sep 05, 2019

The property at 645 Barretto Street in the South Bronx was so far behind on taxes that its owners were facing foreclosure. A 48-unit building incorporated as a Housing Development Fund Corporation co-op (HDFC), the property had not been fully…

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What If Your Job Could Be Your Credit Score?

Sep 05, 2019

You may not have ever heard of Greyston Bakery, in Yonkers, New York, but if you are a fan of Ben & Jerry’s Brownie Batter Ice Cream, you know its brownies. You may also be surprised to know that the…

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