Our Blog & Info

New Year, New Money Habits: Small Changes to Reach Your 2022 Financial Goals

Jan 31, 2022

The New Year is a time for powerful new beginnings. It also presents an opportunity to look at our financial habits – and the impact on our personal checking and personal savings accounts. For example, carefully reviewing your credit card…

read more

5 Ways to Make Money Resolutions That Stick

Jan 18, 2022

2022 is here. The New Year is always a time for new beginnings. Are you ready to make money resolutions that stick? Eliminating debt, learning new spending habits, or building savings are choices that can change your life. They can…

read more

Happy Holidays & Our Holiday Hours

Dec 20, 2021

Dear Community, There’s no place like New York, and there’s no one like a New Yorker. We are proud to be a community bank in the greatest city in the world. #NewYorkStrong Please note that on December 24th, our branches…

read more

Investing in Us to Invest in YOU

Dec 17, 2021

Proud to Be Included in the U.S. Treasury’s Emergency Capital Investments Program and a Recipient of New Awards from the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. Did you know that we’re a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)? It’s a…

read more

The Launch of Our E-Bike Loan Program!

Dec 06, 2021

We have exciting news! In 2022, we will be expanding our Employee Opportunity Loan Program to include an E-bike loan option. This week, we “soft”  launched the Equitable Commute Project (ECP), a partnership between NYU, the Hope Program, Electric Avenue,…

read more

Free GreenPath Financial Wellbeing Resources for Our Customers

Nov 23, 2021

We are proud to announce a partnership with GreenPath that provides our customers access to their excellent financial education resources. GreenPath is a national nonprofit focused on financial wellbeing for everyone, and their mission is to empower people to lead…

read more

Three Reasons Why Having a Healthy Credit Score is Essential to Financial Freedom

Oct 26, 2021

Perhaps you, like many of us, find credit confusing. Maybe you aren’t familiar with credit and its uses — perhaps you have never had access to beneficial information, getting conflicting advice, or are new to our financial system. While we…

read more

Providing Healthier Financial Alternatives One Personal Checking Account at a Time

Oct 26, 2021

We became the first community bank in The Bronx, New York, in over 30 years on purpose. The Bronx has the highest share of unbanked and underbanked households in New York City. Approximately 21.8% of adults in The Bronx are…

read more

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…

read more

5 Reasons to Get an IDNYC

Oct 06, 2021

Having an ID is crucial for so many reasons when navigating New York City. However, many young people and foreign-born US residents don’t have state or city IDs. Fortunately, New York City offers IDNYC, a municipal identification that allows New…

read more

Start Saving: How Our Personal Savings Account Can Help You Achieve Financial and Personal Freedom

Sep 23, 2021

It’s never the wrong time to save for the future. Having personal savings that you can dip into for your future or in case of an emergency is the key to a robust financial future. But saving, especially in a…

read more

United Neighborhood Houses: Building Stronger Communities Together

Sep 22, 2021

In pre-COVID times, settlement houses worked tirelessly to address inequalities in our communities by providing vital services that include housing assistance, meal delivery, job training, and mental health support. Now, in a pandemic crisis that has both exposed and exacerbated…

read more