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Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

Dec 20, 2020

We want to extend our warmest wishes to you and your family in a season when our holiday celebrations might look a little different. The holidays are a time to be thankful, reflect, and look to the future with renewed…

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Our Personal Savings Account

Dec 17, 2020

No one is immune from a financial emergency. COVID-19 has shown us this. But according to a Bankrate survey, just 40 percent of Americans can cover an unexpected $1,000 expense.  One of the key pillars of financial stability is counting…

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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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Our Green & Personal Checking Account

Dec 11, 2020

It was an easy decision for us to join the Bank for Good movement, a coalition of community banks, credit unions, and climate-friendly institutions that have divested from fossil fuels and are investing in their communities. Additionally, since Earth Day…

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Become an Ariva Tax Prep Volunteer

Dec 03, 2020

As one of the few banks headquartered in the Bronx, New York, we are devoted to serving our borough’s needs.  Thankfully, we partner with dozens of community-based organizations with the same commitment. Since we opened our doors, Ariva has been…

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Bank for Good: Join Us in a National Movement

Dec 03, 2020

We are committed to a world where all people have equal access and opportunity to build prosperous futures. And when we say all people, we mean everyone, even those who don’t bank with us. As the climate crisis causes temperatures…

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Our Small Business Account Programs

Nov 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to challenge small businesses in New York City, we want to remind you that we are here for you. As a small business ourselves, we can relate—we are in this together. We are committed…

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Harlem Restauranteurs, Jeannie & Alper Uynaik, Fight For Their Employees & Give Back During the Pandemic

Nov 19, 2020

A Small Business Story “I just told myself, if we do the right thing, we will survive,” Jeannie Uyanik says. “Throughout this whole ordeal, we have told ourselves that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we…

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Something For Everyone at Spring Bank

Nov 12, 2020

The pandemic has forced all of us to make changes to our daily habits. From wearing masks to social distancing, we are all doing our best to stay safe during this pandemic. As the first B Corp bank in New…

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$86.6M for Nonprofits & NYC Organizations: Our PPP Lending Program

Nov 02, 2020

Photo Credit: Ultranauts, NY Times As a mission-driven, community-based bank, we prioritize our neighbors and the unique financial needs of the Bronx and Harlem. Since the day we opened our doors in the South Bronx over thirteen years ago, we…

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A Financial Empowerment & Benefits Program for Your Employees, Just in Time for the Holidays.

Oct 22, 2020

Our Employee Financial Empowerment Program   The holiday season can be a stressful time. The hustle and bustle of celebrations and gift-purchasing now combined with economic hardship caused by a global pandemic are in one word­: overwhelming. We want to…

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Maintenance-Free Checking & Lending Options for Nonprofit Organizations in New York City

Oct 22, 2020

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

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