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JobsFirstNYC Creates Multistakeholder Collaborative & Access in the Bronx

Mar 05, 2021

JobsFirstNYC, a workforce, and community development organization, has worked for over a decade to support New York City’s most vulnerable populations. Part of their mission is to help young people disenfranchised from work and education due to systemic racism and…

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A Proud Member of The Jerome Avenue Revitalization Collaborative (JARC)

Feb 22, 2021

Standing Together for the Communities of the Bronx In 2018 the Jerome Avenue Corridor was rezoned. Spanning 93 blocks across the South Bronx, the corridor comprises 700 businesses and 93,000 residents. As the most extensive rezoning in our city’s history,…

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Business Checking Account

Feb 18, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, we have helped dozens of small businesses and organizations across New York City acquire loans to keep their doors open. But you don’t have to wait until the next emergency to build a relationship with us–your local…

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Open a Bank Account with Us Remotely

Feb 10, 2021

Having a bank account­– whether it’s a business checking account or a personal savings account­–is critical to maintaining a healthy financial life. The economic downturn combined with the health crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a reminder of the importance…

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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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Thank You for Being a Part of Our Community

Dec 20, 2020

A 2020 Letter of Reflection & Gratitude When we first headquartered in the Bronx, our mission was clear: to create a world where all people have equal access and opportunity to build prosperous futures. Fifteen years later, amidst a global…

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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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