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Do You Know Where Your Bank Invests Your Dollars?

Oct 07, 2019

The Spring Bank Green Checking Account Climate Week 2019, New York City. Thousands of delegates, environmentalists, and conscious consumers engaged in hundreds of panels, events, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) action-oriented gatherings. Our friends at the Center for Social Innovation hosted…

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Three Ways to Know if You Deposit Your Money in an Ethical Bank

Sep 12, 2019

Corporate social responsibility. Sustainably responsible investing (SRI). Ethical banking. Banks have joined the world of sustainable business. And the language about their on-the-ground environmental and social impact isn’t exactly clear. Banks know the growing LOHAS (Lifestyle on Health and Sustainability)…

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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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Celebrating Our Community, Our Customers & Our Continued Efforts to Create Positive Impact

Sep 05, 2019

Recognized by B Lab as a Best For The World Honoree in Overall, Changemaker, Customers, and Governance It’s a momentous time for us. Not one, but four recognitions from the B Corp movement that affirm our work to create a…

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Let’s Get To Work! We Stand with the B Corp Movement in Response to The Business Roundtable

Aug 31, 2019

There are rare moments in life when the path you’ve chosen is affirmed. The hard work, the commitment, and at times, the uncertainty are validated.  And this week, we at Spring Bank, along with 2500+ of our B Corp peers,…

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A Community Effort to Preserve the South Bronx

Aug 23, 2019

In Partnership with Habitat New York City Community Fund “We have to maintain access. People have a right to live here, to build families here. If we don’t have a preservation mindset, we will cease to be New York City,”…

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Green Jobs and Financial Literacy in the Bronx: The HOPE Program & Sustainable South Bronx

Aug 16, 2019

Una de las cosas que más nos gusta de ser un banco comunitario son nuestros socios comunitarios. Tenemos el privilegio de trabajar con docenas de defensores y líderes sin fines de lucro en un esfuerzo colectivo para redefinir la narrativa…

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Green Jobs and Financial Literacy in the Bronx: The HOPE Program & Sustainable South Bronx

Aug 16, 2019

One of the things we love most about being a community bank is our community partners. We are privileged to work with dozens of advocates and nonprofit leaders in a collective effort to redefine the economic narrative of the Bronx.…

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Good for the Planet. Good for Your Wallet. The Spring Bank Green Checking Account

Aug 05, 2019

Summertime in New York City. It’s one of the best times of the year to enjoy the city. From Shakespeare in the Park to outdoor festivals on Governors Island, and live concerts in Prospect Park, free events in every borough.…

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Creating Accessibility with 24/7 Access to Your Money: The Spring Bank Mobile App

Jul 18, 2019

Financial inclusion. We hope that if you know about our humanized approach to banking, you also know that we are committed to building financially inclusive communities. We believe every New Yorker deserves an equal opportunity to build credit and long-term…

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What If Your Job Could Be Your Credit Score?

Jul 09, 2019

A piece by Oscar Perry Abello of Next City A few weeks ago, we celebrated a milestone- surpassing the 1000 loan mark in our Employee Opportunity Loan program and providing credit to New York City and Westchester workers when they…

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