Technology has made all of our lives easier, but there is still no substitution for a personal connection. Todays, banks have all the technical bells and whistles, but many have lost their connection to their customers and communities. But, real community banking, where you know your banker by name and you consider him/her your partner is still possible, even in a city as big as New York. Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), a relatively new entry into the NYC market, has been developing partnerships with its customers for over 100 years. With its 5 Star rating, it is considered one of the top community banks in the country.
BNB was founded in the Hamptons in 1910, by the farmers and merchants who established the local towns and villages of Long Island’s East End. Those business owners wanted local bankers, who understood their business and could provide the financing necessary to help them successfully manage and expand. Since then, BNB has grown in size and influence. Today, with 40 branches, across Long Island and into Manhattan and Queens, BNB has brought its community banking commitment to businesses and individuals as diverse as the neighborhoods they make up. And since New York is a city of neighborhoods full of entrepreneurs and thriving business, a community bank like BNB is a welcome addition to the financial landscape. BNB’s move into New York includes a branch office at 12 East 52nd Street, a loan office at 1450 Broadway and a Queens location 43-01 Bell Boulevard.
Banking with BNB is a true partnership. Its relationship based model offers flexible programs designed to help both commercial and individual customers meet their financial goals. Lending is proactive, and decisions are always local – made by a lending team that understands the marketplace and the unique challenges of the area. Of course, BNB offers a full menu of banking products and services including effective technologies like online banking, online bill pay, remote deposit capture and lockbox, as well as the traditional menu of deposit and loan products. In addition, Title Insurance is offered through Bridge Abstract and investment direction is provided by Bridge Financial Services. BNB also is a preferred SBA Lender and has an active Equipment Financing Department.
The role of a community bank is not simply the financial responsibility it holds for its customers. BNB has a long tradition of engaged involvement in each community it serves. Its rich heritage includes supporting programs and initiatives that not only promote local business, but support the non-profit organizations that contribute to the quality of life for individuals in need and the neighborhoods they come from. From NPO’s focusing on the environment, education, healthcare, social services, youth programs and the arts. BNB support includes not only donations and grants, but thousands of volunteer hours contributed by its staff of over 500 bankers. Take a closer look at BNB, visit www.bridgenb.com