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Columbia Bank Opens Second Branch in Newark

Newark Opening Columbia Bank scaled

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is pleased to announce its commitment to foster the Newark,  New Jersey community, by opening a second branch in the city. Located at 260 Chestnut Street in the Ironbound  section, the venue, which offers full-service personal and business banking including drive-up amenities, is Columbia  Bank’s 62nd location.  

Official “Grand Opening” festivities will begin on December 20, 2021 with special promotions such as low fee/affordable  mortgages, savings on closing costs, and cash bonuses for opening a personal or business checking account, designed  to help businesses grow and the neighborhood flourish.  

The new branch has been designed around an enhanced customer experience featuring the latest in banking  technology, including a video message screen, digital rate display and an “Intelligent ATM,” plus a modern interior  design, private conference areas, and a coin counter.  

As part of Columbia Bank’s community support efforts, the company is hosting its “Banking for a Cause” program. For  each new checking or savings account opened at the location, $10 will be donated to one of the following Newark based charities/non-profits of the customer’s choice:  

ICC – Ironbound Community Center  

Ironbound Soccer Club  

Love and Charity in Action  

The Salvation Army Ironbound Boys & Girls Club  

Furthermore, on February 28, 2022, the donations will be tallied, and  

Columbia Bank will provide additional funds to the designated local  


$2,500 given to the charity that receives the most donations  

$1,000 given to the charity with the 2nd most donations  

$500 given to the charity with the 3rd most donations  

$250 given to the charity with the 4th most donations  

Said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, “We’re  

thrilled to expand our banking in Newark with a second branch in the city.  

We’re committed to making more banking options available for area 

residents and businesses and help the community thrive.” Kemly added,  

“Supporting local charities is always part of our banking culture. We’re  excited to celebrate the opening by assisting several organizations in need.”  

About Columbia Bank  

Columbia Bank’s Newest Location – 260 Chestnut Street  Newark, NJ. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Bank

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Fair Lawn, NJ, Columbia Bank has 62 full-service branch networks spanning the  state of New Jersey, an asset base of approximately $9.1 billion. Columbia Bank offers a full suite of consumer and  commercial products, including online and mobile banking, localized lending centers as well as title, investment and  wealth management services. For more information about Columbia Bank’s complete line of products and services, visit Follow Columbia Bank on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & Linked In.  


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