We Get You: Banking Designed to Fit Your Needs


Brooklyn Children’s Museum thanks PCB for covering admission for thousands of Brooklyn families (Sept.24,2015).

We partner with a variety of organizations like BronxWorks, Brooklyn Children’s MuseumHarlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc (HEAF) and Operation Hope, Inc to support programs that promote learning, financial literacy, homeownership, and the development of leadership skills and business acumen for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Group photo of BronxWorks program participants, facilitators, and Popular Community Bank staff.

Group photo of BronxWorks program participants, facilitators, and Popular Community Bank staff (July 2015).

We do this and more because…We Get You! 


Look at the smiles on the faces of HEAF’s future entrepreneurs! #HEAFSQ2015 was a huge success (July 30, 2015).

We know you are always striving for more and so are we. Our ultimate goal is to provide convenient banking services designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.

  • Popular Mobile App- Check balances, make transfers, pay bills, find nearby branches and Allpoint ATM locations.
  • Popular Business Mobile App- Make transfers, pay bills, locate Allpoint ATMs, and check balances.
  • Popular Customer Care Line- Dial 1-800-377-0800 Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 12 am EST & Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm EST for assistance with your account.
  • Popular Social Accounts- Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.

Thank you for choosing Popular Community Bank, it is a pleasure to serve you!

Photo Credits: Popular Community Bank and Brooklyn Children’s Museum via Twitter

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Forks Up: #PRMeetsNYC Begins Today!

Popular Community Bank is the Official Event Sponsor of Puerto Rico Meets New York City! 


Fresh red snapper, chicharrones, peas and vinaigrette by Chef Xavier Pacheco of LaJaquita Baya

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Puerto Rico to indulge in authentic cuisine made by the island’s top chefs? Well, you’re in luck! Meets NYC is bringing those chefs to you! #PRMNYC will feature innovative Puerto Rican cuisine and exciting pairings across 12-events throughout the city, so please review the schedule of events and visit MeetsNYC.com to make sure you and your guests have a seat at the table.

Schedule for PRMNYC 2015

Reminder: You must purchase tickets prior to attending each event because they will not be sold at the venues.


A stunning fried cinnamon-scented guinea hen by Chef Pedro Alvarez and Chef Joe Johnson of The Cecil Harlem.

Meets NYC was created to showcase global culinary legacies through the pairing of chefs, wine, and spirits events in NYC. We support their mission and we’re proud to be the Official Event Sponsor of Puerto Rico Meets New York City.

Images Courtesy of MeetsNYC on Instagram

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Foodie Fun: Puerto Rico Meets NYC (#PRMNYC) 9/30 -10/4

Popular Community Bank is the Official Event Sponsor of Puerto Rico Meets New York City! 


Puerto Rico Meets New York City is coming Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2015

Meets NYC 2015 will showcase the authentic flavors of Puerto Rico! This five-day culinary experience will highlight the Caribbean island’s top chefs, food, and rum to be savored by Nuyoricans, foodies, and their friends. Visit MeetsNYC.com to purchase tickets and connect with the chefs.

Schedule for MeetsNYC 2015

Visit http://www.meetsnyc.com for tickets.

This spectacular foodie event was launched in 2014 (Baja Meets NYC) to educate and entertain New Yorkers on the culture, food, and spirits of exotic destinations around the world. We are thrilled to support their mission and look forward to meeting all of you. Follow @MeetsNYC on Twitter to receive the latest updates as the celebration draws near.


Rums of Puerto Rico is a proud sponsor of PRMNYC.

The first dish was made by Chef Kevin Roth of La Estacion in Puerto Rico. The second dish was made by Executive Chef Alexander Smalls and Chef de Cuisine Joe Johnson

The first dish was made by Chef Kevin Roth of La Estacion in Puerto Rico. The second dish was made by Executive Chef Alexander Smalls and Chef de Cuisine Joe Johnson

PRMNYC is brought to you by: Popular Community Bank, Edible Manhattan Brooklyn, Rums of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico: The All-Star Island, Chef Works and Buena Mesa Magazine.

Images by:  MeetsNYC and Shutterstock

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Popular Works: 3 Projects Accomplished in the Month of August


  1. clapping-hands-business-meetingWe joined the Volunteers of America – Greater New York for Operation Backpack. Through the generosity of our employees and customers, we collected 91 backpacks and 3 boxes all filled with school supplies!


    We couldn’t have done this without you!

  2. The summer season is almost over, so we launched the #SummerSavor Giveaways to help our friends make the summer last a little longer. During this campaign, we were able to give away two sets of baseball tickets along with a number of vacation vouchers, which give #SummerSavor winners a 3 day/ 2 night stay in select hotel chains at a reasonable rate.


    Enjoy your tickets and vouchers!

  3. After months of planning and construction, we opened the doors to our new branch on Avenue U! This branch is the launch of our new direction and approach to banking. This branch features Easy Deposit ATMs with extended hours and a digital concierge to make sure your needs are met. If you live, work, or play in Brooklyn, please stop by 2121 Avenue U to see what we’re all about.

    Check-in with the Digital Concierge.

    Images: Shutterstock (1st image) & Popular Community Bank

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3 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know


Ask family and friends to refer a realtor to you.

We can’t quite put our finger on it, but there is something special about the sound of keys on closing day. If you’ve decided to purchase a home here are a few things you should know.

1.) SAVE YOUR MONEY – The more you save, the better. When you find the right home, you’ll want to make your very best offer. We’ve found that cash on hand gives negotiating power to home buyers who find themselves in bidding wars. So, never underestimate the power of the mighty dollar, look to Popular Relationship Savings Accounts to save money and earn more interest along the way.


Stay optimistic. Don’t grow discouraged with the home-buying process.

2.) SECURE FINANCING – Some first-time home buyers make the mistake of looking for a home without securing financing. At this point, the seller can entertain offers from buyers with secured financing, so don’t take the risk, get pre-approved. The value of a pre-approval is considerable when you want an advantage over other buyers within the market. Pre-approval helps buyers like you shop with confidence. Put us to the Mortgage Loan1 Test. We make home loans easy and we’ll help you find the right mortgage for you.


Don’t forget to ask family and friends to help you unpack.

3.) LEARN TO LOVE THE PROCESS – Buying a home is exciting, but it can also be draining if you don’t have a knowledgeable real estate agent or banker on your side. We understand the home-buying process and want to help you navigate the path to your first home. Do you have questions? Find answers in the Frequently Asked Questions: Home Mortgage section or call 1-(877) 244-0172 to speak to a Popular Community Bank Mortgage Consultant.

Happy House Hunting!

*For Informational Purposes Only

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Popular Community Bank Presents: #SummerSavor to Win!

PCB #SummerSavor- Photos

Popular Community Bank presents #SummerSavor to Win!

We have tickets to giveaway and we want to give them to people who know how to have a good time. If you enjoy a day at the ballpark, you can score tickets to watch your favorite New York baseball team. If your idea of a good time is a magical mix of music and drama you can join the excitement with tickets to a Broadway show, but that’s not all! We also have 100 travel vouchers to giveaway! So, show us how you savor your summer to win! Visit the PCB Facebook page and select NOTES to read the terms & conditions of #SummerSavor.

How to enter our #SummerSavor Giveaways:

  1. Take a picture that captures how you savor the summer.
  2. Post the photo to your public Facebook account using #SummerSavor 
  3.  ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page
  4. That’s it, you’ve just entered to win!

Tips to help you win tickets/vouchers:

  • Make sure your Facebook account is public.
  • ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook
  • You must use #SummerSavor in the caption of every photo you submit.
  • Please keep your photos clean and family-friendly.

We look forward to seeing your #SummerSavor photos!










**Terms & Conditions for #SummerSavor are available on the Popular Community Bank Facebook page – select the NOTES tab.**




Images by: Popular Community Bank & Shutterstock

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Popular Community Bank Joins Volunteers of America for Operation Backpack 2015

Thousands of children live with their families in the New York City homeless shelter system and many of them return to school without the supplies they need. From day one, they look and feel different from their classmates. In fact, one of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. Operation Backpack helps close this gap.

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We have teamed up with Volunteers of America- Greater New York to collect 20,000 backpacks for every child living in a shelter, but we need your help. IMAGE 6To join this collective effort, please stop by your local Popular Community Bank to drop-off a brand new backpack by August 10th. Keep in mind, you are welcome to donate a filled backpack specifically for one of the following grade levels: 

  • Pre K-K
  • 1st -4th
  • 5th -8th
  • 9th – 12th

Grade-specific supply lists will be available at your local PCB and online at OperationBackpack-NYC.org. You can also print a Kid-Friendly Shopping List here: Backpack Shopping List.VOA-Children-Operation-Backpack
*Please note: All backpacks and supplies must be collected by sort week (August 10-21st), this is when the backpacks and supplies are sorted and prepped for distribution amongst the shelters.*

We thank you in advance for your generous contributions to Operation Backpack 2015!

Video by: Operation Backpack

Photos courtesy of: Volunteers of America-GNY – Operation Backpack

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Popular Community Bank to Open New Branch on Avenue U

Popular Community Bank on Avenue U

We are pleased to announce that Popular Community Bank is bringing an
innovative banking experience to Avenue U in Brooklyn! Our new technology based branch will reveal an attentive plan of our desire to improve how we deliver financial tools and interact with customers. Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 11.06.33 AM 
We are excited to introduce the design and innovation of our new retail
environment which includes a digital concierge, an application designed to improve the customer experience by allowing them to “check-in” and select one of 5 service categories. This is just one of many features to be launched at our pilot branch in Brooklyn.

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 11.06.59 AMPlease stay tuned for more updates as the August 31st grand opening draws near. We hope all of our customers are excited, Avenue U is the launch of a new direction and promising future for PCB and surrounding communities!

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How to Recover Your Identity with Help from IdentityTheft.gov


Act quickly to limit the damage.

The data breach of the IRS has affected more than 100,000 households. This alarming number has caused many Americans to raise questions about the safety of their most valuable possession, their identity.

Your identity sealed with unique identifiers like a social security number and date of birth are essential to building a life in America, so what should you do when someone steals   such personal information? How do you prove to credit agencies and other trusted organizations that you are a victim of identity theft and what steps should you take to recover your good name? You can find those answers and more on IdentityTheft.gov.

IdentityTheft.gov is the ultimate resource for victims of identity theft. This helpful website provides interactive checklists which guide victims through the recovery process step-by-step. IdentityTheft.gov also provides a number of sample letters, tips, and contact numbers to help you notify affected organizations in a timely manner.

What to do if you receive notice of a data breach

Websites like IdentityTheft.gov were created to empower Americans who suddenly find themselves without a name. If you ever find yourself in an identity theft crisis, act fast, visit IdentityTheft.gov to start your path to recovery.

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News: Popular Community Bank Accepts the IDNYC Card


All New York Residents are eligible for the IDNYC card.

Thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio the largest municipal identification card program has launched in the city of New York. Popular Community Bank is proud to be one of four banks currently accepting the IDNYC card. The IDNYC card serves the residents of New York by functioning as an acceptable and secure form of identification when dealing with law enforcement and when opening bank accounts with financial institutions like Popular Community Bank. The following are frequently asked questions regarding the IDNYC card:

  1. Who is eligible for the IDNYC card? New York City residents age 14 and up, regardless of immigrant status.
  2. Where can I apply for an IDNYC card? There are 12 enrollment centers across the five boroughs. Simply locate the enrollment center closest to you to complete an application.
  3. What are the benefits of the IDNYC card? Cardholders can sign up for FREE one-year memberships at 33 of the city’s top museums, music venues and zoos. The IDNYC card also offers a number of discounts on entertainment, prescription drugs , health centers and local grocery stores. Want more? Discover more benefits by borough.
  4. Which banks accept the IDNYC card? Popular Community Bank, Amalgamated Bank, Carver Federal Savings Bank, and Spring Bank accept the IDNYC card.
  5. How much does the IDNYC card cost? The IDNYC card is FREE to New York residents who apply during the first-year of the program through Dec.31, 2015.

Do you have more questions? Find answers to frequently asked questions on the IDNYC website and be sure to stop by your local Popular Community Bank to open a bank account soon. We look forward to assisting you!

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