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Colonial American Bank Featured in New Jersey Banker Magazine

We are pleased to be featured in the Fall 2012 issue of New Jersey Banker Magazine. Click here to read article.

Colonial American Bank Adds SBA Lending to Service Offerings

September 18, 2012, Shrewsbury, NJ  – Colonial American Bank (CAB) announces the addition of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program to its commercial banking services for small to middle market companies in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Andrew Glatz, Toms River, has joined the management team as Senior Vice President, SBA Lending, bringing over 20 years of SBA lending and banking industry experience to the program.  Dave Clerkin, Monroe, joins CAB as SBA Underwriter.

"Small businesses are the engine that drives the U.S. economy.  We know that in today’s economic climate, both start-up and existing small businesses need accessible funding to pursue new opportunities for growth," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO. "At Colonial American Bank, we make all of our decisions at the local level and have the flexibility to customize loans and provide sound financial solutions for our business customers.”

For more information about the SBA program, please contact Andrew Glatz at 732-945-4230, aglatz@colonialamericanbank.com

North Middletown Couple Wins Kindle Fire in Colonial American Bank Coin Count Promotion

Neary's Count Your Change WinnersAugust 6, 2012 – Middletown, NJ – Colonial American Bank presented a Kindle Fire to Joseph and Elaine Neary of North Middletown, winners of the “Count Your Change” promotion at the Middletown branch.  Community members were invited to stop by the branch and use the state of the art Change Exchange coin machine to count their loose change. The coin receipts entitled each person to one entry per day to enter to win a Kindle Fire.

"We invite the community to use our coin machine free of charge and visit our customer-centric bank," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO. “The Middletown branch also features a public WiFi area; cookie and coffee bar; customer friendly banquettes for all service needs; LCD information screens; and state of the art conference room with a flat screen TV for presentations.”

 For more information, call 732- 275-6900 or visit the Middletown branch at 1405 Route 35 North in the Middletown Plaza.

 

Colonial American Bank Welcomes Three New Board Members

July 25, 2012, Horsham, PA – Colonial American Bank announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors; Carmen M. Penta, James G. Aaron and Mark R. Aikins.

"We are pleased to add the skills and talent of three highly seasoned professionals to the Bank’s Board of Directors,” said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO of Colonial American Bank. “These three gentlemen bring a wealth of experience in community banking and their expertise will prove invaluable to the Bank as it moves forward in the next phase of its growth.” Read full story here.

Colonial American Bank Presents Donations from Food Drive to Middletown Helps Its Own --Middletown Resident Wins Kindle Fire

MHIO Food DonationsJuly 12, 2012 – Colonial American Bank ended its two-month food drive for Middletown Helps Its Own with a presentation of collected donations to Don Skrivanek, president of Middletown Helps Its Own.

"Colonial American Bank wanted to provide assistance to a local charity in conjunction with the grand opening of our Middletown branch on May 5," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO.  "Our bank customers, staff and the community were very generous in donating food to support Middletown Helps Its Own to help local families in need.”

Community members who donated food to the effort received an entry to the drawing for a Kindle Fire. Lisa Borghese, EVP, Chief Lending Officer, drew the winner on June 30, and the bank presented the Kindle Fire to Middletown resident, Anthony Misuielli.

For more information, call 732- 275-6900,  visit the Middletown branch at 1405 Route 35 North in the Middletown Plaza.
For more information about Middletown Helps Its Own, visit  their website.

 

Colonial American Bank Receives “A” Rating for Loans to Small Businesses

June 15, 2012 – Colonial American Bank announces it has received an “A”, or “Excellent” rating for lending to small businesses from bankinggrades.com, a proprietary online tool that grades every bank on its commitment to small business lending. The “A” rating signifies that a bank invests 25% or more of its deposits in small business loans.  Colonial American Bank is ranked 491 out of 6,716 banks in America.

"Colonial American Bank is committed to helping small businesses in our community and we are pleased to be in the top seven percent of banks who were rated for making small business loans," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO.  "By making decisions at the local level, we are able to focus on creating relationships with businesses and provide flexibility to customize loans and deposit services to meet their needs.”

According the web site, Banking Grades is a proprietary online tool that grades every bank on its commitment to small business lending. Banking Grades is based on data gathered from quarterly FDIC call reports.  Every bank regulated by the FDIC is required to submit loan data on a quarterly basis.  A Banking Grade is determined by dividing; (1) the total dollar value of loans made by a bank under $1,000,000 by (2) the total amount of domestic deposits held by said bank. “Based on our experience of helping small businesses find financing, we believe that a one million dollar loan is a good barometer of small business lending,” explains Ami Kassar, CEO of MultiFunding, a small business financial advisory firm. Banking Grades is sponsored by Hana Small Business Lending, The Receivables Exchange and IOU Central.

For more information on small business loans, please contact Lisa Borghese or Scott McLaughlin at 732-391-4171 or lborghese@colonialamericanbank.com or smclaughlin@colonialamericanbank.com or visit www.colonialamericanbank.com.

Middletown Branch Celebrates Grand Opening

Middletown Ribbon CuttingMay 11, 2012 – Colonial American Bank held the grand opening of its new Middletown branch office on Saturday, May 5, 2012, with Middletown Mayor Anthony P. Fiore cutting the ribbon to start the day long celebration.

Community members toured the bank which features a public WiFi area; cookie and coffee bar; customer friendly banquettes for all service needs; LCD information screens; a state of the art coin counter; and state of the art conference room with flat screen TV for presentation needs. Activities included face painting, balloon sculptures, refreshments and giveaways. Salvatore Sassano was announced as the winner of the iPad 3 giveaway.

"We had an overwhelming response from the public, friends and family who joined us in a day of celebration," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO.  "We look forward to serving our customers in Middletown and the surrounding areas and participating and contributing to the community.”

For more information, call 732- 275-6900 or visit www.colonialamericanbank.com.

Join Us for Our Grand Opening May 5th in Middletown

April 18, 2012 – Colonial American Bank will hold a grand opening celebration of its new Middletown branch office on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 1405 Route 35 North in the Middletown Plaza.

Mayor Anthony P. Fiore will kick-off the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Bank representatives will provide tours of the customer-centric bank featuring the public WiFi area; cookie and coffee bar; customer friendly banquettes for all service needs; LCD information screens; state of the art coin counter; and state of the art conference room with flat screen TV for presentation needs.

"The much anticipated opening of the Middletown branch will offer customers a unique banking experience with value-added products, services and rates," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO.  "We welcome Patricia Zilly, well regarded in the banking community, as our branch manager and her team of local, friendly bankers who look forward to serving our customers in Middletown and the surrounding communities."

Activities during the grand opening will include face painting, balloon sculptures, refreshments and giveaways.  Members of the community can enter to win prizes in three drawings.

An iPad 3 will be given to one lucky winner at the conclusion of the grand opening on May 5, at 3 p.m. Enter to win by visiting the bank for a free entry. No purchase necessary. Only one entry per day, per bank visit. The promotion runs from March 14 – May 5, 2012.

Two ways to enter to win a Kindle Fire!

Help us collect food donations for Middletown Helps Its Own. Receive one entry per bank visit with a canned/dry food donation. Drawing will be June 30, 2012.

Bring your loose change and use the Colonial American Bank coin counter. Each customer's coin receipt will provide you one entry into the drawing for a Kindle Fire on July 29, 2012. Only one entry per day, per bank visit.

For more information, call 732- 275-6900 or visit www.colonialamericanbank.com

Nancy Mazza Featured in Monmouth County Woman

Nancy Mazza, EVP, Retail Banking, is featured in the March/April issue of Monmouth County Woman newspaper. Click here to read more.

Lisa Borghese and Scott McLaughlin Join Colonial American Bank

February 21, 2012 - Horsham, PA – Colonial American Bank is pleased to announce that Lisa Borghese and Scott McLaughlin, both of Middletown, have joined the Bank’s loan department.  The Bank’s first Monmouth County office will be located on Route 35 in Middletown Plaza, Middletown, slated to open in March 2012.

Borghese, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, is responsible for oversight of the loan department including consumer and commercial loan growth.  Borghese brings 25 years of experience effectively working with individuals and businesses in Monmouth County by providing financing and banking services to consumer and commercial customers.

McLaughlin, Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender, is responsible for the growth and management of the commercial loan portfolio of the Bank. He brings nearly 30 years of professional experience in the areas of business development, credit knowledge and management.

"We are pleased to add the skills and talent of two seasoned professionals to the Bank’s senior management team,” said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO of Colonial American Bank. "Lisa and Scott bring to the bank over 50 years combined highly successful lending experience and local knowledge of the business banking needs in Monmouth County.”

For more information about Colonial American Bank's loan programs, contact Lisa or Scott at 732-391-4171.

Colonial American Bank Now Offering Residential Mortgages

November 29, 2011 - Horsham, PA – Colonial American Bank is pleased to announce that it now offers residential mortgages through Aurora Financial Group, Inc., a licensed mortgage banker and licensed second mortgage lender. 

"We are excited to be expanding our product offering in the residential mortgage area," said Anthony Giordano, III, President and CEO of Colonial American Bank. "By providing our customers with an additional source of competitively priced home financing, they can take advantage of historically low interest rates whether they are refinancing, buying a new home or a second residence.”

Customers interested in a residential mortgage or home equity financing should call either Sharon Franklin, VP, Branch Manager, at 732-693-5455 or Kevin Gehring, VP, Branch Manager, at 267-614-1035.