Moving forward the right way: 2013 Progress Report

In the past three and a half years, we have made exceptional progress toward our goal of building a strong and sustainable institution that serves the needs of our customers and communities.

In 2013, we worked hard to accelerate our progress in meeting those goals, and we’re proud to share the results of those efforts in Urban Partnership Bank’s 2013 Progress Report.

Please click on the report below to see how we are making progress every day.

Moving forward the right way

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Maintaining Our Commitment and Resolve: 2014 Progress Report

In 2013, Urban Partnership Bank introduced a new, long-term business strategy designed to strengthen our bank and the communities we serve.

That strategy has three main objectives:
• Increase our commercial lending
• Transform our approach to retail banking
• Expand our commitment to our communities

In 2014, we continued to make significant progress toward all three objectives. The result is that we are serving our customers more effectively and building a stronger financial foundation for our future. And we are expanding our impact in our communities, growing businesses, creating jobs, and helping to build stronger, healthier neighborhoods.

Please click on the report below to see how we are maintaining our commitment to rebuilding and servicing our communities every day.

Maintaining Our Commitment and Resolve

2015 Annual Report

The Difference We're Making: 2012 Progress Report


In 2012, Urban Partnership Bank made exceptional progress toward building a strong, sustainable bank to serve our customers and support our communities. The Bank's 2012 Progress Report highlights these milestones.

Please click on the report below to see how we are making progress every day.

The Difference We're Making

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Urban Partnership Bank

We are an FDIC-insured community development financial institution [CDFI] and minority depository institution [MDI] with over $600 million in assets.

We are proud to be one in a select group of fewer than 100 community development banks in the nation to be certified with the CDFI designation, and one of roughly 40 financial institutions in the U.S. that are certified as both an MDI and CDFI.

Certified CDFIs such as Urban Partnership Bank serve economically distressed communities and underserved people by providing access to financial services and products that are often unavailable. CDFIs are community-based organizations, including banks and credit unions that spur economic growth and development by offering a wide range of responsible affordable financial services.

So, working hand in hand with like-minded individuals, businesses, nonprofits, foundations and faith-based organizations, we strive to be catalysts for positive change.

It starts with the Community Reinvestment Act

Through this commitment we're able to meet the financial needs and promote affordable, responsible banking products to individuals and businesses people in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.

This translates to credit, capital and other financial services and sustainable growth opportunities otherwise unavailable in economically distressed urban areas.

It also means a sharp focus on technology upgrades will result in even better service for UPB customers who prefer to bank via computer, smart phone, mobile app, etc.

We'll never stop advocating for people

The designation as a CDFI reaffirms our mission to understand the economic needs of our communities, our commitment to build stronger ones, and our dedication to improve people's lives and future. To realize this mission again and again, we will:

  • provide financial products and services that are otherwise unavailable to underserved communities
  • spur economic growth and development through our wide range of responsible, affordable financial services and technology
  • partner with community organizations and individuals to:
    • increase commercial activities that connect to the regional economy
    • develop affordable apartments and homes for purchase
    • grow small and midsize businesses and new jobs
    • support nonprofits including faith-based and foundations

Our Community Partners

All About Kids Learning Academy
Investing in Communities []
Northern Trust

Our Community Programs

Back to School Supply Drive
Community Shred Day
Money Smart Week
Winter Clothing Drive for Kids
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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