Urban Partnership Bank to Combine Operations with Providence Bank & Trust

Providence Bank & Trust, along with Urban Partnership Bank, today announced that they have reached an agreement for Providence Bank & Trust to acquire Urban Partnership Bank and plan to combine operations.

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Community Investment Is Helping Reverse Chicago Gang Violence

Darrell Hubbard grew up in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, a mostly middle-class neighborhood at the time, only to see it decay due to gang violence. It’s now ranked 11th out of Chicago’s 77 communities in terms of violent crime. 

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Urban Partnership Bank Q42016 Earnings

Urban Partnership Bank has turned its first profit since its 2010 inception.

The South Side bank, which caters to business borrowers in low-income parts of Chicago and Detroit, said that its fourth-quarter profit means it has finally turned the corner after a relentless series of losses that now require it to seek new investors.


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#CyberAware Month is Here!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is led by a coalition of organizations who want to keep you safe and secure online. Follow us and @StaySafeOnline on Facebook and Twitter for tips for your online safety.

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Partnership with The Resurrection Project to bring Workshops to Melrose Park and Bellwood

Our partnership with The Resurrection Project will support our shared communities through free financial seminars, financial tools, and a network of community organizations.

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Urban Partnership Bank becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016 Champion

Urban Partnership Bank announced today that we have become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016. Cyber Security is essential to the financial health of our communities.

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8 Back-to-School Savings Hacks for Parents

Next to holiday gift shopping, American parents spend more money on back-to-school shopping than any other seasonal event. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school report, families routinely spend over $600 come August and September—even though about half of Americans have less than that in a savings account.

Learn how parents can spend within their means while providing everything they can for their children’s education.

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Urban Partnership Bank-supported Intern Conference Promotes Diversity Across Chicago Finance

Two years ago, Urban Partnership Bank helped found the Financial Services Pipeline Initiative to increase “the representation of Latinos and African Americans, at all levels within Chicago’s financial industry”. On July 14th, over 200 interns and professionals from across Chicago’s financial industry filled a conference room at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for the Initiative's third annual Summer Intern Career Conference.

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Crain’s Chicago Business: “A Renewed Chatham?”

Earlier this summer, local officials kicked off the Greater Chatham Initiative, a multi-year, $1.5 million-plus campaign to restore Chatham, spearheaded by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL, 1st District). The Initiative, led by executive director and Chatham native Nedra Fears, will focus on workforce development and real estate development.

How will the Initiative improve Chatham?

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The private investment in this new financial institution demonstrates commitment to restoring the economic vitality of our communities.

- David Vitale
Chairman, Urban Partnership Bank