Urban Partnership CEO: Rules Spurring ‘Fear Factor’ Among Banks

May 1, 2014 (Chicago, IL)-- On May 1, a column posted on Bloomberg, the global business and financial information media outlet, featured comments from William  Farrow, President & CEO about community banking and regulations. The full interview and more in-depth version covering a variety of topics will be featured in Bloomberg’s electronic newsletter slated for distribution in June.  

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Would-be homebuyers are stuck on the fence

April 21, 2014 (Chicago, IL)-- The front page story of Sunday’s Chicago Tribune’s business section explores some of the obstacles homebuyers are trying to overcome in order to obtain a responsible mortgage, despite the improved housing market. The article, pasted below, includes comments from Levoi K. Brown, Chief Banking Officer.      

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Banking the Unbanked Isn't Easy

March 19, 2014 (Chicago, IL)-- Medill Reports recently posted “Banking the Unbanked Isn’t Easy,” an article on the challenges and high costs of small loans for the unbanked.  Levoi K. Brown, Chief Banking Officer points out the risk of these loans fostering additional debt that often the unbanked can ill afford.  

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Urban Partnership Bank Sells Its South Shore Branch and Will Close in March

February 26, 2014 (Chicago, IL)-- The February 26 weekly online and newspaper edition of the Chicago Citizen features Urban Partnership Bank’s new initiatives including, the launch of upbAnywhere and the emphasis on commercial lending as well as the plans for the South Shore financial center. 

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Urban Partnership Bank Launches New Initiatives to Strengthen Bank and Communities

December 16, 2013 (Chicago, IL)--William Farrow, President and CEO of Urban Partnership Bank, announced today new strategies and initiatives to bolster the bank’s commercial banking business and reposition its branch banking services. These initiatives are designed to build sustainable profitability for the bank and a strong financial foundation for its customers and urban communities.

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Why Urban Partnership Bank is downscaling

Three years after taking over the assets, deposits and mission of failed low-income neighborhood lender ShoreBank, Urban Partnership Bank is casting a far smaller shadow than its predecessor as it struggles to achieve the elusive goal of profitability.

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Chicago Sky Give Words of Wisdom to Young Black Girls

A recent visit to the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School by the WNBA Chicago Sky’s head coach Pokey Chatman and the Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne arranged by Urban Partnership Bank’s Corporate Responsibility team, is featured in the current issue of the Chicago Crusader newspaper and website.

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Chicago Sky, Urban Partnership Bank announce pact

The Chicago Sky and Urban Partnership Bank have teamed up on a deal that makes the South Side minority lender an official banking, financial services and marketing partner of the WNBA franchise.

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Urban Partnership in Chicago Receives Minority Designation

Urban Partnership Bank in Chicago has been designated a minority depository institution (MDI) by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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Our new branches reflect our mission to make a difference in the lives of our customers and communities

- William Farrow
Former President and CEO, Urban Partnership Bank