Small Chicago Bank, Walmart Find Common Bond in Inner-City Clients

Urban Partnership Bank's plans to open a branch inside a Walmart store in a revitalizing Chicago neighborhood show how two very different institutions decided they would be a good fit after listening to their customers.

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Wall Street-owned Urban Partnership Bank officially a minority bank

Urban Partnership Bank has accomplished something its predecessor, ShoreBank, never did: It's obtained federal recognition as a minority depository institution.

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People on the Move: Kimberly Jones to Lead UPB Government Relations

News that Kimberly Jones was named Urban Partnership Bank’s Director of Government Relations is featured in the March 13 issue of the Chicago Defender. An announcement also ran earlier this year in Crain’s Chicago’s section with the same name, "People on the Move."

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Chicago Bank Looks to Craft Identity Through Community Development

Two-and-a-half years after its acquisition of the failed Shorebank's assets, Urban Partnership Bank is in the process of defining itself to stand out in a competitive industry.

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Urban Partnership Bank will provide access to financial services and support to distressed neighborhoods in order to help transform distressed neighborhoods into strong, stable communities.

- David Vitale
Chairman, Urban Partnership Bank