Founded in 1866, Community Bank, N.A. (National Association) is a commercial bank serving customers in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania. It is a subsidiary of Community Bank System, Inc. and is headquartered in Dewitt, New York. There are over 170 branches.
The Charles Schwab Company got its start as an investment newsletter created in 1963 by Charles (Chuck) Schwab and two partners at the same firm. The newsletter was named Investment Indicator. By 1971, the firm had become a wholly owned subsidiary of Commander Industries, Inc. in the state of California. The company’s mission was to offer traditional brokerage services along with publishing the Schwab Investment newsletter. Soon after, Schwab and four partners acquired Commander Industries and changed its name to Charles Schwab and Company in 1973. Over the years, Charles Schwab has been a pioneer in the financial services field, being the first to offer bank accounts without minimum balance and maintenance fees. Today, Charles Schwab serves over 8.2 million client brokerage accounts, with more than $1.65 trillion in assets from over 300 offices in the United States, one office in Puerto Rico, one branch in London and one branch in Hong Kong.
Founded in 1917, Chemical Bank is a Michigan-based bank with their headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Chemical Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemical Financial Corporation and operates 187 offices spread over the lower peninsula of Michigan. It is the second largest bank in the state.
HSBC was founded in 1865 and has provided customers with service for. HSBC is a global bank that had one of its first banks in Hong Kong in order to trade between Europe and Asia. Their idea was to be a local bank serving international needs. They serve around 51 million customers in 73 countries and territories.
First Commonwealth Bank was founded in 1857 as a financial services company. It is primarily based in Indiana and Pennsylvania. For over 150 years, First Commonwealthhas served the Central Pennsylvania region. First Commonwealth is one of the few stronger banks that did not accept TARP funds in 2008.
BBVA Compass was founded in 1857 and has grown into a leading U.S. banking franchise with operations throughout the sunbelt region and ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share. BBVA Compass has nearly 690 branches and is small-business friendly. The BBVA Compass bank is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc. In addition to servicing the U.S., it also reaches to China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey and the U.K.
Founded in 1853 as the Beneficial Saving Fund Society of Philadelphia, the bank originally tried to give the growing immigrant labor force a safe place to keep their savings. To go along the lines of service, Beneficial Bank lauched what is known as the Beneficial in School Savings Program in 1927 that helps teach children the value of money. As the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia, Beneficial Bank is a full service financial institution with over $5.5 billion in assets and more than 63 branches.
FirstMerit Bank’s oldest branch started out as Old Phoenix National Bank in Medina, Ohio and has been in business since 1845. The next 150 years consisted of Old Phoenix merging with other banks, finally becoming FirstMerit Corporation in 1996 after uniting six subsidiary Ohio banks, forming what is known today as FirstMerit Bank. Asset-wise, FirstMerit is today’s 28th largest commercial bank in the United States. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstMerit Corporation is a $25.1 billion multiple financial services company with 384 banking offices and 412 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania.