The Bank of Castile
Founded in 1869, The Bank of Castile is a full-service, locally-managed community bank with 16 branches serving Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Orleans and Monroe Counties in Western New York.
HONORING A TRADITION OF LONG-TERM VALUE AND TRUST
Today, we continue to honor the mission we began more than 140 years ago - to provide long-term value and earn the trust of the clients and community we serve. The Bank of Castile did not participate in subprime lending nor in any subprime-related investments. We did not take funds from the government’s TARP program and we remain strong and well capitalized.
ACTIVELY LENDING TO OUR COMMUNITY’S FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES
Despite what you may have read about the banking industry curtailing lending during the current recession, The Bank of Castile continues to be active in making home mortgage and business loans. As a community bank, we reinvest the deposits we hold as loans to local businesses and families, helping the economy and employment in this area. Our credit decisions are made locally, by experienced lenders who know our clients personally and the area’s economy first-hand.
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY’S ORGANIZATIONS
The Bank of Castile is dedicated to enhancing the vitality of this community through the support of numerous local economic, arts, education, and health-related organizations. Additionally, our employees contribute countless hours of community service and fundraising activities for area organizations.
RANKED AMONG THE NATION’S STRONGEST AND MOST STABLE BANKS
The Bank of Castile was again recognized by Bauer Financial, an independent ratings firm, as among the nation's strongest banks. We remain on its 4-Star Recommended (Excellent) list in 2013. To make the list, banks are rated on their overall financial picture, performance, strength and stability. These "recommended" banks are said to be operating well above regulatory capital requirements.
BACKED BY THE STRENGTH AND CAPABILITIES OF TOMPKINS FINANCIAL
The Bank of Castile is also backed by the strength and capabilities of our parent company, Tompkins Financial Corporation, a $5 billion in assets holding company. Through our affiliation with Tompkins Financial, we are able to offer our clients the best in banking services, increased lending capabilities, innovative services like Remote Deposit for business – plus, other high-quality financial services, such as insurance, investment management and financial planning - delivered with the professional expertise and personal service for which all Tompkins Financial companies are known.
Tompkins Financial Corporation retains its long-term focus.
- Profitable for 59 consecutive years
- Increased revenue for 56 consecutive years
- Paid cash dividends for more than 80 consecutive years
- Increased cash dividends for 24 consecutive years
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James W. Fulmer
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer