USB in the News
Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia Merkle elected First Woman Chair of the Connecticut Bankers Association
Danbury, CONN. (September 23, 2019) – Cynthia Merkle, President and CEO of Union Savings Bank, was elected to serve as the first woman chair of the Connecticut Bankers Association (CBA) at their annual meeting and conference on September 21, 2019. Cynthia takes over the Chair position from previous Chair, Steven Lewis.
“I am honored to be elected as the first woman Chair in the Association’s 120-y…
Union Savings Bank to Host Security Solutions for Seniors Seminar
What: Union Savings Bank and the Southbury Public Library are hosting Security Solutions for Seniors, a community seminar for senior citizens, at the Southbury Public Library on July 11 at 1:00 pm. Terry Shanahan, Union Savings Bank Assistant Vice President Security/BSA Officer, will be presenting on key topics affecting financial security for senior citizens, including how to choose the right…Read More
Union Savings Bank BSA Manager Earns Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Certification and Forty Under 40 Award from Fairfield County Business Journal
Danbury, CONN. (July 8, 2019) – Godiva Cadena, Bank Secrecy Act Manager for Union Savings Bank, recently earned her professional accreditation as a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS). Considered the gold standard in anti-money laundering certifications, CAMS creates a standardized risk-based approach for money laundering threats and financial crimes risk. She was also recognized by …Read More
Union Savings Bank Elects Four New Corporators
DANBURY (May 2, 2019) – Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia C. Merkle and Chairman of the Board Jeff Levine are pleased to announce the addition of four new corporators who were elected at Union Savings Bank’s recent annual meeting.
“In addition to being highly regarded executives, our new corporators are outstanding members of our community,” said Merkle. “As such, they will serve as amb…
Union Savings Bank Welcomes Robert Monti as New SVP, Residential and Consumer Lending
Danbury (April 2, 2019) – Union Savings Bank announces the addition of Robert Monti as Senior Vice President, Residential and Consumer Lending. He will be based in Danbury at the 126 North Street branch.
“Robert is an exciting addition to the Residential and Consumer Lending team,” said Cynthia Merkle, President and CEO of Union Savings Bank. “His substantial experience in mortgage banking combine…
City of Danbury, Union Savings Bank Offer Relief to Federal Employees and Families Affected by Shutdown
Bank to waive monthly fees, offer interest-free loans and conduct food drive
Danbury (January 17, 2019) – Mayor Mark Boughton, the City of Danbury and Union Savings Bank announced in a press conference earlier today that they will be offering several initiatives to provide relief for federal employees and their families affected by the government shutdown.
“Union Savings Bank is here to help our c…
The Union Savings Bank Foundation Granted Over $200,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations
2018 grant recipients gather for a photo during the annual USB Foundation Reception that took place on November 6, 2018.Danbury (November 27, 2018) – As part of Union Savings Bank’s commitment to making meaningful and positive contributions to individuals, families, businesses and the communities it serves, the USB Foundation recently distributed nearly $203,000 to 18 non-profit organizations.
Union Savings Bank Adds South Street Elementary School to USB Teachers’ Closet School Supply Program
Bank delivers donated supplies to elementary school principal, teachers
DANBURY, (October 18, 2018) – Union Savings Bank is excited to announce the addition of South Street Elementary School to its USB Teachers’ Closet school supply program. Cynthia Merkle, President and CEO of Union Savings Bank, and Michele Bonvicini, Director of Community Relations of Union Savings Bank, delivered the first rou…
Union Savings Bank Kicks Off its 2018 USB Teachers’ Closet School Supply Drive
Program grows to include a signature sponsor and new social media driven elements
DANBURY, (August 8, 2018) – Union Savings Bank is excited to kick off its 2018-2019 USB Teachers’ Closet Supply Drive by announcing the addition of new social media-driven elements that will encourage greater community participation and will drive monetary donations.
“We are thrilled to kick off the new school year w…
Union Savings Bank Selects Four New Corporators
DANBURY, (MAY 3, 2018) – Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia C. Merkle and Chairman of the Board Jeff Levine are pleased to announce the election of four new corporators at Union Savings Bank’s recent annual meeting.
“As corporators, these four local business leaders will serve as ambassadors and community liaisons for Union Savings Bank,” said Merkle. “We are thrilled to bring them on bo…
Union Savings Bank Expands Solutions Team into Canton Providing Customized Banking Solutions
CANTON, (February 21, 2018) – Customers in Canton now have access to additional financial services right within the convenience of the community bank, as Union Savings Bank has expanded its Solutions Teams.
Union Savings Bank Solutions Teams are specifically designed to be a one-stop, multidisciplinary group of banking representatives to provide personal banking services and help customers achie…
USB Foundation Grants over $140,000 to Non-profit Organizations in CT
Consistent with Union Savings Bank’s goal of providing support to non-profit organizations in CT that serve and promote overall education to our neighbors, the USB Foundation recently distributed $140,700.
The Foundation grants’ recipients were comprised of community partners that support educational programs including youth development, art and nature education, and the enrichment of lives of tho…
Union Savings Bank Announces Its First Community Hero to Celebrate Employees Whose Volunteering in CT Goes the Extra Mile
Union Savings Bank has a long history of giving back to the community. Today, the bank announced its new Community Hero Award, designed to recognize employees whose selfless dedication to the betterment of others through volunteerism, enriches local communities. In the USB family, it’s in our DNA to be volunteering in CT.
“Community giving? It’s in our DNA,” said Union Savings Bank President and C…
Union Savings Bank Announces Another Successful Share the Love of Reading Book Drive
DANBURY, (July 19, 2017) – Union Savings Bank has continued its ongoing commitment to community service programs by supporting local schools and non-profit organizations with its 2nd annual Share the Love of Reading Book Drive. From March 1, 2017 through May 12, 2017, Union Savings Bank encouraged its employees and customers to join the community activities for children by donating new and gently …Read More
Union Savings Bank Supports Schools in Connecticut with Teachers’ Closet Program
Donates School Supplies to Support Teachers Teachers in Need
DANBURY, (June 28, 2017) – Continuing its ongoing efforts to support schools in Connecticut and organizations in the communities it serves throughout Connecticut, Union Savings Bank today announced it has selected Vogel-Wetmore School in Torrington and Morris Street School in Danbury as the first schools to receive free school supplies …
Union Savings Bank Donates Used Books to Schools in Connecticut
Donations can be made at any Union Savings Bank location
DANBURY, (May 3, 2017) – Union Savings Bank continues its ongoing community commitment by supporting schools in Connecticut and non-profit organizations with its 2nd annual Share the Love of Reading Book Drive. Until May 12th, Union Savings Bank is encouraging everyone in its communities to donate new and gently used books for the K-5th grad…
Union Savings Bank unveils renovated Bethel branch
BETHEL — With features such as transactional pods and teller cash recyclers, it’s no wonder Union Savings Bank’s renovated and redesigned Bethel branch also serves as the community bank’s FutureTrack headquarters.
“I love it. It took a few years of planning, but I think we got it right,“ Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia Merkle said of the branch at 24 Grassy Plain St. “From an engageme…
State banking promotion encourages savings
DANBURY — It’s time to stop splurging and start saving.
Monday marked the start of America Saves Week and the accompanying state initiative Connecticut Saves Week. The week, coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Educational Council, is designed to encourage and support low- and moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt and build wealth to archive their personal financia…
Union Savings Bank in Ridgefield, CT Names Maguire Branch Manager
Union Savings Bank has announced the appointment of Jill M. Maguire as assistant vice president and senior branch manager of the bank’s Ridgefield branch, 100 Danbury Road.
Most recently a retirement planning specialist at Danbury-based Matson Financial Advisors, Maguire spent 18 years at Fairfield County Bank, where she held the titles of branch manager and business development officer.
Preventing Cyber Security Breaches in Merchant Terminals
We recently received information from the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center and the United States Secret Service warning that criminals are targeting merchants who have not upgraded their gas pumps to accommodate EMV. Fuel pump owners should also take steps to protect their customer’s data from credit card skimming devices and …Read More