USB in the News

Dianne Provenzano Joins Union Savings Bank as Vice President, Head of Treasury Services

October 12, 2022

Danbury, CONN. (October 4, 2022) – Union Savings Bank (USB) announces that Dianne Provenzano has joined the bank as a Vice President, Head of Treasury Services.
Provenzano is responsible for the development, marketing and delivery of the Bank’s non-credit corporate cash management and electronic banking services serving both corporate and municipal customers. She also provides oversight of the sal…

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Union Savings Bank Foundation Donates $350,500 to 38 Connecticut Organizations

September 20, 2022

Danbury, CONN. (September 15, 2022) – The Union Savings Bank (USB) Foundation recently awarded $350,500 in funding to 38 local organizations in Connecticut as part of the 156-year-old, community bank’s ongoing effort to give back to those it serves.
Of the total amount, $254,500 was awarded to 22 non-profit educational programs and $96,000 was donated to 16 food pantries throughout the state.
Awar…

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Liz Kaplan-Weber Joins Union Savings Bank as Vice President, Business Banking Officer

September 09, 2022

Danbury, CONN. (August 29, 2022) – Union Savings Bank (USB) announces that Liz Kaplan-Weber has joined the bank as a VP, Business Banking Officer.
In her new role, Kaplan-Weber is responsible for business development, commercial lending, and financial analysis. She works out of the Southbury office located at 406 Main Street.
Kaplan-Weber brings more than nine years of banking experience to USB. M…

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FutureTrack® by Union Savings Bank, a Goal-Based Planning Service Offers Unique Combination of Personal Coaching, Financial Insights and Digital Tools

September 06, 2022

The service is designed to help consumers plan and stay on track with life goals
Danbury, CONN. (September 7, 2022) – Union Savings Bank, a Danbury, Conn.-based community bank, announces the availability of “FutureTrack® by Union Savings Bank,” a goal-based planning service for customers. The program is designed to help customers achieve a variety of life goals – home ownership, starting a family,…

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Sara Woods Joins Union Savings Bank as Director of Payment Services for Bank’s Innovation Center

July 18, 2022

Danbury, CONN. (June 30, 2022) – Union Savings Bank (USB) announces that Sara Woods has joined the bank as Director, Payment Services for the Bank’s Innovation Center.
In her role, Woods is responsible for the development, management, and revenue stream of payment products, including credit cards, debit cards, cash management, automated clearing house (ACH), demand deposit account (DDA), savings a…

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While Inflation is Making it Tougher for People to Save, Union Savings Bank Aims to Make it Easier with “USB Round Up” Debit Card Savings Tool

June 13, 2022

USB is among the few banks in western Connecticut to offer such a product that’s designed to make saving automatic and effortless.
Danbury, CONN. (June 2, 2022) – Prices are rising at the fastest pace in nearly 40 years, and many U.S. adults say inflation is inhibiting their ability to save money, according to a survey from bankrate.com.  Union Savings Bank (USB) aims to make saving easier with th…

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Union Savings Bank’s Latest Net Promoter Score® Doubles the Banking Industry Average

May 24, 2022

NPS® helps businesses gauge the quality of their customer service.
Danbury, CONN. (May 23, 2022) – For the fifth consecutive year, Union Savings Bank’s Net Promoter Score® has increased, a strong indication that satisfaction among the bank’s customers continues to grow.
According to a study commissioned annually by USB, which was developed by ath Power Consulting, the bank’s Net Promoter Score® (N…

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Union Savings Bank Selects Three New Corporators

May 12, 2022

Danbury, CONN. (May 11, 2022) – Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia C. Merkle and Chair of the Board Lucie Voves are pleased to announce the election of three new corporators at Union Savings Bank’s recent annual meeting.
“We are delighted these three business leaders have joined Union Savings Bank as new corporators,” said Merkle. “Our corporators play a huge role as liaisons with the Co…

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Union Savings Bank Board of Trustees Promotes Jeff McDonough to Executive Vice President

April 15, 2022

Danbury, CONN. (April 14, 2022) – Union Savings Bank (USB) announces that Jeff McDonough has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Community Relations and will join the bank’s Executive Management Committee. He will also continue to serve as a member of the bank’s Management Council. The announcement was made at a recent USB Board of Trustees meeting.
McDonough, whose expe…

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Union Savings Bank Offers Zelle® in Its Mobile App

March 31, 2022

Zelle® Makes it Fast, Safe and Easy to Send Money Digitally to Those you Know and Trust with a Bank Account in the U.S.
Danbury, CT (March 17, 2022) – Union Savings Bank today announced that Zelle® is now live in its mobile app platform. Zelle® enables digital payments for more than 23,000 mobile banking customers.
“At Union Savings Bank, we continuously evaluate new products, services and technol…

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Union Savings Bank 5th Annual Share the Love of Reading Book Drive & Libraries Yield Big Results with Community

March 04, 2022

Danbury, CT (March 3, 2022): As part of its 5th annual “Share the Love of Reading” book drive, Union Savings Bank recently collected over 2,000 new and gently used children’s books from its customers and staff. The books are now available for the public to take and keep at 28 USB branches and offices through the newly created “USB Share the Love of Reading Libraries.”
Union Savings Bank establishe…

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Union Savings Bank Introduces “USB Spending Insights,” a Mobile Banking Tool that Enables Customers to Track Spending and Better Manage Finances

December 01, 2021

USB selected FIS, a global leader in financial services technology to launch the new mobile tool for customers.
Danbury, CT (December 1, 2021) – “USB Spending Insights,” a new AI-powered mobile app tool that enables customers to track spending and better manage their finances, is now available from Union Savings Bank (USB), announced Peter Scotch, SVP, Director of USB’s Innovation Center. Powered …

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Theresa LaRock Joins Union Savings Bank as a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator and Jordan Sanford is Promoted to Residential Mortgage Loan Originator

November 19, 2021

Danbury, CONN. (November 9, 2021) – Union Savings Bank (USB) announces that Theresa LaRock has joined the bank as a residential mortgage loan originator and Jordan Sanford has been promoted to residential mortgage loan originator. Both will support the bank’s growing residential lending business.
“We are excited about the addition of Theresa to our team and Jordan’s new role at USB, as this will h…

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Union Savings Bank Introduces “Early Payday” Service Allowing Customers Access to Paycheck Funds Up to Two Days Earlier

October 14, 2021

Early Payday is free for customers with a USB personal checking account and direct deposit.
Danbury, CT (October 13, 2021) – “Early Payday,” a new service that provides customers quicker access to their paycheck deposits – up to two days early – is now available from Union Savings Bank (USB), announced Peter Scotch, SVP, Director of Innovation Center. The service is free to USB customers that have…

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Allison Knapp Joins Union Savings Bank as Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender

August 11, 2021

Danbury, CT (August 10, 2021) – Cynthia C. Merkle, President & CEO, Union Savings Bank (USB), is pleased to announce that Allison Knapp has recently joined the bank as vice president and senior commercial lender.
In her role, Knapp will be responsible for developing and handling a variety of commercial real estate and business loan transactions throughout Connecticut and Westchester County.
“With …

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Union Savings Bank Foundation Donates $260,000 to 22 Connecticut Organizations

June 24, 2021

Danbury, CT. (June 23, 2021) – The Union Savings Bank (USB) Foundation recently awarded $260,000 in funding to 22 organizations in Connecticut as part of the 155-year-old, community bank’s ongoing effort to give back to those it serves.
Award recipients provide a wide-range of services to the community, including: supporting people with disabilities; providing educational and job-training opportun…

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Union Savings Bank Emerges from Pandemic Stronger, But Plenty of Challenges Remain – Westfair Online

May 26, 2021

By Kevin Zimmerman, Westfair Online
Having apparently weathered the Covid storm, most business sectors are now considering their place not only in the present but also in the post-pandemic future — and banking is no exception.
“Most community banks are coming out of this stronger, certainly from a reputation perspective,” Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia Merkle told the Business Journa…

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Union Savings Bank Ranks Second in Connecticut for Pandemic Response by Banking Northeast Magazine

April 12, 2021

The Bank is Top-Ranked in Fairfield & Litchfield Counties
Danbury, CONN. (March 25, 2021) – Union Savings Bank (USB) has been recognized as a  “Top Pandemic Performer,” ranking second in Connecticut by Banking Northeast magazine using the latest results from the Rivel Banking Benchmarks survey.  USB was the top-ranked bank in Fairfield and Litchfield counties.
According to the magazine, Rivel Ban…

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Union Savings Bank Now Instantly Issues Debit Cards at All 25 Branches and Digitally Within USB Mobile

April 12, 2021

These new capabilities allow customers to obtain a new or replacement card in minutes and easily link to mobile devices.
Danbury, CONN. (April 6, 2021) – Waiting a week or more to obtain a new or replacement debit card is a thing of the past and using it on a mobile device is now easier than ever, thanks to instant debit card issuance and digital debit card issuance, now available from Union Savin…

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Union Savings Bank Promotes Daniel Silva to Chief Information Security Officer; James Gerace Joins Bank as Director of Technology and Data Services

March 02, 2021

Danbury, CONN. (March 1, 2021) – Cynthia C. Merkle, President & CEO, Union Savings Bank (USB), is pleased to announce that Dan Silva has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer and Jim Gerace has joined the bank as Director of Technology and Data Services.
In his new role, Silva will oversee information security, legal processing, physical security, and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance….

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