USB in the News
Union Savings Bank President Cynthia Merkle Wins 2020 “Women in Business” Award
Danbury, CONN. (June 3, 2020) – Cynthia C. Merkle, President and CEO of Union Savings Bank, and chair of the board of directors for the Connecticut Bankers Association, was recently named a winner of Hartford Business Journal’s 2020 “Women in Business” awards.
In its 18th year, the highly coveted award program recognizes the region’s most talented women in leadership roles throughout central Conne…
Union Savings Bank and the USB Foundation Donate $125,000 to Organizations On The Front Line Of The COVID-19 Battle
Danbury, CONN. (April 20, 2020) – The Union Savings Bank Foundation has donated $100,000, and Union Savings Bank has added another $25,000 in contributions, to local organizations providing much-needed services to help residents of Western Connecticut combat the effects of COVID-19.
This brings the total to $275,000 that the Bank and Foundation have donated related to pandemic relief within the pa…
Union Savings Bank Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to the Nuvance Health COVID-19 Preparedness Fund
Danbury, CONN. (March 31, 2020) – In an effort to support area hospitals battling COVID-19, the Union Savings Bank Foundation today announced it is awarding a $150,000 grant to the Nuvance Health Covid-19 Preparedness Fund. This grant will benefit Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, which are operated by Nuvance Health.
“Though the emphasis of the Foundation has been on education, we have a…
Union Savings Bank to Limit Access to Drive-Up Only at Branch Office Locations in Response to Coronavirus
The bank is taking this action to protect the health and safety of its customers and employees.
Danbury, CONN. (March 18, 2020) – In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia C. Merkle announced that effective today, Wednesday, March 18, the bank will offer banking transactions via …
Suzanne Morin Joins Union Savings Bank as New Mortgage Originator
Danbury, CONN. (December 13, 2019) – Union Savings Bank today announces the addition of Susan Morin as Mortgage Originator. Morin will be responsible for the origination of residential first mortgages, working with other branches to reach out to realtors, attorneys, and previous customers for new business as well as networking on behalf of USB.
“Suzanne is a strong addition to our Union Savings Ba…
Raymond Michaud Joins Union Savings Bank as New Mortgage Loan Originator
Danbury, CONN. (December 11, 2019) – Union Savings Bank today announces the addition of Raymond Michaud as Mortgage Loan Originator. Michaud will be responsible for the origination of residential mortgages for purchase, home refinancing and construction/rehab loans as well as assisting first-time homebuyers with their loan processes.
Raymond’s experience working with customers and working thro…Read More
The Union Savings Bank Foundation Granted $200,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations
2019 grant recipients gather for a photo during the annual USB Foundation Reception that took place on October 30, 2019.
Danbury, CONN. (November 13, 2019) – In keeping with 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 $200,000 to 20 non-profit organization…
Union Savings Announces USB Voice ID Software
Community bank integrates security-enhancing technology with customer service center
Danbury, CONN. (November 6, 2019) – Union Savings Bank has rolled out a new voice recognition feature, called USB Voice ID, allowing users to verify their identity with their voice instead of using PINs or passwords. This free feature is available now for Union Savings Bank customers.
“At Union Savings Bank, we v…
Keith Wirtz Joins Union Savings Bank as New Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Danbury, CONN. (October 24, 2019) – Union Savings Bank today announces the addition of Keith Wirtz as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Wirtz will be responsible for managing the investment team, devising departmental investment policies and portfolio strategies, as well as managing high-net-worth and institutional portfolios.
“Keith’s extensive experience in the industry and his leader…
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…