GTK POPULAR COMMUNITY BANKThe Best Of Both Worlds: Big-Bank Resources, Small-Bank Service

What do you call a bank that offers the financial capacity of a large bank and the flexibility and responsiveness of a small, community institution? A $39 billion,117-year-old financial institution with 24 branches in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties and 35,000 ATMs? A bank whose customers recommend it to their friends and family?

Until August, this outstanding financial institution was called Banco Popular. Today it is known as Popular Community Bank. “Our name change reflects the distinct identity we have achieved in the U.S. and the growing diversity of the neighborhoods where we do business,” says Vernon Aguirre, California region executive.

Popular Community Bank is committed to the communities it serves, and to the people who live and do business in them. It offers consumers and businesses, free checking and free online banking to a wide variety of credit, cash management and wealth management services.

“Our customers tell us we offer the best deals in town,” Aguirre says. He notes that many consumers appreciate a unique offering, Credit Builder, which helps those who have gone through hard times and build or rebuild their credit.

According to Aguirre, the institution’s commitment to its communities extends beyond its customers. The bank’s foundation, supported by employee contributions, has awarded 51 grants to 31 different nonprofit organizations since it was established in 2005. Moreover management and employees volunteer their time to a wide variety of worthy causes, teach financial literacy classes; and work closely with local chambers to expand community awareness of banks loan programs.

“We are passionate about serving our customers and are committed to delivering a consistently superior customer experience,” Aguirre says. Welcome to Popular Community Bank.

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