When you invest in us, you’ll invest in the communities we serve.

As an FDIC-designated Minority Depository Institution (MDI), Popular Bank is a minority-led bank with a minority-driven mission: Impact Latino and other underserved minority communities by offering broader access to essential financial solutions and services. 

Your partnership will help us support and strengthen the economic development of the communities we serve.

How you can help carry out the goals of the Community Reinvestment Act.

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was designed to encourage financial institutions to meet the credit needs of underserved low- to moderate-income communities.

With a direct investment in Popular Bank, you’ll earn CRA credit by supporting our strategic activities related to mortgage credit and other lending solutions, which may spur:

  • Increases in Latino homeownership
  • Growth of minority-owned businesses
  • Sustained local development

Our story is rooted in community.

Founded in Puerto Rico nearly 130 years ago as Banco Popular, or a “People’s Bank,” we made service to community the centerpiece of our financial mission and ethos. When we later opened our first U.S. mainland branch in 1961, in the Bronx, New York, financial inclusion remained imperative in our banking practices.

Today, through socially minded partnerships with financial empowerment organizations like Accion and Junior Achievement, as well as through our own Popular Foundation, we continue to initiate community investment and development and promote economic well-being for local and underserved communities.

“Anyone who needs our help should come to us without hesitation.” - Rafael Carrión Pacheco Former Chairman, Popular

Popular Profile: Community impact on the ground.

$67
in community investments for every $100 you deposit.  (75% more than industry average.)1


62%
of your money is based locally in New York.1


50%+
of community investments address housing concerns as well as lending needs for both small- and large-sized businesses.

Community impact on the ground

Take important steps to fulfill CRA requirements for your institution by helping us impact local and underserved communities. Together we can help expand offerings of lending solutions and other financial services that can empower minority households and businesses.

Consider a partnership with Popular Bank.

Connect with our Treasury Management team to learn more about Popular Bank’s role as an MDI and the strategic ways you might partner with us.


Popular Bank Treasury Management
Email: corporate.treasury@popular.com

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