Ambler Savings Bank (Ambler, PA) - Our Mission
 

About Us

 

 

Why Ambler Savings Bank? 

We are proud to be an independent, mutual bank, which simply means that we have no shareholders.

  • With no direct ownership, we operate as a cooperative governed by a Board of Trustees, deeply committed to remaining independent and rooted in our communities.
  • Through our knowledge of the local market and trends, we serve the best interests of our customers, in ways that others can't.
  • Decision-making is done right here in Ambler by bankers that live in the community.
  • Your funds are secure here. Our membership with the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) insures deposits up to $250,000 per depositor.
  • Digital banking solutions are available for your convenience such as online and mobile banking, remote deposit capture and Digital Wallet.

Our Mission

  • Provide quality banking products and services at a fair price to all of our customers
  • Maintain a work environment that promotes excellence and rewards integrity and loyalty
  • Generously contribute to non-profit organizations committed to enhancing the quality of life and supporting education, youth development, and affordable housing within the communities we serve.

Community Support

We reinvest customer deposits locally by lending to area consumers and small businesses. Lending decisions are always made in Amber by bankers that live in the community. We take the time to understand your unique needs and value every relationship.

We generously contribute financially and our employees volunteer their time supporting a variety of non-profit organizations geared towards improving the lives of everyone in our communities. Our Board of Trustees targets to donate 7% of our after-tax profits to area charitable and civic organizations. We believe that giving is more important that simply raising our public profile. Our actions are deeply tied to our Mission. We have developed categories to guide our charitable giving. A majority of our funding goes to organizations that support the following:

  • Education & Youth Development
  • Affordable Housing 
  • Poverty and Hunger Eradication
  • Quality of Life

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Contributions & Sponsorships – We contribute to non-profit organizations and sponsor events that support a variety of causes. For donation requests, please click the link below.

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Educational Giving – Ambler Savings Bank is proud to be a part of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. Each year we donate over $150,000 to local schools and non-profit organizations to fund educational programming.

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Matching Grant Program - As the pandemic shut down businesses in 2020, we quickly realized the loss local non-profit organizations were also experiencing. So we launched our Matching Grant Program, offering non-profits a dollar-for-dollar matching gift for funds raised up to $5,000. Grants are awarded to one organization each quarter. In 2020, we helped three organizations raise over $45,000 through this initiative!

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Employee Matching Gifts - As part of the Bank’s commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve, we offer our employees a Matching Gift Program. We encourage employees to contribute to the causes they care about most. The Bank makes a 1:1 match up to $200 per employee, per calendar year.

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Outdoor Digital Signage - Our Ambler and Bally Branches feature outdoor digital signage. We accept and welcome requests from non-profit and municipal organizations to have their message featured on our sign. Please fill out the request form below.

Digital Signage Request Form

Donation Request Form

Volunteering & Outreach

Our community outreach committee looks for opportunities to volunteer to make an impact. In years past, we have done days of service at the Wissahickon Trails and Inner Faith Housing to name a few. 

 

Volunteering 1

Annual Food Drive
benefiting Philabundance, Mattie Dixon
Community Food Cupboard,
Daily Bread Community Food Pantry
and Boyertown Area Multi-Service

 

Volunteering 2

Check Presentation to Chosen 300
for $5,000 Matching Grant



Volunteering 3

Employee Day of Service
with Inter-Faith Housing Alliance



 

Our History

1874

The Village of Ambler was made up of 35 residences, a lumber yard, a coal yard and two mills. A group of businessmen gathered at the home of Davis Yerkes and created the town's first building and loan association. Incorporated as the Ambler Building and Loan Association, the mission was simply to provide affordable home financing.

1949

By our 75th Anniversary, we had financed over 2,000 homes. In the immediate years after World War II, the Association financed over 100 homes for veterans returning home.

1955

We built new offices at 44 East Butler Avenue and changed our name to Ambler Savings and Loan Association to better reflect our expanding mission. We quickly outgrew this new space and purchased land at 155 East Butler Avenue.

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1962

We moved into the newly constructed headquarters building at 155 East Butler Avenue, which featured a large lobby, and for the first time, a drive-up teller window.

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1974

We opened our first satellite branch in Schwenksville. It served the community until 2018.

Schwenksville Branch
   

2002

Our name was changed to Ambler Savings Bank to reflect the full line of consumer and business banking services we offer.

 
   

2005

Grand Opening of the Limerick Branch at 438 West Ridge Pike, Limerick.

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2011

Grand opening of our Fairview Village Branch at 3009 West Germantown Pike, Fairview Village.

Fairview Village Opening
   

2014

We celebrated our 140th anniversary and embarked on our most ambitious project – the demolition of our Ambler headquarters and reconstruction of a new building in the heart of historic Ambler.

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2016

Our new headquarters opened to the public on April 25, 2016. The building incorporates ecologically friendly features and houses a modern bank branch connected with our lenders, support staff, and senior management. Most importantly, the space allows us to grow and continue to serve our customers as an independent, mutual financial institution for many more years.

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2017

We merged with Bally Savings Bank giving us our first branch in Berks County. This merger allowed the customers of Bally Savings Bank to access an expanded menu of banking products and services previously unavailable while still enjoying the benefits of a community bank. In 2019, the Bally Branch was completely remodeled and a drive-thru station was added.

Bally Branch Opening 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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