To Our Customers and Friends

At Bank of Easton, the health and well-being of our employees, customers, and community are our top priorities. During this difficult time, our dedicated staff comes to work every day to provide reliable banking services to you while trying to minimize the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Two weeks ago, we made the decision to temporarily close our lobbies to the public. We believe it is prudent to extend this decision for a third week. We will continue to operate our drive-up facilities and will provide appointment-only services on a case by case basis. We continue to encourage the use of alternative solutions that are available to you- ATMs, internet banking and mobile banking.

Your Concerns

During the first two weeks of limiting access to our buildings, we have been encouraged by the response from our customers. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all adapt to the complexities of combating COVID-19. We know during uncertain times, many believe that access to cash is critical. Not only can you withdraw funds during our regular operating hours, but you also have access to cash at most ATMs nationwide. The Bank’s participation in the SUM Network provides you with surcharge-free transactions at most local banks. While we will fulfill your requests to withdraw cash, we encourage you to consider the safety and security of keeping large sums of money at home.

Safety and Security

It is also important that consumers beware of scams and fraud, which tend to increase in uncertain times. The safest place for money is in the bank, where all your accounts are insured in full. Large sums of cash at home are uninsured and at risk for loss. You can complete most of your transactions on mobile/online banking, debit/credit cards or at an ATM without the health risks of in-lobby visits.

Safety – Large cash withdrawals are uninsured and at risk of loss. Unfortunately, we have already started hearing about homes being broken into and fraud schemes preying on people’s fears.

Security – Bank of Easton maintains insurance with the FDIC and the Depositor’s Insurance Fund of Massachusetts that provides 100% insurance of all your deposit accounts. Your accounts at Bank of Easton are fully insured. We encourage you to visit the following websites* for more information:

https://www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/faq.html
https://www.difxs.com/DIF/Home.aspx

Our Commitment

Bank of Easton, first established in 1889, is a mutual bank. What that means is that the bank is owned by its depositors rather than shareholders whose sole concern is the value of their stock. What that means is that we can pledge to work with our customers to mitigate the financial impact of the current health crisis. We realize there is no “one size fits all” solution for the problems many of you will face during the COVID-19 pandemic- that’s why we encourage you to call us so we can work on a unique solution to help you during this difficult time.

Our employees and our Board of Directors live in your neighborhood. All of us at the Bank of Easton are committed to helping our community through this challenging time.

That’s what Neighborly Banking is all about.

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