About People's United
People's United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with more than $50 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Our over 5,000 employees focus on providing an extraordinary customer experience through a network of branches located in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. In addition, seven-day banking is available at more than 140 convenient People’s United Bank Stop & Shop locations in Connecticut and New York.
Our story reflects not only our banking history, but also our fundamental principles. At People’s United Bank, we believe that, by offering empathy and expertise to our customers, giving back as partners in our communities, and valuing the know-how of our employees, we all succeed together.
Caring for Customers
We know that our business is built on our ability to exceed your expectations. We tailor our checking, savings, mobile banking, small business, commercial and wealth management products and services to deliver unique customer solutions. We don't just sell; we use our know-how to create innovative solutions to address your financial needs and those of your family.
Community Partnership Matters
People's United has a proud legacy of investing our time, our funds and our talent to support the needs of those around us . We are leaders in the communities in which we work and we take our responsibility to be good neighbors seriously. People's United Bank and the People's United Community Foundation , together, give more than $5 million annually to programs and services that enhance the quality of life in the neighborhoods we serve.
For the People's United Bank team, success is built on our commitment to each other and to our shared principles. We believe in supporting our colleagues and leveraging their unique talents to drive competitive advantage. We work to create an environment of collaboration, empowerment, accountability, trust, and open debate.
People’s United Bank was originally chartered as the Bridgeport Savings Bank on December 24, 1842. At a time when most banks served only commercial businesses, People's United defined itself as a bank for the middle class. Deposits at the end of the first week of business totaled $97 and the bank's first employees were leading citizens in Bridgeport, Connecticut who accepted no salaries. It was ten years before a clerk was hired at $2 per week.
Many milestones later, People's United continues to positively impact the communities where our employees live and work. We also have a long history of employee volunteerism, as we choose to make a difference in our world by working to improve the quality of life throughout our footprint. We are proud of our legacy of community investment and our ability to anticipate and to address the individual, financial and development needs of our customers and their communities.