Liberty Bank Celebrates its 195th Birthday on May 4, 2020


by Liberty Bank | May 04, 2020

Liberty is Still Living Up to What their Founders Intended; Taking Care of Customers, Communities & Teammates

The Liberty Bank team proudly announced today that on Monday, May 4, 2020, the Bank officially turned 195 years old. This milestone year marks nearly two centuries of dedication by the Liberty Bank team to taking care of the financial and societal needs of their customers, communities and teammates.

“Now more than ever, it’s critically important that we take the time to reflect on what Liberty Bank has become over the last 195 years, what we stand for and what it means to be a Liberty employee,” said David W. Glidden, President & CEO of Liberty Bank. “As we proudly celebrate this milestone year in our organization’s history, we continue to do what our original founders intended – especially now – when they came together on that historic Wednesday exactly 195 years ago.”

The Savings Bank of Middletown – now Liberty Bank – was founded on Wednesday, May 4, 1825. The Liberty Bank of today is the oldest bank in Connecticut, the third largest bank in the state at $6 billion in assets and one of the largest mutual banks in the country. In addition, Liberty Bank continues to operate as an independent mutual bank, owned by their customers, not shareholders.

Liberty Bank continues to build on it’s strong and nearly two century commitment to Middletown with the opening of their new Corporate Headquarters in 2018 at 245 Long Hill Road; the reopening of its Main Street office building in 2020; and maintaining its two branches at 460 South Main Street and 827 Washington Street in Middletown.

In addition, Liberty Bank employs over 700 employees throughout Connecticut and operates 60 banking branches through central, eastern, western and shoreline areas of the state.

In 2019, the Liberty Bank team dedicated over $1 million to local organizations in the communities they serve, in addition to over 11,000 hours of employee volunteerism in support of more than 320 nonprofits.

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with $6.0 billion in assets and 60 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, western and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant for eight consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement. 

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