A reliable bank that’s strong and stable
Times like these call for a financial services partner that has stood the test of time. Established in 1856 as Manufacturers and Traders Bank, today we’re the M&T Bank Corporation, one of the 20 largest US headquartered commercial bank holding companies, with current assets of $79 billion (as of June 1, 2011) and over 700 branches, free account access at more than 2,000 M&T Bank ATMs and nearly 13,000 employees throughout New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Delaware and Toronto, Canada.
You can count on us because, more than 150 years after being founded, M&T Bank is one of the best performing regional banks in the nation today. With a longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management, we’ve generated positive earnings and positive capital—despite the ongoing turbulence in the economy. And we continue to grow with a focus on the future.
A local bank that’s committed to the communities it serves
We have long operated as a community bank. As such, we understand that the vitality of the communities in which we do business is crucial to our continued success. As M&T’s Chairman and CEO Robert G. Wilmers often says, “The well-being of the bank is dependent upon the well-being of the communities we serve.”
That’s why M&T Bank—and our employees—take such active and engaged roles in our communities. As part of our approach, the M&T Charitable Foundation supplies millions of dollars in funding every year to a wide range of community-based organizations—over $142 million in charitable contributions over the past ten years, including over $17.4 million to more than 4,100 not-for-profit organizations in 2011.
M&T’s commitment to the community cannot be measured in dollars alone, however, as the bank provides significant amounts of human capital in addition to its monetary capital. Altogether, M&T employees report spending almost 333,000 hours per year in volunteer service to others in our communities.
For these reasons, M&T Bank has been recognized as one of the top charitable companies in the United States. M&T Bank has also earned the highest Community Reinvestment Act rating since 1982.