The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (Foundation) was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. The purpose of the Foundation is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and social well-being of the communities located in the greater Attleboro/Taunton and greater New Bedford, greater Fall River, Massachusetts area and Northern Rhode Island area and to the welfare of the people and institutions of these communities.
Celebrating 175 years of commitment to our communities.
We are excited to be celebrating our 175th anniversary this year as a mutual savings bank. Since our founding in 1846 we have maintained an unwavering commitment to serving the needs of our customers and our local communities. We offer full-service community banking serving businesses and individuals throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
On Saturday, June 20, 1846, twenty nine people crowded into a newly-incorporated, one-room mutual savings bank in the center of Taunton, Massachusetts. These were the first depositors of the Bristol County Savings Bank.They were drawn to the one room office in Taunton by the relatively new concept of a mutual savings bank where citizens could enjoy a safe place in their community to pool their money. They were ready to place their trust in a new bank. These first depositors were also drawn by their trust in the Bank’s founders, a group of well-known citizens and community leaders known for their strong ties and civic contributions to Taunton.
So from the very first day of its existence, the promise of a strong commitment to both its customers and its community was forged at Bristol County Savings Bank.
Almost six generations later, havings withstood the challenges of wartime, economic depressions, natural and man-made disasters, and especially the relentless accelleration of change, the Bank has flourished to the point that it is now one of the strongest financial institutions in New England. As a state-chartered savings bank and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Beacon Bancorp, Bristol County Savings Bank is a full-service banking institution with approximately $2.5* billion in assets.
Main Office Taunton Location on Broadway
The Bank moved its corporate offices to the Broadway location in 1860 where it served as headquarters until 1996. This location remained the only branch office until expansion began almost 100 years later in 1976. Today, the building remains our Main Branch office and also houses our partner Bristol Wealth Group. Our corporate offices are now located next door in the Jones Block Building on Broadway in Taunton, Massachusetts.Branch Information
First Branch Office Established in 1976 - Raynham Center Branch
Raynham Center was the first satelite branch office opened in 1976. The image on the right shows the branch office after its extensive renovation which was completed in 2014.
The Bank has expanded its branch network to include full-service offices in Attleboro, Dartmouth, East Freetown, Fall River, Franklin, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Raynham, Rehoboth and Taunton, Massachusetts, and Pawtucket, Rhode Island as well as a Loan center in Warwick, Rhode Island. The Bank also operates limited service educational branches at Taunton and Attleboro High Schools.
Downtown New Bedford Office Opened
Our most recent branch expansion was completed in 2018 when we opened our 16th branch office. This office is located in the historic Candleworks Building in downtown New Bedford and includes a full-service loan office. This location has been described as a place where “old meets new” as it is a state-of-the-art branch featuring the latest universal banking technology, including two drive-thru Interactive Teller Machines, in a setting that is reminiscent of New Bedford’s whaling heyday.Branch Information
Freedom National Bank Merger
The Bank's first acquisition took place in 2020. Freedom National Bank joined our team and with the addition of their Cumberland and Greenville, Rhode Island locations, Bristol County Savings Bank now has 18 full service branches. We're excited about this partnership and the addition of so many new team members.
150th Anniversary Celebrated
In 1996 the Bank celebrated its 150th Anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, local historian Dr. William Hanna wrote 'A History of Bristol County Savings Bank' and the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation was established.
Partnering with Bristol Wealth Group
In 2017, Bristol Wealth Group (BWG) was formed when the Bank’s Financial Advisory Services division merged with Ricciardi Financial Group (RFG). The merger was designed to provide a locally controlled wealth management investment advisory model that, in combination with the leading edge investment and technology platforms of Raymond James, strengthened the Bank’s customer relationships and focus on providing the best financial products for our customers. Their office is located in the Bank's Main Office on Broadway in Taunton on the second floor.Learn more
As we celebrate 175 years we would be remiss if we didn't recognize our dedicated employees. Our experienced professional team is dedicated to offering solutions that meet your individual needs. We are here to simplify your financial life and help you achieve your financial goals. Simply, we are here for you!
*net the effect of Bank’s participation in CARES ACT stimulus program including PPP
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