All program and pricing information was current at the time of publication (February 2017) and is subject to change without notice.
erkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting
Bank®, is thrilled to continue its
partnership with MTA Benefits in offering
MTA members and their immediate families a
suite of banking opportunities that saves time
Expansion increases accessibility
Berkshire Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, which has its corporate
headquarters in Pittsfield. Since the beginning of
its partnership with the MTA, Berkshire Bank has
significantly enlarged its service area, growing in
both assets and the number of branches. There are
now 99 full-service branches prepared to provide
all financial services. As the bank continues to
grow, its footprint has expanded toward the
Greater Boston area. Berkshire Bank’s mortgage
officers cover all of New England.
With an increasingly large retail presence in the
state, the bank has become even better able to
service customers’ needs, with deposit products
such as Elite Relationship Checking and consumer,
home equity and mortgage loans. Priority service
and product benefits have been extended to MTA
members and their families. The bank is also
committed to maintaining local bank values and
a personal touch, no matter how large it grows.
Recognition for quality service
The bank has been acknowledged for its
dedication to quality customer service. In 2016,
the research and business ranking website
AdvisoryHQ News recognized Berkshire Bank as
one of the Top 10 Best Banks in Massachusetts.
AdvisoryHQ News based its decisions on a
number of factors, including the advantages,
benefits and value creation of products and
services provided by financial institutions.
AdvisoryHQ News looked deeper than the
obvious fees, ratios and metrics; it also examined
the quality and value of the products and services
offered by the banks it reviewed.
Giving back to the community
Berkshire Bank and the Berkshire Bank
Foundation are also dedicated to the communities
they serve. On June 7, the bank held its first
Xtraordinary Day. The bank closed all of its retail
locations and operations centers for half the
day, allowing all employees to volunteer in the
communities served by the bank. The employees
selected, planned and completed 56 group service
projects. Ninety-five percent of Berkshire Bank’s
workforce participated in this day of service,
which directly affected more than 100,000
individuals. During 2016, Berkshire Bank achieved
100 percent employee participation in its
corporate volunteer program, the XTEAM.®
Due to their continued support of their
communities, the bank and its foundation
were recognized by the Financial Marketing
Awards with Gold Community Champion Awards
in the categories of overall philanthropy and
civic involvement. The awards recognized the
bank’s charitable giving, XTEAM® employee
volunteer program, scholarship program and
in-kind donations, as well as the overall impact
that the foundation and bank have had on
communities. Berkshire Bank and the Berkshire
Bank Foundation provide more than $2 million
annually for important community causes,
including scholarships for high school seniors
with financial need and a record of academic
excellence. The bank and foundation are also
committed to helping to improve the environment
through the AMEB Green Sustainability initiatives.
Berkshire Bank realizes the importance of
everyday banking relationships that provide
consumers with the strength and resources of a
big bank combined with the personal attention of
a community bank. Retail teams are available to
help make the most of the exciting moments of
Berkshire Bank customers’ lives. Life is exciting.
Let Berkshire Bank help.
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