Colonial Bank, FSB began in 1913 as a mortgage association in downtown Bridgeton. Today, Colonial Bank, FSB is a nine location, community bank offering a unique combination of complete banking products and dedicated customer service to residents of Cumberland and Gloucester Counties.
In 1913, Young Men's Building & Loan, the first incarnation of Colonial Bank, FSB, opened with a single office on Commerce Street in Bridgeton with the main purpose of granting home mortgages. Thirty years later, in 1943, the Bank obtained deposit insurance on savings accounts and changed its name to The Young Men's Savings and Loan Association.
During the next three decades, several changes in government regulations allowed the Bank to expand its products and services and acquire The Cohanzick Building & Loan and the Equitable Building & Loan. By 1987, the bank had grown to four locations throughout Cumberland County. That same year, the Bank ventured into Gloucester County, New Jersey by purchasing the Mantua Building & Loan and constructed the fifth branch office in Sewell.
The biggest and most publicized change for the Young Men's Savings & Loan Association came in November of 1994, when the Board of Directors decided that the name no longer fit in the current business world. At the same time, the Bank changed its charter from a state regulated Savings & Loan Association to a Federal Savings Bank charter, thus becoming Colonial Bank, FSB.
In 2007, Colonial Bank, FSB moved into its corporate headquarters in Vineland, New Jersey. This expansion allowed the Bank to streamline back office functions and improve the efficiencies of the deposit and loan operations department to better service the customer.
In addition to our three locations in Vineland, Colonial Bank, FSB currently operates branches in Bridgeton, Mantua, Millville, Upper Deerfield, Sewell and Cedarville, New Jersey. Colonial Bank, FSB plans to open more branches in the near future, including a second location in Millville and new branches in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County and Buena Township, Atlantic County.
Colonial Financial Services, Inc.
Colonial Financial Services, Inc. was organized in March 2010 to serve as the stock holding company of Colonial Bank, FSB. Colonial Financial Services, Inc. is a Maryland chartered corporation and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "COBK".
For further discussions of the stock offering, see the Company’s Prospectus as filed on June 1, 2005 with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) of the Rules and Regulations of the Securities Act of 1933 (File Number 333-123583).