Provident opens 1st branch on Long Island

It’s 97th branch for Iselin-based bank — but just 7th outside of N.J.

Provident Bank, already a leading New Jersey-based financial institution, is continuing its expansion over the state line.

Provident recently opened its first branch in Long Island (and second in New York) when it opened its newest branch at 1045 Northern Blvd. in Roslyn, New York. The approximately 3,000-square-foot office marks Provident’s 97th branch — and seventh outside of New Jersey. The bank also has five branches in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Vito Giannola, executive vice president and chief retail banking officer, said the new location is a perfect fit for the brand.

“We’re thrilled to extend our reach and commitment to businesses and consumers of the Long Island market,” he said. “We’ve been serving communities of the New York metropolitan area for more than 180 years. Our new Roslyn office is the perfect complement to our Astoria location.”

The branch’s retail banking team is led by Banking Center Manager Cyd Cervantes.

“Although we may be new to Roslyn, we know this market,” he said. “We’ve been involved in the community for a long time and look forward to delivering a best-in-class customer experience to local residents and businesses.”

Joseph Lomoriello, senior vice president and regional director of commercial lending in the metro region, said the new branch also is home to a team of commercial lenders who are dedicated to meeting the borrowing needs of Long Island companies.

“We’re the right-sized bank — our ability to combine the personalized service and local decision-making of a community bank with the resources and capabilities of a regional bank presents a compelling advantage,” he said.

Provident Bank, based in Iselin, is the third-largest bank headquartered in the state by deposit market share and is the oldest community bank in New Jersey.