Unity Bank opening 1st branch in Morris County; 3rd new retail banking site since December

Unity Bank is opening a new full-service branch in Lake Hiawatha, according to a Monday announcement from Clinton-based financial institution.

This will be the community bank’s first location in Morris County and third new retail banking site since December.

The 3,864-square-foot branch, located at 66 N. Beverwyck Road, will increase Unity’s retail banking presence to 21 branches in Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey and Northampton County in Pennsylvania. The branch will include six dedicated parking spaces and drive-up banking and ATM services.

“The bank’s business and residential lending programs have been active in Morris County for some time, making the new branch a logical expansion of our retail service footprint,” Unity Bank CEO and President James Hughes said. “The Morris County population is growing and we believe there is a good opportunity to enhance our residential mortgage lending business. Banking services at the branch level are increasingly important to our customers, particularly small business owners who still, even in the age of electronic banking, rely on branches.”

Unity is planning to open the Lake Hiawatha branch this summer and is offering customer incentives to open accounts online prior to the introduction of the retail location.