• Bank Name:Santander Bank
  • Bank Class:National Bank
  • Member FDIC:Certificate #29950
  • Locations:589 Branches in 8 states

Santander Bank was founded on January 1, 1907 and has been serving the financial needs of their customers for over 115 years.

Santander Bank currently operates with 589 branches located in 8 states as a subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A.. Check below for important events in banks history.


Below is a list of some important events in the history of Santander Bank, including mergers and acquisitions. This data was last revised on 16th of December, 2019.


Jan 01, 1907Institution established: Original name: New Home Federal Savings and Loan Association

Jul 31, 1976Acquired New Home Savings and Loan Association (31021) in Reading, PA

Aug 31, 1981Acquired First Federal Savings and Loan Association (30274) in Allentown, PA

Jan 31, 1984Acquired First Federal Savings and Loan Association (30240) in Lancaster, PA

Feb 29, 1984Changed name to Penn Savings Bank Fsb

Feb 29, 1984Changed organization type to Mutual Savings Bank

Dec 31, 1986Changed organization type to Stock Savings Bank

Aug 23, 1991Acquired Nassau Federal Savings and Loan Association (32982) in Princeton, NJ

Sep 06, 1991Acquired United Savings and Loan Association of Trenton, F.a. (33083) in Trenton, NJ

Dec 31, 1991Acquired Yardley Bank for Savings, Fsb (28320) in Yardley, PA

Dec 31, 1991Changed name to Sovereign Bank, A Federal Savings Bank

Sep 11, 1992Acquired Jersey Shore Savings and Loan Association (30236) in Toms River, NJ

Jan 16, 1993Acquired Harmonia Savings Bank (16610) in Elizabeth, NJ

Aug 27, 1993Acquired Home Unity Federal Savings and Loan Association (33605) in Lafayette Hill, PA as part of a government assisted transaction.

Nov 06, 1993Acquired Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association (27687) in Easton, PA

Aug 05, 1994Acquired Shadow Lawn Savings Bank, Sla (30042) in Long Branch, NJ

Oct 31, 1994Acquired Charter Federal Savings Bank (30653) in Randolph Township, Nj

May 31, 1996Acquired West Jersey Community Bank (32913) in Fairfield, NJ

Dec 23, 1996Changed name to Sovereign Bank

Feb 19, 1997Acquired First Dewitt Bank (30198) in West Caldwell, NJ

Mar 31, 1997Acquired Sovereign Community Bank (27323) in Freehold, NJ

Aug 30, 1997Acquired Bankers Savings (12029) in Perth Amboy, NJ

Mar 01, 1998Acquired Main Line Bank (29628) in Villanova, PA

Jul 31, 1998Acquired Carnegie Bank, National Association (27194) in Langhorne, PA

Jul 31, 1998Acquired First Home Savings Bank, F.s.b. (31771) in Pennsville, NJ

Jun 30, 1999Acquired Trenton Savings Bank Fsb (12009) in Lawrenceville, NJ

Jun 30, 1999Change trust powers from Trust Powers Not Granted to Full Trust Powers Granted

Mar 08, 2002Acquired Main Street Bank (27104) in Reading, PA

May 03, 2002Acquired Sovereign Trust Company (33208) in Manchester Township, Nj

Feb 06, 2004Acquired First Essex Bank (90219) in Lawrence, MA

Jul 23, 2004Acquired Compass Bank for Savings (23291) in New Bedford, MA

Jul 23, 2004Acquired Nantucket Bank (22055) in Nantucket, MA

Feb 11, 2005Acquired Waypoint Bank (30174) in Harrisburg, PA

Sep 09, 2006Acquired Independence Community Bank (16018) in Brooklyn, NY

Jun 20, 2011Moved bank headquarters from Wyomissing, PA to Wilmington, DE

Jul 21, 2011Changed primary regulatory agency from Office Of Thrift Supervision to Comptroller of the Currency

Jan 26, 2012Changed name to Sovereign Bank, National Association

Jan 26, 2012Changed organization type to Commercial Bank

Jan 26, 2012Changed institution class to Insured Commercial Bank, National, Member FRS

Oct 17, 2013Changed name to Santander Bank, N.a.


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4900 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606
1416 East Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462
2401 East Venango Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
841 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003
1665 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610