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Top 5 Black-owned banks you should consider moving your money to

Top 5 Black-owned banks you should consider moving your money to
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When looking for a bank to entrust with your money, it is important to do your research. There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a bank, such as interest rates, location and convenience, amount of minority borrowers and monthly fees.

Historically Black-owned banks have been the pillar of the Black community by providing African Americans an opportunity to gain access to financial services and capital for minority-owned businesses. According to, less than 1 percent of other (non-Black) community bank loans are made to Black borrowers. Black banks help to circulate the Black dollar.

With movements such as #BankBlack, social media has brought awareness to the importance of banking Black and moving your money to Black-owned banks.

Here are five Black banks that you should consider when deciding on your banking institution:

Citizens Trust Bank –
Established: 1921
Headquarters: Atlanta
Branches in: Atlanta, Alabama, Georgia
CEO: Cynthia N. Day
$399M in assets

One United –
Established: 1982
Headquarters: Boston
Branches in: Boston, Los Angeles, Miami
CEO: Kevin Cohee
$661M in assets

Liberty Bank –
Established: 1972
Headquarters: New Orleans
Branches in: New Orleans, Detroit, among other places
CEO: Alden J. McDonald Jr.
More than $594M in assets

Industrial Bank –

Established: 1934
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
Branches in: Washington, Maryland
CEO: Doyle Mitchell
$423M in assets

The Harbor Bank –
Established: 1982
Headquarters: Maryland
Branches in: Baltimore
CEO: Joseph Haskins Harbor
$266M in assets

Learn why it’s so important to move your money to a Black owned bank.

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