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For generations, Tompkins has helped the communities we serve thrive and grow. As a community-based financial institution, we consider it our duty to provide innovative financial solutions for local families and businesses as they navigate their financial journeys. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer hoping to put down roots, or an entrepreneur looking to grow your business, Tompkins is here for you every step of the way.

Looking back, we’ve served our communities since 1836, and we’ve evolved over time to better serve those who need us most. Our longevity gives us our strength, but adapting to the everchanging landscape allows us to continue to innovate and grow for the betterment of our customers, our company, and our community. When four community banks across New York State and Pennsylvania came together to form the Tompkins family of banks, we realized we were on to something special. For many years, Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, and Tompkins VIST Bank operated independently as separately chartered financial institutions, while benefitting from the strength of a shared vision and mission. Now, we’ve come together as one, and we have our customers and communities to thank for helping us reach this next step in our journey.  

From our rich history comes an innovative vision – a community bank with local ties and leadership, but with broad financial capabilities and strength. Our team members understand the significance of local decision-making, leadership, and philanthropy but have the tools and resources necessary to provide innovative products and services to local families and businesses. It’s the best of both worlds.

Innovative Financial Solutions

When you work with a community bank like Tompkins, we don’t expect your financial picture to fit neatly into a box. We take a close look at your situation, and propose solutions that make sense for your financial journey. Through our unique approach, you can enjoy innovative digital services and complex products to fit your wishes, coupled with the personal touch of a community banker you know and trust.

Much like some of the larger firms, we offer a holistic suite of financial services through our partners at Tompkins Financial Advisors and Tompkins Insurance.  If your financial needs extend beyond a banking relationship, we can connect you with the right people.

Local People, Local Decisions

Our community banking model ensures that all credit decisions are made locally, wherever you call home. We have local leadership teams, community banking boards, and bright and happy team members living right alongside you. We’re not just your bank – we’re your friends and neighbors, too.

Community Engagement

From our founding, Tompkins has understood the importance of giving back and doing what’s right. Charities, nonprofits, and civic organizations are essential for a successful community, and we’re proud to help with financial support and volunteerism. Through the areas of community development, arts and culture, healthcare, human rights, education access, and beyond, we’re always looking for ways to strengthen our communities and help those who need it most.

Learn more about Tompkins’ commitment to corporate social responsibility




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