Start Community Bank Selects COCC for Advanced Technology and Exceptional Customer Service

Southington, Conn., April, 2018 – Start Community Bank, located in New Haven, CT, has selected COCC as its new provider for core banking services. The $134 million bank has decided to convert to COCC due to COCC’s strong focus on fostering customer relationships and developing new products.

“Having a Connecticut-based partner whose reputation for exceptional customer service is complemented by a robust innovative technology platform will greatly enhance Start Bank’s ability to provide a sophisticated suite of products and services to customers in our community, “ said Maureen A. Frank, President and Chief Executive Officer of Start Community Bank. “We are extremely pleased to be forming this new partnership.”

Start Community Bank places immense value on building customer relationships and meeting customers’ needs, which closely mirrors COCC’s service-oriented mission. These similar cultures played a major role in the bank’s decision to partner with COCC. COCC’s reputation, customer service, and experience in the local industry, combined with COCC’s advanced technologies, products, and services, met all of their needs in a new partner.

“Institutions that share the same mission and culture are always a great partnership for us,” said Richard A. Leone, Chief Executive Officer of COCC. “These institutions work hard to serve their communities, and we appreciate that. We’re proud to have Start Community Bank joining our collaborative.”

About Start Community Bank
Start Community Bank is a Certified Development Financial Institution (CDFI) committed to creating a better quality of life for the constituency of New Haven by providing loans to businesses that support affordable housing and create new jobs. Our experienced business banking team will provide you with quick turnaround times on loan decisions, and a full array of products and electronic services to help you focus on what you do best – grow your business. And most of all, giving more New Haven families the power to create wealth for themselves and their children.