Flushing Bank Announces Elimination of Overdraft, Insufficient Funds, and Transfer Fees on Consumer Checking Accounts

Uniondale, New York, UNITED STATES


UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (Nasdaq-GS: FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank (the “Bank”), today announced its plan to eliminate overdraft, insufficient funds, and transfer fees on consumer checking accounts for its Flushing Bank, iGObanking®, and BankPurely® customers.

John R. Buran stated, “Our business model is based on building relationships with existing and new customers in the communities we serve. We recognize that our customers have a choice on where to establish their banking relationship and are looking for incremental value from that relationship beyond the basic products and services that most banks offer. Eliminating these fees is one way we can demonstrate our value to our customers and reward them with something tangible that they may not be offered at some other financial institutions.”

About Flushing Financial Corporation

Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FFIC) is the holding company for Flushing Bank®, an FDIC insured, New York State—chartered commercial bank that operates banking offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and on Long Island. The bank has been building relationships with families, business owners, and communities since 1929. Today, it offers the products, services, and conveniences associated with large commercial banks, including a full complement of deposit, loan, equipment finance, and cash management services. Rewarding customers with personalized attention and bankers that can communicate in the languages prevalent within these multicultural markets is what makes the bank uniquely different. As an Equal Housing Lender and leader in real estate lending, the bank’s experienced lending teams create mortgage solutions for real estate owners and property managers both within and outside the New York City metropolitan area. The bank also fosters relationships with consumers nationwide through its online banking division with the iGObanking® and BankPurely® brands.

Additional information on Flushing Bank and Flushing Financial Corporation may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at FlushingBank.com.

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Contact:
Maria A. Grasso
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Flushing Bank
718-961-5400