NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS: Mechanics Cooperative Bank Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team are pleased to announce the opening of a new branch in New Bedford, MA located at 1238 Kempton St (Rt. 6, in the Dartmouth Shaw’s plaza)! Mechanics Cooperative Bank will have exciting personal and business product promotions designed specifically to help celebrate with the New Bedford and adjacent communities. This new location marks the 9th branch office for Mechanics Cooperative Bank whose footprint now covers a large portion of Southeastern MA including Westport, Fall River, Swansea, Somerset, Dighton, Taunton and Bridgewater.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our branch network into the New Bedford area,” said President and CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank Joseph T. Baptista Jr. “I was born and raised in New Bedford and I am excited about serving a community that has so much to offer. We understand the value and exciting potential of New Bedford and its surrounding communities. Our “Let’s Keep it Local!” philosophy is well suited to meet the personal and business banking needs of this great community. We are looking forward to being an integral part of the continued growth of this great area.”

As a full-service bank, Mechanics Cooperative Bank will offer the New Bedford community in-branch solutions, as well as online and digital banking to address all customer banking preferences. The branch will provide a 24-hour drive-up ATM, an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, as well as wealth management products. To efficiently service the needs of the community, Mechanics Cooperative Bank has hired Nicholas DeSena as Branch Manager, an active member of the New Bedford community and a proven, experienced and qualified Bank representative.

About Mechanics Cooperative Bank

With total assets of $670 million, Mechanics Cooperative Bank offers a wide variety of personal and business deposit and loan products. As a Massachusetts co-operative bank, 100% of customers’ deposits are always fully insured. Established in 1877, Mechanics Cooperative Bank is Massachusetts’ second-oldest co-operative bank with eight conveniently located branches in Bridgewater, Taunton, North Dighton, Somerset, Swansea, Fall River and Westport. For more information, call 1-888-MECHANICS (632-4264) or visit Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.