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Rochester Metro Area

Including Rochester, Webster, Fairport, Canandaigua, Geneva, Brockport, Greece, Newark, Penfield, Pittsford, and 49 other towns.

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Rochester is a thriving city on the southern shores of Lake Ontario with an exciting culinary scene, several annual festivals and events, and a mall that is known as a shopper’s paradise. With 60 public golf courses, over 100 breweries, wineries, and distilleries, and 12,000 acres of natural parkland, Rochester has something for everyone. When this city was still in the growing stage of its younger days, The Lyons National Bank opened in 1865. Since then Rochester has continued a tradition of notable financial institutions. There are more than five banks and 30 credit unions headquartered here.

Notable financial institutions such as ESL Federal Credit Union, The Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company, The Summit Federal Credit Union, and Genesee Regional Bank serves the residents of Rochester. Here individuals can handle all of their banking needs. These institutions help with a variety of lending whether one is purchasing their first home, wishing to save money by refinancing, or simply see the kids off to college. Retirement savings and investment opportunities are also open to those living here.

There are many convenient banking locations found throughout Rochester and its neighboring communities. Approximately 480 branches are open within the city that come from more than 25 banks and 35 credit unions. Along with these offices where customers can do their banking in person there are many ATMs scattered about the community. Online banking provides yet another banking option for the busy residents of Rochester.

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M&T $150 Bonus With $100 DD (New Account)
The promotion is available again for the market area.   1. We will credit one bonus (the "Bonus") to the account if the account receives a minimum of one direct
15-Month CD - 1.3% (Online Only)
Certificates of Deposit: High-Interest Savings Accounts | Citizens Bank $1,000 minimum deposit I have the One Deposit Checking account with them from last year.
$200 Checking Account Bonus At Citizens Bank
This bonus doesn't seem to require much work. However, not all Citizen Bank branches qualify (appears to target branches in supermarkets). Also, it's scheduled to end on March 31, 2015. Below
Fairport Savings Bank, Fairport, NY 2 For 2 CD Special
Fairport Savings Bank located in Fairport, NY (upstate) is/has been offering a 2 year 2% CD 50K max with two checking account options.  One checking account pays 1.26% for 10K
2.5 Million Payback To Customers Empower FCU
empower FCU has paid back 11.06% of yearly dividends on deposits to its members. That was a nice bonus!