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Syracuse Metro Area

Including Syracuse, Ithaca, Auburn, Rome, Liverpool, Cicero, Cortland, Oswego, Oneida, Fulton, and 63 other towns.

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Syracuse is a city in central New York and has a population of about 150,000 people. The Syracuse metropolitan area is much larger, with a population of around 750,000 people. Notable cities in the area include Ithaca, Auburn, Cicero, Oswego, Rome, Cortland, Liverpool, Fulton, and North Syracuse.

Syracuse's main claim to fame is that it is the snowiest metropolitan area in the U.S., averaging almost 125 inches a year. Syracuse used to have a strong industrial economy, but now its largest employers are in government, education and healthcare. Syracuse has a modest banking industry, with 19 banks and 25 credit unions headquartered in the area. Notable institutions headquartered in the Syracuse region include Tompkins Trust Company, The Bank of East Asia, Empower Federal Credit Union, Americu, and CFCU Community Credit Union. PathFinder Bank, established in 1859, is the oldest institution still operating in the area. Altogether, there are more than 40 banks and 35 credit unions operating in the Syracuse area, with a total of about 520 branches.

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$250 Checking Account Bonus In Rochester, New York
Five Star Bank is advertising this deal: $250 cash bonus when you open a Five Star Bank consumer checking account with a qualifying direct deposit. It’s only available at the
"Thanks A Billion Certificate Special"
CFCU, celebrating becoming a $1 billion credit union, is now offering a 36-month CD special, featuring a 1.85% APY for $25,000 to $99,999 accounts, 2.20% APY for $100,000 to $250,000
Citibank Offers $500 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide Now through April 14, 2017, Citibank has a $500 bonus when opening a new Citi Priority Account Package checking account. $500 Bonus Requirements Open a new eligible consumer
GPO FCU (NY) Offers 48-Month CD Special
Availability: Residents of Herkimer County and much of Oneida County, New York. Last week, GPO Federal Credit Union (GPO) introduced two limited-time Share Certificate Specials: 24-month (1.50% APY) and 48-month
Citibank Features $300 Checking Bonus
UPDATE 12/28/16: Extended through January 12, 2017. Availability: Nationwide Now through December 31, 2016 January 12, 2017, Citibank is offering a $300 bonus when opening a new checking account. $300
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