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Syracuse Metro Area

Including Syracuse, Ithaca, Auburn, Liverpool, Cortland, Rome, Oswego, Cicero, Fulton, North Syracuse, and 64 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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PathFinder Bank (NY) Ups High Yield MMA (1.60% APY), 1 Year Guarantee
Availability: High Yield Money Market Promo, 1.60% APY guaranteed for 12 months following account opening, $10k min/$1m max deposit, new money required for opening deposit. Availability: Market area includes 14
Northfield Bank (NJ/NY) Offers New Online CDs
Deal Summary: 16-month CD, 2.10% APY, $2.5k minimum, must be opened online. Availability: Online CDs are available to all residents of New York and New Jersey. New York-based Northfield Bank
Florida Citibank 30 Mo CD Special Is 1.51% APY, $10K Min
Going to this page: https://online.citi.com/US/banking/cd-ira/citi.action?ID=certificates-of-deposit for the Florida region shows a 1.51% APY with $10,000 minimum investment in a 30 month CD.
Northfield Bank 60 Month CD Special [NY, NJ] 2.50% 60 Month
Seen these specials at their Brooklyn Bay Ridge branch. They said they’re available at all of their branches and online. 2.50% apy 60 Month CD 1.40% apy 9 Month CD
Citibank Fined For Illegal Student Loan Servicing Practices
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently took action against Citibank, N.A. for its student loan servicing practices. The CFPB outlined its charges against Citibank, the nation’s fourth largest bank, with
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