Speed banking has arrived in Forest Hills. Investors Bank has opened an innovative branch that brings a new way of personal and business banking to its new location at 108-01 Queens Boulevard that gives clients the ability to rapidly access an ATM, service their account, or meet with a universal banker for help.
Assisting customers from convenient banking pods, the universal bankers use computer tablets to deliver a wide range of services.
Clients who open a new YourStyle Plus Checking accountant the Forest Hills branch may earn up to $350 and the account comes with no-cost mobile phone protection, credit monitoring, and identity theft protection as well as mobile couponing.
“Our Forest Hills branch represents the first in a series of branches that will change the way we serve our clients,” Investors Bank Chairman and CEO Kevin Cummings said. “The branch’s technology and systems seamlessly merge our more traditional banking services with our full suite of online banking tools and mobile apps, which helps us meet the needs of the Forest Hills community.”
The branch is also supported by a team of specialists in mortgages and wealth management as well as business banking.
“We believe in the community of Forest Hills, and moving forward with opening a new branch during this unprecedented time makes that clear,” Cummings said. “Like all Investors branches, we are following CDC guidelines for masks and face coverings, enhanced cleaning as well as physical distancing, and you can make an appointment on our website.”
Forest Hills branch manager Maria Gambino was born and raised in Queens, graduated from St. John’s University, and lives nearby. While managing a neighborhood bank branch for the last six years for an international bank, Gambino built relationships with small businesses.
She was also an active member of the local chamber of commerce. Starting her banking career right out of college, she has held nearly every position in-branch banking, an experience that is critical to coaching her team on client service, sales, relationship building, and how best to serve the community.
“Living in Queens all my life has given me unique insight into the needs of the local community,” Gambino said. “And I’m looking forward to serving all of Forest Hills at Investors Bank.”
Each time a new client opens an account at Investors’ Forest Hills branch, the bank will donate $25 to one of two local not-for-profits. New account holders may have a donation made in their name to either Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens or the Child Center of New York, which is based in Forest Hills.
The Forest Hills branch is Investors’ most recent location in Queens and the bank’s 48th branch in New York City. For more information contact branch manager Gambino at (347) 997-3860.