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No matter who you are, you are welcomed and you are valued.

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Mission and History

Eastern was founded 200 years ago, at a time when banks catered only to the rich and famous.  Regular, hardworking people didn’t have access to a bank, so they literally stuffed cash in the mattress to try to keep it safe. Our founders didn’t agree with that way of doing business, so they bucked the trend and set out on a different path to make banking services accessible and understandable to everyone. 

To us, doing good things to help people prosper means:  providing access to credit and financial services, building strong and diverse communities by providing useful not usurious products and services, and working together to best meet the needs of our customers. Join us for good.  

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We know that some people believe that all Banks are the same.  We work hard to let people know we are truly different.  Most importantly, we are keenly aware that it’s our employees who make all the difference. 

We maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce to offer superior banking solutions and service to a diverse array of customers. To do that, we hire people who are talented and want to make a difference.  At Eastern, you can do good things that matter.

People who work here are smart, thoughtful, proactive, grounded, team-oriented and community-minded.

We offer a comprehensive rewards packages to all of our employees to make sure they have the support they need to be happy both at and away from work.

We want you to build long-lasting relationships with customers (internally and externally), and so we focus on building long-lasting relationships with you. It is this attention to our people that has allowed us to evolve and grow our business for the past 200 years. 


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Community Outreach and Involvement

From a growing number of partnerships and volunteer activities, to sponsored events across our footprint, we are deeply and thoroughly involved in the communities we serve.

Check out our latest Community Outreach Report and see what we’ve been up to in just the last couple of months. 

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Our commitment to human rights is unwavering.  From being the first company to sign onto GLAD’s Amicus brief against DOMA, to providing benefits to same-sex partners, to advocating for Gay Marriage and Transgender equal rights.  We support the LGBTQ community.  Come see us at a PRIDE parade, we are the one’s with a big trolley and tons of people! 

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Military Veterans

We value and respect the sacrifices of our Veterans and their families. We know that their service prepares them uniquely for work when they return stateside.  We are committed to hiring military veterans ready to do the work we need at Eastern.  Eastern also partners with local and national veteran organizations to provide support and mentorship. 

Awards and Recognition

At Eastern, we take pride in being recognized by some of the top organizations locally and nationally.

  • We were recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the top places to work for 10 years in a row, in each year since we started participating in the survey. 
  • We’ve been the #1 SBA Lender in all of New England for the past 8 years. 
  • We’ve earned a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index in each of the past 5 years.
  • We’ve received the award for the Highest Customer Satisfaction in Retail Banking in the New England Region multiple times from the J.D. Power Retail Banking Satisfaction Survey.

Our employees have been recognized for their efforts by the ACLU, American Banker, Boston Business Journal, Color Magazine, Conexion, El Mundo, Get Konnected, MassBankers, MassEquality, MTPC, Operation ABLE, National Center for Race Amity, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, and many more.

Interested in learning more? Check out our Press Releases to see what else we have been up to.




Check out our career opportunities and learn more about how you can join us for good.

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