Equity Alliance for Business
Equity Alliance for Business exists to dismantle the status quo. Eastern Bank’s approach is to establish banking relationships rooted in equity. We know that it takes more than capital for any small business to thrive. That access to community connections and networks unlock opportunity. That education inspires. We are here to move beyond transaction to transformation, and create opportunity.
It’s time for equity. It’s time for growth. It’s time for GOOD. Join us.
The Equity Alliance for Business program works in four ways to support business owners in our communities who identify as women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, as well as veterans or individuals with disabilities.
|What We Offer
|How It Works
Local 1:1 Relationships
A team of dedicated and specialized Equity Alliance for Business bankers who serve as consultative relationship managers to business owners and are grounded in the communities where businesses operate.
Specialized credit product and other solutions designed to meet the needs of diverse business owners and address systemic inequities inherent in standard credit products today.
Access to Entrepreneurial Insights & Tools
Providing help beyond financial products, with access to insights, network building and community collaborations.
Financial Products & Services
Additional financial products beyond credit and lending solutions, such as Monit™, a mobile-friendly financial assistant built for small business owners, customized to help business owners maximize their time and business operations.
Meet the Equity Alliance for Business Team
|Financial Products & Services brought to you by Eastern Bank
|Eastern Business Banking®
Eastern Business Banking® is a flexible, easy to use and convenient online banking solution which can be combined with our mobile-friendly financial assistant, Monit, to stay on top of and project future cash flow and more.
Eastern Treasury® is a modular online cash management banking solution that gives you the ability to manage cash flow and initiate transactions from any computer with an Internet connection.
|Digital Banking for Business™
Access your Eastern business accounts anywhere, anytime to check your account balances, transfer funds between your Eastern business accounts, approve ACH or wire transactions, and more. You must be enrolled in Eastern Business Banking® or Eastern Treasury® to use business mobile banking.
Eastern Bank’s approach is to establish banking relationships rooted in equity. We know that it takes more than capital for any small business to thrive. That access to community connections and networks unlock opportunity.
External Small Business Grants and Loans
Ascendus empowers low- to moderate-income (LMI) business owners with access to capital and financial education. For small business owners who need capital to grow their business, Ascendus offers loans from $500 – $50,000. Qualified businesses will be located nationwide. Ascendus offers general term loans and specialized products for childcare, rideshare, and business lines of credit.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply today. BEI is a high-touch, strategic advisory program to build capacity, access to growth capital, and networking to expand business contracts.
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*Years in Business and/or Experience in Industry is defined as: one year in business with one full fiscal year of tax returns or CPA prepared financial statements.