SSB Bank News & Updates

Bookbag Giveaway and Northland Public Library's 50th Anniversary


Over the past few weeks, SSB's employees and customers have been gathering school supplies. The collected pens, notebooks, crayons, pencils, and craft supplies were used to fill bookbags that were then provided to local school children.The supplies we collected were able to fill all of the bookbags. Additionally, the bookbags were gone in an hour! There was a great turnout and lots of happy kids...Read More

Taking an Interest in Community Organizations


Pittsburgh is brimming with amazing organizations. These community groups have a variety of focuses, including arts and culture, youth advocacy, health and wellness, social justice, animal rights, and more.SSB Bank recognizes the importance of these groups in making Pittsburgh a better place for all of our neighbors and communities. We provide sponsorship or support to organizations who share SSB...Read More

What Startups Mean to Pittsburgh


Today, on National Startup Day, SSB Bank wants to acknowledge the exciting and innovative new businesses in Western PA. 2017 was a record year for our local startup scene, with over $687 million in investment. 2018 is likely to end even higher."Small businesses and startups power the undercurrents of any city, helping bring new ideas and talent into the community," says Andy Chan, CEO of med-tech...Read More

ICBA and SSB Bank Offer Travel Safety Tips


Whether your travels take you across the globe or across state lines, SSB Bank and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) remind consumers to plan carefully to keep their money safe and summer vacations on track.Most financial experts advise limiting the use of cash and paying with a debit or credit card for major purchases. That’s because credit and debit cards come with additional...Read More

SSB Supports Book Bag Giveaway in Northside


On August 11th, SSB will support a great cause in its Northside neighborhood- a Book Bag Giveaway!Local Northside resident, Brandon Cherry, in conjunction with Pittsburgh Outreach Program, organized his first annual Book Bag Giveaway as a way to give back to the Northside and Pittsburgh communities. So far, Brandon has collected 350 book bags and is now collecting school supplies to fill the book...Read More

SSB Bank Receives Community Banking Award


This year, the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group ("PCRG") honored 30 years of community development in Pittsburgh at it's annual Community Development Summit on May 15-16, 2018. Since its inception in 2011, PCRG has hosted this annual awards ceremony to recognize and honor those members of the community working to make a positive impact on Pittsburgh’s urban core. During the Summit, PCRG...Read More

SSB Voted Best Bank and Best Loan Provider!


In April, readers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the North, South, East and West had the opportunity to nominate their favorite spots across the city as a "Fan Favorite". They could choose their favorite breakfast spot, hair salon, bank, gym and more. The top nominees in each category across each geographical region, were then in the running to become a 2018 Pittsburgh Fan Favorite.Votes were...Read More

Deutschtown Music Festival


Once again, SSB is proud to sponsor the annual Deutschtown Music Festival, a free two-day indoor/outdoor music festival aimed at fostering community development in the Northside and promoting Pittsburgh’s live music scene. This event will return for its sixth year running on July 13th and 14th, 2018, bringing a jam-packed schedule of events beginning Friday evening and running throughout the day...Read More

Northside Sandwich Week


Northside Sandwich Week is from May 17th to 27th, 2018. Signature sandwiches are made and sampled at participating restaurants all week long. This year's participants include Badamo’s Pizza, Brugge on North, Chateau Café and Cakery, Fig & Ash, Flavors Street Food, Huszar, Kaffeehaus, Legends Eatery, Penn Brewery, River’s Casino, Threadbare Cider House & Meadery and more. Sample the new...Read More

Bonvue Street Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


A beautiful spring day provided the perfect weather to celebrate renewal and growth in Observatory Hill.On May 3, 2018, SSB Bank was invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony for Phase 1 of Observatory Hill's Bonvue Street Project. Thanks to the combined efforts of community partners and OHDC, we marked the completed renovations of 5 single-family homes in the historic Northside neighborhood of...Read More

SSB Presents Recumbent Bike to Local 4-Year-Old


As part of our commitment to community, SSB Bank looks for opportunities to enrich the lives of our neighbors - whether they're old enough to have a bank account or not! On April 12, 2018, we had the honor of celebrating a local 4-year-old named Evelyn. Evelyn had always wanted to ride a bike alongside her family, but a physical limitation prevents her from being able to ride a...Read More

What Community Means to SSB Bank


Since the very beginning, SSB Bank has been a true community bank. Way back in 1922, our founders envisioned what is now SSB Bank as a way to support their neighbors. They wanted to create a long-lasting financial institution that would help Pittsburgh families succeed, help local businesses grow, and help the North Side community develop. Through almost a century, we have pursued the exact...Read More

Federal Home Loan Bank “First Front Door” Program


SSB Bank participates in the Federal Home Loan Bank “First Front Door” Program. This program helps us open the door for first-time homebuyers in the Pittsburgh area. For every $1 you contribute toward your down payment and closing costs, FFD will provide $3 in assistance, up to $5,000! How Does the Process Work Contact us for more information about the application process. You...Read More

Things to Consider When Applying for a Home Loan


It's house-hunting season! SSB Bank offers loans and refinancing to make sure our neighbors can make themselves at home in Pittsburgh. When you're getting ready to move, cost is one of the top things on your mind. What can you afford? How will financing work? Will you get approved for the loan you want? Here are some of our tips to boost your confidence when applying for a...Read More

List of Documents Needed for Taxes


The clock is ticking on filing your taxes! Do you know what to bring to your tax appointment, or what you'll need to file taxes on your own? Check out this handy list and determine which are relevant to you. Personal Information: your social security number; spouse's full name and SSN or tax ID Dependents' Information: dates of birth and SSNs for your children; childcare records;...Read More

HCC Rare Coins Appraisal Event


On March 14 from 9 am to 4 pm, HCC Rare Coins will set up in our McCandless branch and be available to appraise coin and currency collections of any size for anyone interested. HCC Rare Coins will offer free written coin and currency appraisals and an offer to purchase to bank customers and the public. DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COINS, as cleaning may decrease their value. Coin appraisals are free....Read More

SSB Sponsors Black History Celebration Heritage Dinner


SSB Bank will be sponsoring Classic Events' 7th Annual Black History Celebration Heritage dinner. The event will be held Saturday February 24th at 5 PM at Hosanna House, Inc. (807 Wallace Ave, Wilkinsburg PA.) This event is geared toward Pittsburgh-area entrepreneurs. You will have access to vendors and services who can help make your business goals a reality. Representative Ed Gainey will...Read More

New! Free Coin Machine


SSB Bank is thrilled to announce our newest benefit for our deposit customers: a free coin machine! Bring in your loose, unsorted change to our lobby and turn that change into cash or a direct deposit. The Money Machine 2 is built for unmatched speed and accuracy, making the chore of counting change a thing of the past. The money can be deposited right into your SSB account!...Read More

Banking for Professional Services


SSB makes daily banking easier for professional services such as doctors, dentists, lawyers, and CPAs. With our brand-new McCandless Branch (located at 8700 Perry Highway) we're an ideal fit for professional service providers in the North Hills, as well as near our Northside branch. We can make managing a business' finances and operations easier with products and services such...Read More

Why SSB Bank Stands Out in Pittsburgh


In a city like Pittsburgh, you're never far from a bank. You could probably name a dozen banks off the top of your head. So what makes SSB Bank stand out from the crowd? We're local. Slovak Savings and Loan Association was formed by eight Slovak community members of the North Side. The first office was in the basement of the former St. Gabriel Archangel Church that used to be located...Read More

SSB Bank Completes Mutual Holding Company Reorganization


SSB Bank announced today that it completed its mutual holding company reorganization, and its holding company, SSB Bancorp, Inc., completed its related common stock offering, after the close of business on January 24, 2018. As a result of the reorganization and stock offering, SSB Bank is now the wholly-owned, stock savings bank subsidiary of SSB Bancorp, Inc., and SSB Bancorp, Inc. is the 55%...Read More

SSB Bank Gets Approval for Structural Change


2017 was an exciting year for SSB Bank! Not only did we open the new McCandless branch, but we also officially designated it as the Main office of SSB Bank. As part of our commitment to growing and better serving our customers, we are also pleased to announce the following potential items for 2018. In November and December, our eligible voting depositors were invited to cast votes regarding our...Read More

Saving For Your 2018 Vacation


Is this the year you take an exotic dream vacation? Or do you just want to have a great stay-cation in a city near you? Regardless of your plans for this summer, you can save up enough money to enjoy yourself if you start saving now! The below chart is based on the assumption that you're planning a summer getaway, which gives you about 6 months of savings time. Use the chart to figure out...Read More

Your 2018 Financial Goals


Give yourself a head-start in 2018. These financial resolutions will help you get on top of your financial goals. Pick one or two that are most appropriate for your current financial situation. Write out a budget and track spending each month. Vow to track your budget and spending in writing, and to adjust based on the previous month's performance. Seeing your spending in writing will...Read More

Your Banking Questions - Answered!


At SSB, we're dedicated to making sure our clients are educated and empowered by their banking experience. Below, we've compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we hear. What does FDIC mean? Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is a United States government corporation providing deposit insurance to depositors in US banks. The FDIC was created in...Read More

2018 Holiday for 2


Join the club - the Holiday Club! Holiday Club is a seasonal passbook account in which customers can earn a high rate of interest for funds intended to be used for the Holiday Season. Stop in to either of our branches to take advantage of this amazing special! 2018 Holiday for 2 (2.00% Annual Percentage Yield... that is!) $100 minimum balance to receive disclosed APY. Fixed interest...Read More

How To Protect Your Identity (Online and Off)


Knowing how to protect your identity is critical. Identity theft is when someone uses another's personal information (such as their name, Social Security number, or credit card number). If you have seen evidence of identity theft - such as bank account activity you can't explain, or bills or emails for debts that you don’t recognize -contact your bank, credit card company, and the...Read More

How Much Money Can You Trick Yourself Into Saving?


Money in a checking account generally does not gain much interest, if any; it's there to pay for things like groceries and utilities. However, money in a money market or savings account earns you more money over time by accruing interest! You can use your savings account to build funds for short-term goals (like new furniture) or long term goals (like a house, or retirement). And...Read More

Comparing Personal Checking Accounts (and finding the right one)


Opening a checking account is one of the first steps on the road to financial responsibility. But how do you know which personal checking account is the right choice for you? Here are a few points to consider when comparing personal checking accounts. Are there any fees? SSB Bank's personal checking accounts have no fees. Ever. No minimum balance fees. No account maintenance fees. No...Read More

What Should You Do After a Data Breach?


In light of recent news about data breaches, SSB Bank feels it is important for our customers to understand what they should do to protect their finances. These tips are useful if your information is involved in any kind of breach or hack. Understand what happened. If you suspect you may have been involved in a data breach, know that different types of breaches require different...Read More

No ATM Fees with SSB Bank


Some banks think you should have to pay money to get your money. We don't. ATM fees are out of control. Bloomberg reports that for the 11th year in a row, bank ATM fees have increased for customers using out-of-network machines. In fact, fees have increased 55 percent over the past decade. According to Bloomberg, "Pittsburgh experienced the highest average fees, with customers...Read More

Greater Pittsburgh Community Media Awards


Pittsburgh Community Television (PCTV) presents its First Annual Greater Pittsburgh Community Media Awards gala. This event is sponsored by SSB Bank. This first-of-its-kind ceremony will celebrate community media producers at PCTV, Moon Community Access (MCA), Bethel Park Public Access (BPTV), and the City of Pittsburgh’s Cable Bureau. Join us October 19th...Read More

McCandless Branch Grand Opening Recap


On the beautiful, sunny morning of September 9, 2017, SSB Bank celebrated the Grand Opening of our new McCandless branch. After two years of planning, the opening of our 8700 Perry Highway branch symbolizes our expansion in Pittsburgh. We are thrilled to now serve the North Hills community, while still providing exceptional local banking services at our North Side location. We marked...Read More

Staying On Top of Your Monthly Bills


Paying monthly bills is much less stressful if you keep them as organized and automated as possible. Below are some tips to help you stay in control of your household bills and statements. Plus, read through to the end for free tools from SSB to help make bill-paying even easier. Designate an "important mail" basket. When you come home from work, grab your mail and...Read More

Grand Opening Celebration for McCandless Location


SSB Bank will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration for our new headquarters at 8700 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, on Saturday, September 9th, from 9AM to 12PM. We will have food trucks and entertainment for the whole family! We will also be offering CD special for one day only. Look out for our ad in the Post Gazette, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information...Read More

Auto and Recreational Vehicle Loans


Summer is the season of road trips and boat outings. That might mean you're considering a new vehicle. It's not a decision to take lightly, but finding the right Auto or Recreational Vehicle loan shouldn't be stressful or intimidating. With a loan from SSB Bank, you can be on the road to owning a new vehicle faster and with less complexity. Finance the purchase price of a new or...Read More

Online and Mobile Banking


Have you ever been on vacation and realized you forgot to pay a bill? Have you ever been out shopping and needed to transfer funds into your checking account? Have you ever needed to deposit a check, only to find out your bank was closed for a holiday? SSB Bank customers never have to worry. With an SSB account, you can access your account whenever and wherever you need to. SSB offers...Read More

Deutschtown Summer Music Series


Nothing says "summer" quite like free live music. Every Saturday from July 22nd until Sept. 23rd from 6-7:30pm, you can enjoy a different live performer at Arnold's Tea in the Northside (502 E Ohio Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212). We encourage you to come and BYOB while enjoying live music in Historic Deutschtown. Schedule of Performers: July 22: Scott & Rosanna July 29:...Read More

Setting and Keeping Financial Goals


Regardless of what stage of life you are in, keeping an eye on your financial goals is critical to your financial health and stability. Over the next few weeks we will be providing tips on budgeting, reducing debt, investing, and more... but first and foremost, you need to establish your financial goals. Here are our tips to help you establish, evaluate, and pursue your financial goals. If...Read More

Business Loans that Help Our Community


At SSB, we consider our small business loans to be the most successful when they useful, empowering, and connected. Useful: We love to give support to businesses who are just shy of their financial goals, or need a boost to the next level. So many worthy businesses and organizations need the extra support of funding to accomplish their dreams. We give special consideration to applications...Read More

How to Check Your Credit Score for Free (and why you need to do it)


Your credit score is a significant factor in your ability to get car loans, home loans, business loans, credit cards and other forms of financing. It can even impact your ability to get an apartment or a job. Managing your credit score is critical to taking control of your financial wellbeing. But many Americans don't know their credit score, or don't know how to access it. There are...Read More

Northside/Northshore Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Day and Pirates Game


Team SSB recently sponsored the annual Northside/Northshore Chamber of Commerce Community Day and Pirates game. The Northside/Northshore Chamber of Commerce is a service organization that creates, develops, and fosters a supportive climate among its members. The Chamber is a resource of services that help to promote, maintain and enhance business activities on the North Side. We enjoyed a...Read More

SSB Receives Community Reinvestment Act Award


SSB Bank’s Jennifer Harris was presented with the 2017 Community Reinvestment Act Award in the Small Bank Category, in recognition of her dedication to the Community Reinvestment Act. The Community Reinvestment Act is a United States federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities,...Read More

SSB invites you to "Festival in the Park"


Bring your whole family to celebrate the first weekend of summer! Join us at Blueberry Hill Park in Franklin Park Borough from 4 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday June 24, 2017. Festival in the Park is a free event featuring activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Join your fellow community members for an evening of live music, great food, inflatables, face painting and more. The night...Read More

SSB Celebrates Northside Leadership Conference


SSB Bank is proud to be a sponsor of the 34th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner presented by the Northside Leadership Conference. This annual event celebrates the success of local high school students, as well as the neighborhoods, partners, and parties that unite our home - the Northside of Pittsburgh. Last year, SSB Bank was honored to present a scholarship award to...Read More

SSB Bank sponsors Full Bloom Summer Dance Party


SSB Bank is pleased to be a sponsor of the 9th annual Full Bloom Summer Dance Party, a benefit for the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. The event consists of a VIP reception followed by a dance party with live performances, food and drinks, a dance floor, and chances to mingle with the arts-loving crowd of Pittsburgh. Full Bloom 2017 supports a summer of music, dance, theater, film and more at the...Read More

Mobile Banking with SSB


SSB Bank now offers Mobile Banking! Download the SSB Bank PGH Mobile Banking app via the Play Store or iTunes Store. • View accounts and history • Check balances • Transfer between accounts • Deposit checks • View monthly statements • Set alerts • Picture payment (just take a picture of your check to get it deposited) •...Read More

SSB Bank Sponsors Lincoln Photography Exhibit


SSB Bank is proud to sponsor the Photo Antiquities: Lincoln in Pittsburgh exhibit, running from May 2017 through April 2018. The exhibit features photographs, documents, and artifacts of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency. The rare, authentic and vintage collection includes a showing of Lincoln's Life Mask, taken just two months before his assassination. The exhibit will change...Read More

SSB Bank Sponsors the 2017 PCRG Community Development Summit


SSB Bank is proud to be a sponsor of the Seventh Annual PCRG Community Development Summit. This year's event, titled CommUNITY: The Power of People in Action, celebrates real, actionable, holistic solutions to the problems in Pittsburgh's communities. The summit helps bring together a diverse group of residents, entrepreneurs, investors, and developers to discuss the barriers faced...Read More

How To Get the Most Out Of Your Child's Savings Account


One of the first experiences many children have with saving money comes in the form of a Piggy Bank. It's where your child stashes quarters from the Tooth Fairy, birthday money from grandparents, or money saved for a shopping spree at the toy store. Starting with a Piggy Bank is a manageable way for kids to learn about saving up for important goals. But what the Piggy Bank offers...Read More

Construction Update for New McCandless Location


Update (August 2017): Our new location is now open! Come visit us at 8700 Perry Highway! The development of our newest location is underway! Our McCandless bank branch is anticipated to begin serving the North Hills community in late summer or early fall of 2017. The North Hills branch will have all the amenities of a modern bank, including a two-car drive-through with an ATM...Read More

The Benefits of SSB Bank


Update (August 2017): Our new location is now open! Come visit us at 8700 Perry Highway! The video below explains why SSB Bank is an exceptional choice among banks in the Pittsburgh region. Our Northside location has been open since 1922, and we are proud to share that developments are underway for a McCandless, North Hills location. SSB Bank continues to offer powerful new banking services and...Read More

Playing Our Part in the Community


It all started in 1922 in the basement of the former St. Gabriel Archangel Church on California Avenue. Eight community members came together to establish a community-oriented local bank with a commitment to its neighbors and neighborhood. For almost a hundred years, SSB Bank has maintained that same dedication to helping our neighbors thrive. We have helped countless North Side community...Read More