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SSB Bank News & Updates


SSB Bank Earns PACB Region 1 Chairman's Award


The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) exclusively represents the interests of the more than 70 community banks chartered in the Commonwealth. The association's mission is focused; to preserve, promote and protect the community banking industry and the mean and women who work to make the financial dreams of their communities and neighbors become realities.PACB holds banks that go...Read More

PHFA Begins Accepting Mortgage and Rent Assistance Applications


The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Econic Security (CARES) Act, passed in March, provided $3.9 billion for Pennsylvania and is intended to help people hurt economically during the pandemic. In late May, the General Assembly directed $175 million of these CARES dollars to PA Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to provide assistance for struggling renters and homeowners. The portion for mortgage...Read More

COVID-19 Update


March 19, 2020To Our Customers:As your trusted, local community financial institution, we wanted to share updates with you regarding actions and policies we have implemented to safeguard the health of our customers and employees while continuing to provide convenient access to your finances in branches and online. We recognize that this is a very trying time for everyone as we all monitor the...Read More

We are Committed to Continuing to Serve Our Community


The following letter was shared with our customers via email on March 14, 2020 to communicate our response and planned initiatives related to COVID-19: As your trusted, local community financial institution, we wanted to share information with you regarding actions and policies we have implemented to safeguard the health of our members and employees while continuing to provide convenient access to...Read More

Humans of SSB: Aaron Shefler & DBA Trucking, Inc.


When you meet Aaron, one of the first things you’ll learn is that there is so much more to him than meets the eye. At first glance, you may immediately assume his physical limitations, but the second you start talking business, those limitations quickly become an afterthought. Aaron is a true example of a man who lets his tenacity and his aspirations, not his disability, define him. As an adult...Read More

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement


Sleeping in late, traveling as you please, no more performance reviews... what's not to love about the idea of retirement?Although for most people retirement is the ultimate goal, you're not alone if you don't know how, if, or when you'll be able to retire. Saving money to support your family through retirement can seem daunting, but as we always say, anything can be achieved if you make a plan!...Read More

Humans of SSB: John Patterson & Pittsburgh Community Television (PCTV)


Over the last almost eleven years, PCTV’s Executive Director, John Patterson, has devoted his passion, time and knowledge for the betterment of the organization and ultimately, Pittsburgh’s public community media. Although he is currently a devoted Pittsburgher through and through, his journey didn’t start in the city of bridges. It actually started back in California many years ago while he lived...Read More

The 5 Qualities of a Healthy and Positive Banking Relationship


Just like any relationship, there are good (and bad qualities) that you find in partners. Of course, no one is perfect... but you want to find a partner that brings more positive than negative to the relationship. We're not just talking about personal relationships, either. We are talking about the relationship with your bank! You shouldn't be settling for just any bank to manage your finances and...Read More

Consumer's Guide to Establishing Excellent Credit 


With the start of the new year, many of us have vowed to establish goals to help improve our current financial situation. Regardless of your specific goal, they all tie back to a better financial future for you and those you support. Everything you do financially ultimately ties together and can have an impact (for the better or the worse) on your goals. So if you dig down deep enough, you will...Read More

Ten Ways to Use Christmas Club Savings (That Don’t Involve Christmas)


Americans, in general, have a desire to save more. The problem? “Savings is America’s Achilles heel”, says Greg McBride, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Analyst at They need more help managing their money. Financial institutions can do more to provide products and features that allow individuals to more efficiently and proactively save their money.With our Christmas Club...Read More

Humans of SSB: Mike Joyce and Joyce, Inc.


Born and raised in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Mike Joyce has established a wealth of experience, connections and success over the years through his personal and professional endeavors. Mike’s business, Joyce, Inc., is a Pittsburgh-based web design, development, and digital marketing company supporting local businesses. Mike and his team have extensive experience in the industry. Taking on his...Read More

SSB Bank Named "Best Bank" in Northside Reader's Choice Awards


For the last four years, the Northside Chronicle has held a Small Business Reader's Choice Awards to shed light on small businesses in the Northside that make a huge impact on the community. The allow readers, community members and local, loyal Northsiders to cast votes for a few weeks leading up to the beginning of December. At that time, they announce the "best of the best" in each category....Read More

SSB Staff Give Thanks


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the people, things and opportunities that we are most thankful for. As a staff, we are most thankful for the chance to interact with and get to know our customers on a daily basis at our local branches. Additionally, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve such a strong, thriving and deep-rooted set of communities in the Pittsburgh area. Our branches in...Read More

5 Reasons to Open a Savings Account Before the Holiday Season


The new year usually triggers a reactive response from individuals who have gone a little off track for the last few weeks of the year. It is historically a time for “clean slate” mentalities and “new you” initiatives. Although most of us have the best of intentions, reactive responses often set us up for failure. In some cases, people spend weeks leading up to the new year digging themselves into...Read More

What is a VA Loan?


Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. There are many things to consider that make this process very stressful and overwhelming. If you are a veteran or serving in the military it can be more of a challenge compared to the average person. Luckily, there is a unique and powerful loan program specifically for veterans and military home-buyers: the VA loan.What...Read More