SSB Bank News & Updates


Pittsburgh Charities We Love to Support


September 5 is National Charity Day. Below, we are highlighting some of the fantastic Pittsburgh-based charities and organizations SSB Bank has worked with over the years.Participating in our community is an honor and privilege, but it's also our responsibility. As a local community bank, we believe in our communities and in the power of giving back. As individuals, we want to live in...Read More

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 traditional...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 same...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 WorkContact us for more information about the application process. You will complete a First...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 mortgage.Don't be late on...Read More