Stating a commitment to making banking and financing products more accessible to groups that historically have been underserved, Lancaster-based Fulton Bank has launched its new Diverse Business Banking Program.
The program is designed to meet the needs of minority, women, veteran, and LGBTQ business owners.
“This program advances our purpose to change lives for the better,” Fulton Financial Chairman, President and CEO Curtis J. Myers said in a statement.
Myers said on the company’s website that Fulton Bank is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The basis of the program is Fulton Bank’s Diverse Business Advocates, bankers who have earned a special certification and can provide individualized mentorship, educational resources, and custom solutions to meet the needs of diverse business owners.
The program’s products and services include the following:
- Business banking product bundles.
- Flexible approval criteria for loans and lines of credit.
- Merchant services.
- Payroll and cash management services.
- SBA (Small Business Administration) products.
“We’re building on the work Fulton Bank has long done as a trusted advisor for our customers,” said Joel Barnett, director of Commercial Affinity Banking. “In addition to serving diverse businesses, we want to strength relationships with community organizations so we can connect diverse businesses with the network and resources they need to succeed.”
The company’s website also promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion among its team members. Chief Diversity Officer Quianna Agent-Phillips said Fulton Bank’s inclusion efforts help forge connections throughout its workforce and foster collaboration among team members.
Fulton Bank, which has offices in the Lehigh Valley, is a subsidiary of the Fulton Financial Corporation.