History of PACB


In January 1992,the Community Bankers of Pennsylvania (chartered in 1973) and the Pennsylvania Association of Savings Institutions (chartered in 1877) consolidated their resources and membership to form the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB). PACB represents, exclusively, the interests of almost 260 community banks across the state of Pennsylvania. Despite the differing structural makeup of our member institutions (commercial banks, savings banks & thrifts), they all share a strong commitment and philosophy — meeting the financial needs of their community and citizens through hometown, quality service.

PACB and its members believe that “community” banks are better able to serve their local area than financial entities whose policies are not set locally and thus may not meet local needs. What sets community banks apart is their commitment to keeping the people of their communities first in the list of considerations for every financial decision they make.