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In 1886, the town of Stoneham faced a sagging economy primarily due to the weakening of the once prosperous shoe industry. Facing uncertain economic times, Stoneham residents had few places to turn for financial support. It was at this point that a group of Stoneham citizens got together at the Town Office to consider the feasibility of establishing a co-operative bank in Stoneham; an institution they felt critical to assist the town and its citizens in the transition from an industrial center to a residential community populated by individuals working outside of its borders.

On January 10, 1887, StonehamBank was established to meet the financial needs of its residents. Being state chartered as a co-operative bank meant that its directors would be elected by its shareholders, giving the bank’s customers a real voice.

StonehamBank still operates under the same premise today, more than 125 years later. As a mutual institution, StonehamBank continues to strive to work together to achieve common financial goals by providing the fundamental principles of service excellence and trust. As an integral part of the communities we serve, you can count on StonehamBank as a financial partner that will deliver an Optimum Banking™ experience.

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