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Cross River Bolsters Its Commitment to Expanding Financial Services

October 26, 2021

Cross River Bolsters Its Commitment to Expanding Financial Services and Economic Inclusion to Underserved Communities

Contribution will further the work of the HOPE Inside network and bring financial literacy coaching and education to Cross River’s Teaneck, NJ and Brooklyn, NY branches

Cross River also expands partnership with The Memorial Foundation, sponsoring the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Social Justice Fellowship Program for 50 distinguished Fellows who are leading change in their communities

FORT LEE, N.J. - Cross River Bank (“Cross River”), a technology-driven financial services organization that provides core infrastructure and embedded financial solutions, today announced, as part of its Making Waves with Cross River program, expanded partnerships with both Operation HOPE and The Memorial Foundation in order to bring access to financial resources and increased economic inclusion to communities across the country.

“Our partners at Operation HOPE and The Memorial Foundation have dedicated themselves to empowering individuals and communities to deliver a more inclusive future for all,” said Gilles Gade, Founder, President, and CEO of Cross River. “For Cross River, giving back comes first, and we are grateful for the opportunity to double down on our commitment.”

Cross River and Operation HOPE have been partners for more than five years, and now, the two will expand their community-based approach to financial wellness, specifically through HOPE Inside, an award-winning model of community uplift at another location. HOPE Inside brings coaches to bank branches, providing in-person and virtual financial coaching, educational content, and solutions through financial dignity programming to empower individuals with the financial knowledge and tools they need.

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