2015-05-13 / Front Page

Apple Bank for Savings Comes To Jackson Heights

Apple Bank has announced the upcoming opening of its newest branch office in New York City in Jackson Heights, Queens at 78-01 37th Avenue.  The branch is scheduled to open for business on Thursday, May 21 at 9:00 am. With this branch opening, Apple Bank now has six branches serving Queens, which is one of New York City’s most ethnically diverse boroughs and among the most ethnically diverse urban areas in the world.

 The new full-service branch is located in the heart of Jackson Heights and is convenient to both the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue and 82nd Street/Roosevelt Avenue subway stations, as well as a number of city buses.  The branch’s regular business hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Jackson Heights was the first garden city community built in New York City and is best known for the many small parks which were historically called “gardens” that are surrounded by large apartment buildings and private homes.  Much of Jackson Heights is now part of a national historic district that includes over 2,000 local buildings and sites.  The area has seen many different waves of immigrants over its 100 year history. Today, Jackson Heights is a thriving community of many ethnic local neighborhoods and small businesses.

James Matera, Executive Vice President of Apple’s Consumer Banking  Division, said, “Apple Bank is excited to become part of the vibrant Jackson Heights community and serve the banking needs of its diverse ethnic population. Our bank has been providing essential banking services to New York’s neighborhoods for over 150 years with a community-focused, branch banking approach.  We pride ourselves on getting to know the community leaders and the neighborhood residents personally – and that means understanding their needs, goals and concerns.”

Apple Bank has also announced that Rohan Madramootoo, a 25-year Apple Bank veteran, will become the branch manager at the new Jackson Heights location.  Mr. Madramootoo has a banking career that spans over 35 years, dating back to 1979 when he first joined Brooklyn Savings Bank.  He is licensed to sell insurance and annuities products in addition to Apple‘s core banking products. Mr. Madramootoo is a Floral Park, Queens resident and is also a member of the Indian-American Cultural Association of Westchester.

Apple Bank for Savings has appointed Rohan Madramootoo as Branch Manager of its newest full-service branch office located at 78-01 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens. The opening of the bank’s sixth branch location in Queens is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, at 9:00 am. Branch hours are Monday through Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Rohan currently serves as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager for Apple Bank’s Scarsdale branch office in Westchester.  

James Matera, Executive Vice President and Head of Apple Bank’s Consumer Banking Division, said, “Rohan has been a valuable member of the bank’s branch management team for close to 25 years.  He has built an impressive track record of success in business development, customer service and community outreach for the bank, and we look forward to his developing a strong following in the Jackson Heights community.”

After holding sales and customer service positions at various New York City savings banks, Rohan joined Apple Bank in 1987 as a Customer Service Representative and became Assistant Branch Manager at the 2100 Broadway office in Manhattan in 1993.  He then was promoted to Branch Manager of Apple’s Wall Street branch and served at this location from 1996 to 2005. After relocating to Florida in 2005 where he worked for Fifth Third Bank and Fairwinds Credit Union, Rohan returned to Apple Bank in 2011 as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager in the Scarsdale branch office in Westchester. 

Rohan earned an Associate Degree in Business Management from the American Institute of Banking. He is licensed in New York State as a Life Insurance agent.

Rohan has been an active participant in local community organizations in Westchester, including the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce and the Indian-American Cultural Association of Westchester. He lives in Floral Park, Queens with his wife. They have three children.

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