2017-03-15 / Features

Quontic Bank Ranked Number One Among State Banks

Based on eight measures of performance, Astoria-based Quontic Bank is ranked the top community bank in New York State in the latest comprehensive report from DD&F Consulting Group, the nation’s leading research and consulting firm on community banks.

In its peer group of 31 banks in the state, with assets of between $100 million and $250 million, Quontic Bank registered the best composite score. Taking into account the state’s 148 banks of all sizes, the report ranks Quontic Bank number 19, using the same eight measures of performance.

Established in 2009, Quontic Bank is designated as a Community Development Financial Institution by the US Treasury Dept., based on the bank’s combination of soundness and commitment to local lending.

“DD&F’s report is a gratifying affirmation of our focus on sound growth, both for the bank and for the dynamic and highly diverse community we are serving,” said Steven Schnall, Chairman and CEO. “With our assets rapidly approaching the $250 million mark, we look forward to significantly expanding our contribution to home ownership and business development in the coming years.”

Quontic Bank had $240 million in assets as of December 2016, and the bank’s asset growth rate for the year was 33%. The DD&F report placed the bank fourth in return on assets, and sixth in return on equity. It was ranked number one in both net interest margin and non-interest income.

Quontic Bank also is ranked 88th in soundness among the nation’s 6,199 financial institutions, according to DepositAccounts.com.

Quontic Bank, a federally chartered bank, is an avid mortgage and small-business lender in the greater New York and Miami markets. The bank’s lending focus includes its national reverse mortgage product, which is subject to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new rules for safety and borrower protection. For more information, visit www.quonticbank.com.

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