Roma Bank was founded on September 20, 1920 in Trenton, New Jersey, as The Roma Building and Loan Association with $21,000 in assets and a small Trenton office. The bank's founders were public-spirited citizens of Italian ancestry responding to the need to help fellow Italian immigrants become deeply rooted in their community through home ownership and sound thrift and savings habits.
In those pre-FDIC days, Roma Bank’s customers trusted the bank’s founders and knew their money was safe with Roma Bank. From its’ very beginning, it was evident that Roma Bank was all about building things. It continues helping families build and buy their homes. It’s about helping entrepreneurs establish and build their businesses. It’s about building community relationships.
In July 2006, Roma Financial Corporation, the parent company of Roma Bank, concluded its initial public offering and began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “ROMA.”
With the July 2010 acquisition of Sterling Bank, Roma Bank has grown to 24 full-service offices spanning Mercer, Burlington, Ocean and Camden counties – with a global search and internet access via its internet banking website www.romabank.com. Roma Bank customers have access to 37,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide.
As Roma Bank has continued to grow, it has consistently earned the very highest rating from Bauer Financial and other financial rating companies.
In September 2011, Roma Bank will celebrate its 91st anniversary of service to the community. In the nine decades since 1920, Roma Bank has remained true to its four pillars - STRENGTH, LOYALTY, WISDOM and VISION - the foundation of every decision the bank makes.