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About Us

Established in 1905, Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company is headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania and is one of the largest community banks in Eastern Pennsylvania, with a footprint stretching from Binghamton, New York down through the Endless Mountains into the Greater Scranton Area, the Poconos, Lehigh Valley and the Greater Delaware Valley.

Peoples Security Bank is more than a financial institution in the communities we serve; we are a part of them as well. We are always looking at the needs of our customers and how we can exceed their expectations as we continue to make enhancements while maintaining our hometown values. No matter what you do or where you go, Peoples Security Bank will be here to assist you with your financial needs.


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Our History

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company was established in 1905 as the First National Bank of Hallstead located in Hallstead, Pennsylvania.  In February 1965, First National Bank of Hallstead merged with the Hop Bottom Bank to form Peoples National Bank (PNB) of Susquehanna County. In 2010 Peoples National Bank completed a transition to a Pennsylvania State Banking charter resulting in a new name, Peoples Neighborhood Bank.

Penn Security Bank & Trust Company was established in 1903.  In April 2009 the bank merged together with the Old Forge Bank to create one of the strongest community banks in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 

In December 2013, Peoples Neighborhood Bank and Penn Security Bank & Trust Company merged together to create Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company.  The merger strengthened the bank’s presence in Northeastern Pennsylvania resulting in a branch network of 26 locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York.

In April 2014 Peoples Financial Services Corp., the holding company of Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company, began trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol “PFIS”.

In December 2014, the bank expanded into the Lehigh Valley and opened its first branch on Airport Road in Bethlehem. In December 2015, the bank extended its footprint into the Greater Delaware Valley with a Loan Production Office in King of Prussia. To better serve their customers, this office transitioned into a full-service branch location in December 2016.

In August 2016, the bank expanded its presence in Luzerne County with the opening of a new branch in Kingston. The bank’s expansion continued during 2017 by adding two additional offices to the Lehigh Valley Branch Network at Emrick Boulevard in Bethlehem Township and Tilghman Street in Allentown.

Looking to the future, we will strive to exceed our customers’ expectations while helping them achieve their financial goals, create a work environment where our employees can develop professionally and help make our communities better places to live and work.  We will do this by focusing on our core values and company vision to become the premier financial services company in Eastern Pennsylvania as measured by quality, earnings and growth. 


Our Mission

To succeed, we must be constantly aware of the roles played by our stakeholders – our shareholders, our customers, our communities, and our employees.

We will work together to:

  • Exceed customers’ expectations as we proactively help them achieve their goals
  • Create a dynamic environment that promotes life-long learning and personal growth of employees
  • Help to make our communities better places to live and work by being an important contributor of time, talent and resources


To become the premier financial services company in Eastern Pennsylvania as measured by quality, earnings and growth.

Core Values

We believe that operating with a core set of values will be integral to the success of Peoples Security Bank.

  • INTEGRITY – it is our foundation, the basis of everything we do. We strive to be professional, honest, trustworthy, confidential, and respectful at all times.
  • EXCELLENCE – to do things better, exceeding expectations
  • TEAMWORK – working together for a common good, engaging our customers, coworkers, and partners
  • EFFICIENT – we will strive to manage our expenses