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Lehigh Valley Banks
      These local financial institutions provide mortgages, loans, savings and checking accounts, certificates of deposit and other services for people in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the surrounding area.

Bank of America - Bethlehem Plaza (800) 841-40001
      Bethlehem Plaza, Allentown, PA 18101 - full service financial institution.

Corestates Bank - (610) 439-4240
      645 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101

First National Bank of Palmerton - (610) 826-2239
      4th & Lafayette Streets, P.O. Box 217, Palmerton, PA 18071
      11 convenient locations to serve you: Bath, Blakeslee,
      Egypt, Gilbert, Mt. Bethel, Northampton, Palmerton, and more.

Lehigh Valley Bank - (610) 821-5027
      Cedar Crest Blvd & Chestnut, Allentown, PA 18101

New Tripoli Bank - (610) 395-8834
      7747 Clausville Rd, Allentown, PA 18101 - Equal Housing Lender, FDIC

PNC Bank - (610) 691-7286
      1660 Vly Center Pkwy, Allentown, PA 18101
      Certified, Equal Housing Lender, FDIC, Insured

First National Bank in Fleetwood - (610) 682-9030
      100 E South St, Allentown, PA 18109

First Trust Bank - (610) 434-4030
      701 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101

Firstrust Bank- Hamilton - (610) 437-3701
      701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101

Wachovia Bank, N.A. - (610) 439-2921
      640 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101

Wells Fargo - (610) 435-8713
      702 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101
      Certified, Equal Housing Lender, FDIC, Insured.

KNBT - (610) 871-0900
      835 Hamilton St Ste 100, Allentown, PA 18101

Susquehanna Bank - (610) 439-0446
      1139 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101 - Personal Loans

QNB Bank - (610) 434-5179
      P.O. Box 9005, 1047 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101


Shop For Services
    Financial institutions vary in the services they provide and in their charges for those services. Shop around for an institution that offers what you want and whose fees are competitive.

Select Your Account Carefully
    Most institutions offer several types of checking accounts and several types of savings accounts. The fees you will be charged for these accounts may vary depending on the types of services that are provided, the number of times that you use those services, and the amount that you keep on deposit at the institution. If you do not need elaborate banking services, or can keep a certain amount on deposit, you may be able to reduce your fees substantially by shopping around.

Avoid Activities That Will Result in Charges
    Many fees are based on whether you engage in specified types of financial activities, such as using another institutionís ATMs, writing a large number of checks, or allowing your account balance to drop below a specified level. By taking special care to avoid these events you can reduce the fees that your account will be assessed.

Keep Careful Track of Your Balance
    Losing track of your balance can result in your writing checks on insufficient funds (i.e., bounced checks). Not only can this result in substantial fees being charged by your financial institution, but retail merchants that accept checks for payment sometimes impose additional charges as well.
Take Advantage of Specially Priced Accounts
Institutions offer low volume accounts that have lower fees. You should check with the institution about what accounts of this type it offers.

Take Advantage of Specially Targeted Accounts
A number of institutions offer accounts that are specially targeted to certain groups, in particular to senior citizens. (Note that the age for determining who is a senior citizen varies from institution to institution). A few institutions offer youth accounts. These accounts almost always have reduced fees.

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