What Happened in 1867? Flash Widget
|1867 -||First Charter of Fox Chase Building Association No. 2|
|1910 -||July 6th, Charter renamed to Fox Chase Building No. 2|
|1925 -||First branch opens at 7940 Oxford Avenue|
|1939 -||Incorporated as Fox Chase Federal Savings & Loan Association|
|1956 -||October 22nd, current Rhawn St. branch opens|
|1985 -||September, Richboro branch opens|
|1995 -||September, Willow Grove branch opens|
|1996 -||December, Hatboro branch opens|
|1999 -||Name changed to Fox Chase Bank|
|2000 -||January, Ocean City, NJ branch opens|
|2000 -||February, Warminster branch opens|
|2000 -||October, English Creek branch opens|
|2004 -||December, Lahaska branch opens|
|2006 -||March, Marmora branch opens|
|2006 -||July, Media Business Banking Center opens|
|2007 -||September, West Chester Branch opens|
Fox Chase Bank was established in 1867, to help families put together enough money to buy their own homes. The original visionaries who founded the bank, and whose names appear on the original charter, include: Elijah Hoffman, G.W. Rhawn, M. Thatcher, D.F. Reading, William H. Tompkins, Ezra Wright, John Keith Yerkes, John W. Liverzey, Joseph H. Nester and Stuerd Brouse. The original bank charter written in quill pen, survives to this day.
The founders chartered the Building and Loan Association in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name "Fox Chase Building Association No.2 " — and the Fox Chase Bank tradition of helping neighbors achieve financial success was born.
Back then, much like our bank customers do today, association members made monthly deposits and trusted the founders to make good investments — which they did, using the funds to provide home mortgages to community members. Back then, home mortgages were auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Today, home mortgages are just one of many services Fox Chase Bank offers to customers. To see how the Fox Chase Building Association of yesteryear grew into today's modern Fox Chase Bank, browse the timeline.