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April 3, 2023

Fidelity Bank Receives Superior Rating for Thirty Eighth Consecutive Quarter

For the last 38 consecutive quarters, independent banking watchdog agency, Bauer Financial, has given Fidelity Bank a 5-Star “Superior” Rating for financial strength and stability, its highest rating.

Bauer Financial is an independent rating company analyzing and reporting on the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. Financial institutions that earn a Five Star rating from Bauer Financial are placed on the Bauer Financial Recommended Report. 

 “Our ‘Superior’ rating from Bauer Financial attests to Fidelity Bank’s strength and security.  Our goal is to exceed clients’ expectations and to build lasting relationships by providing products and services designed to address their needs.” said Daniel Santaniello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank. “Enhanced by local decision-making, we credit our bankers’ emphasis on providing outstanding client service and trusted financial advice with our continued success.” he added. 

Bauer’s star-ratings are independent and unbiased, and assigned on a scale of zero to five stars, with five being the strongest. The rating is based on Fidelity Bank’s financial strength and safety based on factors such as capital, asset quality, profitability, risk management and sound business practices.

Bauer Financial rates financial institutions based upon a complex formula factoring in current and historical data. The first level of evaluation is the capital level of the institution followed by other relevant data including, but not limited to, profitability, historical trends, loan delinquencies, repossessed assets, reserves, regulatory compliance, proposed regulations and asset quality.

Fidelity Bank has built a strong history as a trusted financial advisor and continues its mission of exceeding client expectations through a unique banking experience. It operates 20 full-service offices throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lehigh and Northampton Counties, along with a limited production commercial office in Luzerne County and a Fidelity Bank Wealth Management Office in Schuylkill County. Fidelity Bank provides a digital banking experience online at, through the Fidelity Mobile Banking app, and in the Client Care Center at 1-800-388-4380. Additionally, the Bank offers full-service Wealth Management & Brokerage Services, a Mortgage Center, and an array of personal and business banking products and services. Part of the Company’s vision is to serve as the best bank for the community, which was accomplished by having provided over 4,100 hours of volunteer time and over $1.6 million in donations to non-profit organizations directly within the markets served throughout 2022. Fidelity Bank’s deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation up to the full extent permitted by law.