Where you bank makes a difference!

Since every dollar of IOLA interest supports civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers, we encourage attorneys to use a bank that pays a competitive rate on IOLA accounts.

Our Platinum Partner banks have made a special commitment to helping the poor, going beyond minimal compliance with our regulations to pay very competitive rates.

Though you can open an IOLA account with any of the banks listed below, there are two simple ways you can make a difference:

  1. Open your account with one of our Platinum Partner banks, or
  2. Encourage your bank to become a Platinum Partner bank by raising its rates!


Banks With an Asterisk Waive Fees 

Platinum Partners

These banks pay 0.70% or more on large balances in their IOLA accounts.

ACCESS Federal Credit Union
Bank of America
Bank of Hope
Bank of New York Mellon
Bethpage FCU
Carver Federal Savings Bank*
City National Bank/California
Flushing Bank
1st Century Bank, a division of MidFirst Bank
First Republic Bank
Genesee Co-op FCU
Hanmi Bank

J.P. Morgan Chase
Kearny Bank
Ponce Bank
Pioneer Savings Bank
Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co.
Shinhan Bank America
Signature Bank
Spring Bank*
Sussex Bank
Wells Fargo*
Woori America Bank

Gold Partners

These banks pay between 0.50% and 0.69% on large balances in their IOLA accounts. 

Adirondack Bank
Apple Bank For Savings
Banco Popular North America
Berkshire Bank (Massachusetts)
Citizens and Northern Bank
Empower Federal Credit Union
ESL Federal Credit Union
First Central Savings Bank

Habib American Bank
M&T Bank
National Cooperative Bank, N.A.
New Millenium Bank
Noah Bank
Peoples United Bank
PNC Bank
Preferred Bank

Silver Partners

These banks pay between 0.40% and 0.49% on large balances in their IOLA accounts.

Bank on Buffalo,a division of CNB Bank
Bank United*
Brooklyn Cooperative FCU
Carthage Federal Savings*
Country Bank
Cross County Federal Savings Bank*
East West Bank*
Empire State Bank

Maspeth Federal S & L Association
Metro City Bank*
National Union Bank of Kinderhook
OceanFirst Bank
Rhinebeck Savings Bank*
Santander Bank
Savoy Bank*
WallKill Valley Federal Savings & Loan

Other Participants

Abacus Federal Savings Bank
Adirondack Trust Company
Alden State Bank
Alma Bank
Alpine Capital Bank
Alternatives Federal Credit Union
Amalgamated Bank of New York
Amerasia Bank*
American Community Bank*
AmeriCu Credit Union
Astoria Bank
Ballston Spa National Bank
Bank Leumi
Bank of Akron
Bank of Castile
Bank of Greene County
Bank Hapoalim B.M.*
Bank of Holland*
Bank of Millbrook
Bank of Richmondville
Bank of the Ozarks
Bank of Utica
BCB Community Bank
Berkshire Bank
The Berkshire Bank
BNB Bank
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.
Capital Communications FCU
Capital One
Catskill Hudson Bank*
Cattaraugus County Bank
Cayuga Lake National Bank
CFCU Community Credit Union*
Champlain National Bank
Chemung Canal Trust Company*
Citizens Bank, N.A.
City National Bank of New Jersey
Community Bank, N.A.
Community Federal Savings Bank
Connect One Bank
Countryside Federal Credit Union
Customers Bank
Delaware National Bank of Delhi
Deutsche Bank
Dime Community Bank
Elmira Savings Bank*
Emigrant Savings Bank*
Empire National Bank
Esquire Bank*
Evans Bank, N.A.
Fairport Savings Bank
Fieldpoint Private Bank
First American International Bank
First Citizens National Bank
First Federal Savings of Middletown
First Heritage Federal Credit Union*
First National Bank of Dryden
First National Bank of Groton
First National Bank of Long Island
First National Bank of Scotia
Five Star Bank
Fulton Savings Bank
Geddes Federal Savings & Loan Assoc.
Generations Bank, Inc.
Genesee Regional Bank
Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Com.
Global Bank Gold Coast Bank
Gouverneur Savings and Loan Assn.
Greater Hudson Bank*

Hamlin Bank and Trust Company
Hanover Community Bank*
Hometown Bank of Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
The Huntington National Bank
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Investors Bank
Interaudi Bank
Israel Discount Bank of New York*
Jeff Bank
KEB Hana Bank USA
Key Bank Services Corp.
Lake Shore Savings Bank*
Lakeland Bank
Lyons National Bank
Mahopac National Bank
Maple City Savings Bank FSB
Medina Savings & Loan Association
Mercantil Bank
Metropolitan Commercial Bank*
Modern Bank NA
M.Y. Safra Bank*
National Bank of Coxsackie
National Bank of New York City
NBT Bank N.A.
New York Commercial Bank
New York Community Bank
North Country Savings Bank*
NorthEast Community Bank
Northern Trust
Northfield Bank
Northwest Savings Bank
Orange Bank & Trust Company
Pacific City Bank
Pathfinder Bank
Patriot Bank, N.A.
Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Peoples Security Bank
Putnam County National Bank
Quontic Bank
Radius Bank
Reliant Community Credit Union
Rondout Savings Bank
Salisbury Bank and Trust Company*
Savannah Bank N.A.
Sawyer Savings Bank
Self Reliance (NY) Federal Credit Union
Seneca Savings
Solvay Bank
Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union
Sterling National Bank
Steuben Trust Company
Suma Yonkers Federal Credit Union
TD Bank, NA
Tioga State Bank
Tompkins Trust Company
Ulster Savings Bank
United Orient Bank
Upstate National Bank
Valley National Bank
Victory State Bank
Walden Savings*
Wayne Bank
Webster Bank*
Westchester Bank


Rate information as of October, 2017 and is subject to change.