Citizens Bank Recognizes Contributions of Small Businesses During Small Business Month

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business; small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--()--As part of an ongoing commitment to helping its customers bank better, Citizens Bank will turn National Small Business Week (May 1-7) into Small Business Month, with a month-long campaign thanking small business customers with special offers, branch signage and financial tips.

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Citizens Bank this year will recognize and thank small business owners for their impact in creating jobs, driving innovation and increasing America’s global competitiveness during the entire month of May.

“Our customers are at the very heart of what we do. We feel privileged to be able to get to know them, their business and help them achieve their dreams,” said Chris Ward, president of Business Banking. “During Small Business Week, which we are celebrating for the entire month, we thank our customers and all small businesses for what they do for the community and for the economy.”

During Small Business month, Citizens’ colleagues will be sharing financial tips on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #DreamSmallBiz. Citizens Bank colleagues will also share ongoing tips on the company’s YouTube channel. Bank branches will display ‘thank you’ messages to business customers and the bank will also provide special offers to small business customers, including:

  • Business Credit Card. 0% introductory rate on all purchases for six months, no annual fee and 3,500 bonus Everyday Points with the first purchase.
  • Paychex. Get 10% off the monthly payroll processing fee, plus a 90-day money-back satisfaction guarantee when you open a Paychex payroll account.
  • Citizens Bank Merchant Services. Earn up to $750 in your bank account based on total card volume processed during your first full calendar month.

Citizens Business Banking serves as a strategic advisor to businesses with annual revenues of up to $25 million. The bank works closely with small business customers to meet their needs to manage their cash flow with services ranging from business credit cards designed specifically for the needs of smaller companies, to deposit accounts tailored for businesses small and large, to foreign-exchange services that help the increasing number of smaller companies that are now global reap the benefits of a sophisticated approach to FX.

The bank has also grown its SBA lending with a dedicated SBA team to be able to accommodate the needs of small business customers.

For additional information on the ways Citizens Bank helps small businesses, as well as for tools for business owners, visit Citizens’ website.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $140.1 billion in assets as of March 31, 2016. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.

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Contacts

Citizens Bank
Lauren DiGeronimo, 781-471-1454
lauren.digeronimo@citizensbank.com

Release Summary

This May, Citizens Bank recognizes and thanks small business owners for their impact in creating jobs, driving innovation and increasing America’s global competitiveness.

Contacts

Citizens Bank
Lauren DiGeronimo, 781-471-1454
lauren.digeronimo@citizensbank.com