M&T Bank

Issuer: M&T Bankm&t_bank_logo

Headquarters:Buffalo, New York

Website: M&T Bank

FDIC Status: Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company (M&T Bank) (FDIC Cert: 588) is FDIC Insured. The Bank has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934.

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Overview of M&T Bank M&T Bank is considered one of the country’s most highly regarded regional banks. They were founded more than 150 years ago in Western New York, where they are still headquartered. Their parent company, M&T Bank Corporation, had over $65 billion in assets as of December 31, 2007 and is one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies headquartered in the U.S. M&T customers are able to bank at over 700 branches throughout New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware. In addition, M&T customers have access to a sizable ATM network of more than 1,600 locations as well as state-of-the-art telephone and Web Banking.


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