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Reinventing How Banking Works for Entrepreneurs – The Journey of Wendy Cai-Lee

Our CEO Wendy Cai-Lee spoke with Christina Sjahli on Her CEO Journey podcast: Reinventing How Banking Works for Entrepreneurs – The Journey of Wendy Cai-Lee.

My journey to build the first chartered bank in New York since 2008 (6:41)
Piermont Bank holistic approach to serving its clients (9:06)
Common struggles among women business owners (14:24)
The key takeaway of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (19:46)
Strong capital and cash position set Piermont Bank to actively offering more loans (24:02)
The type of financing offers by Piermont Bank (25:43)
The underwriting process to apply for financing at Piermont Bank (26:55)
A list of questions business owners must answer before applying for financing (28:02)
How a finance expert can help answer the questions raised by the bank (29:25)
The type of communication a lender expects from a borrower during any crisis (31:25)
Guiding a client to stress test the financial situation of the business (33:53)
Advice from a lender perspective to small business owners during COVID-19 crisis (36:28)

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FinTech Female Fridays with Wendy Cai-Lee, CEO of Piermont Bank

Our goal is to champion new banks like us as better partners for FinTech, with no legacy system issues, a more open platform and a willingness to adopt new technology. We are always in the lookout for good partners that can help us improve our client experience and make banking easy, relevant and purposeful for entrepreneurs.

Piermont Bank’s $6M Financing for StorageBlue’s 5th Location

StorageBlue, New Jersey’s most consumer-centric and self-proclaimed lowest-priced self-storage brand continues their New Jersey expansion efforts with the grand opening of their Garfield location at 170 River Drive, Garfield, NJ 07026.The $6M project was financed by New York’s Piermont Bank and the location is now officially celebrating its grand opening.