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Unity Bank named to best bank list

CLINTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) has selected Unity Bank for its Best-Performing Banks 2023 list, which annually ranks the top community banks in the country.

Unity, the only New Jersey headquartered bank selected for the honor, was listed at number 25 out of 352 ICBA member banks with assets of $1 billion or higher. Unity holds about $2.5 billion in assets and $1.8 billion in deposits.

“We are honored to make this prestigious list of the top performing community banks in the U.S.,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “As a conservatively run and profitable community bank, we are well-capitalized and well-positioned to continue to serve our customers and community. The ICBA recognition is a tribute to our employees, board and management team for delivering value for our shareholders and customers by maintaining the bank’s financial strength and investing in our future.”

ICBA compiles the rankings by recognizing community banks who are high performers over several years. Using Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) data, ICBA takes into account pre-tax return-on-assets (ROA) figures from the past three years, with the most recent year weighted at three times, second most recent year at two times and third most recent year at one time. ICBA then divides the community banks into three broad segments based on asset size and ranks each segment based on the three-year weighted average ROA. A bank must have a rating of C or higher by Kroll Bond Ratings (formerly LACE) to be considered for ranking.

To view the full Best-Performing Banks 2023 list, visit’s-top-performing-community-banks-of-2023.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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