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Apple Bank and HFLS Are Here To Help Ukrainian Refugees

The drive to support our local community is in our DNA at Apple Bank. Since the 1930s and 1940s, we have provided financial services to refugee communities in need, and we continue to carry that spirit with us today.

We are pleased to announce that all Ukrainian refugees are immediately eligible to open an Apple Bank account at any of our branch locations. This provides Ukrainian refugees with important banking services that allow them to take control of their finances, such as paying bills, making everyday payments, withdrawing money, and setting up direct deposits with their employers.

Applicants simply need to visit any local Apple Bank branch and bring:
  • Their passport with an unexpired US Visa, or a DHS Document/Stamp for Humanitarian Parole.
    • Expired passports are acceptable, assuming that the stamps/visas are current.
  • Any document showing proof of address/residency.
    • Any address document is acceptable for those with Ukrainian refugee status, whether it bears the applicant’s name or not.
With these documents in hand, an applicant can explain their situation to an Apple Banker and ask to open an account. The applicant will be guided through the process with care.

Helping us in this cause is the non-sectarian lender, Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS), that also aims to help newly-arrived Ukrainians resettle and build new lives through the power of interest-free loans, as well as grants for basic expenses, such as rent.

Continuing their 130-year tradition of providing recent immigrants and vulnerable members of the community with the means to resettle, restart, and build new lives, they’ve been incredibly fastidious in providing Ukrainian refugees with interest-free lending options, helping displaced communities stay informed, and connecting them with institutions, like Apple Bank, to ensure that they’re equipped with the tools to rebuild.

For more information, you can stop into any of our branch locations listed here to inquire about opening an account with Apple Bank, or visit the HLFS website to apply for interest-free lending options.