About Us

About Us Presidents Message

 Founded in 1836, Tompkins Trust Company is a full-service, locally-managed community bank with 15 branches serving the Tompkins County area, Auburn and Cortland in Central New York.  Because our senior management is locally based, we have first-hand understanding of this community and a unique commitment to the vitality of its businesses and families - we live here too.

HONORING A TRADITION OF LONG-TERM VALUE AND TRUST 
Today, we continue to honor the mission we began more than 175 years ago - to provide long-term value and earn the trust of the clients and community we serve.   Tompkins Trust did not participate in subprime lending nor in any subprime-related investments.  We did not take funds from the government’s TARP program and we remain strong and well capitalized.
  

ACTIVELY LENDING TO OUR COMMUNITY’S FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES
Despite what you may have read about the banking industry curtailing lending during the current recession, Tompkins Trust Company continues to be active in making home mortgage and business loans.  As a community bank, we reinvest the deposits we hold as loans to local businesses and families, helping the economy and employment in this area.  Our credit decisions are made locally, by experienced lenders who know our clients personally and the area’s economy first-hand.

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY’S ORGANIZATIONS
Tompkins Trust Company is dedicated to enhancing the vitality of our community through the support of numerous local economic, arts, education, and health-related organizations. Additionally, our employees contribute countless hours of community service and fundraising activities for area organizations.

RANKED AMONG THE NATION’S STRONGEST AND MOST STABLE BANKS
Tompkins Trust Company was again recognized by Bauer Financial, an independent ratings firm, as among the nation's strongest banks. We remain on its 4-Star Recommended (Excellent) list in 2013. To make the list, banks are rated on their overall financial picture, performance, strength and stability. These "recommended" banks are said to be operating well above regulatory capital requirements.

BACKED BY THE STRENGTH AND CAPABILITIES OF TOMPKINS FINANCIAL
Tompkins Trust is the founding company of Tompkins Financial Corporation, a $5 billion financial services holding company headquartered in Ithaca.  Through our affiliation with Tompkins Financial, we are able to offer our clients the best in banking services, increased lending capabilities, and innovative services like Remote Deposit for business – plus, other high-quality financial services, such as insurance, investment management and financial planning - delivered with the professional expertise and personal service for which all Tompkins Financial companies are known.

Tompkins Financial Corporation retains its long-term focus.

  • Profitable for 59 consecutive years
  • Increased revenue for 56 consecutive years
  • Paid cash dividends for more than 80 consecutive years
  • Increased cash dividends for 24 consecutive years

For more information contact us or view our Shareholder page 

 

Gregory J. Hartz
President & Chief Executive Officer

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