Tell us about your business.
Hyperion Bank opened its doors in November of 2006 in the Northern Liberties area. Housed in a stunning red brick building that over a century ago was Philadelphia’s Eighth National Bank located at the northeast corner of 2nd & Girard Avenue, the 135 year old bank building has been restored to its original 1871 grandeur, has received an award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and is a signature footprint in the area’s urban revitalization.
Hyperion Bank is dedicated to being an integral part of the fabric of our community by providing the best possible service and a broad range of products to both consumers and businesses. We are working closely with several local non-profit organizations who are working hard to continue improving the city’s neighborhoods.
Our employees understand the importance of “service”. We volunteer our time and effort to groups and causes in the communities we serve. We are proud to be part of this upbeat, vibrant and on the move neighborhood. You’ll find banking with us an efficient and hassle free experience. Our beautifully restored building may be old, but you’ll find we provide the latest in banking technology, services and security, now and into the future.
What do you feel you offer that some of your competitors may not?
Although we are a small community bank providing highly personalized services, that doesn’t mean we don’t have the latest technologies. Our customers enjoy state-of-the-art electronic Internet banking with bill payment, mobile banking apps and high powered budgeting tools like Finance Works – all at no charge. We are getting ready to launch several new services including Mobile Check Deposit, POP Money (Pay Other People), TurboTax and Debit Card Purchase Rewards. We have truly free checking for both personal and business accounts. We do residential mortgage loans and commercial lending to businesses including commercial real estate and construction loans. It’s what we like to call banking in HyperDrive!
What do you like about working and (if you do) running a business in this area?
It’s the hip, happening section of the city. So much activity and energy. It’s got a great vibe.
What do you think are the advantages that business owners have in the Fishtown area?
A concentrated population of young consumers looking for ‘local’ businesses they prefer to do business with. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive here. New small businesses are opening up all of the time. And it has a really artsy flavor too with all of the galleries and artists that create here.
What obstacles do we as a business community need to overcome?
Trash, graffiti, vandalism, violent crime, run down and abandoned buildings/properties/vacant lots. We also need better pedestrian level street lighting. Make crossing the streets safer.