Astoria Federal's online, mobile and telephone banking capabilities remained available throughout the storm to those with power and are experiencing increased usage during the recovery. Additionally, the bank has opted to waive fees for the use of non-Astoria Federal ATMs, overdraft and insufficient funds fees, as well as CD penalties through November 5th, 2012.
For employees, Astoria Federal is exploring alternate work facilities, carpooling and shuttles at centrally-located areas to help deal with transportation challenges due to rail system outages and limited availability of open and working gas stations.
For more information regarding which branches are open as charging stations, and how you could donate to the Astoria Federal Savings relief initiative, please visit the website, www.astoriafederal.com.
About Astoria Federal SavingsAstoria Financial Corporation (NYSE: AF), with assets of $17.0 billion, is the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association. Established in 1888, Astoria Federal, with deposits in New York totaling $10.5 billion, is the largest thrift depository in New York and embraces its philosophy of "Putting people first" by providing the customers and local communities it serves with quality financial products and services through 85 convenient banking office locations and multiple delivery channels, including its enhanced website, www.astoriafederal.com. Astoria Federal commands the fourth largest deposit market share in the attractive Long Island market, which includes Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties with a population exceeding that of 38 individual states. Astoria Federal originates residential mortgage loans through its banking and loan production offices in New York, a broker network in four states, primarily along the East Coast, and through correspondent relationships covering nine states and the District of Columbia. Astoria Federal also originates multi-family and commercial real estate loans, primarily on rent controlled and rent stabilized apartment buildings, located in New York City and the metropolitan area.SOURCE Astoria Federal Savings