About Us

Pathfinder Bank has been serving the Central New York community since 1859 but the only hint of "old-fashioned" you'll find here is in our commitment to customer service and community involvement.


It is both our customer focused approach to providing financial services and our innovative philosophy that have made us who we are today. Our aim is to provide all the advanced conveniences the national banks have to offer, without the hassles. Here at Pathfinder Bank, we are local decision makers dedicated to serving the communities in which we live, work, and play.


We invite you to learn more about our accounts and services, either by browsing our website or stopping by for a personal visit to one of our 9 conveniently located branch offices throughout Onondaga and Oswego Counties. We look forward to partnering in your financial well-being.


Our Mission

To foster relationships with individuals and businesses within our communities to be the financial provider of choice. Our goal is to continually enhance the value of the bank for the benefit of our shareholders, customers, employees and communities.


Our Vision

At Pathfinder Bank, we strive to be the local bank our community trusts.


Local: We have proudly served Central New York for over 150 years. Like our customers, we live, work and play here. That fact not only allows us to know our customers better, but gives our customers access to decision makers right here in Central New York.


Community: Our success is intertwined with the success of the communities we serve. For that reason, and because it is the right thing to do, we invest our resources, time, and talents in those communities.


Trust: Because we want to serve our local communities for another 150 years, we must earn the trust of our customers every day. We do that by being ethical, capable, honest, reliable, and responsive. We do not sell products and services to our customers. We listen, and inquire, to determine our customers' needs. Then, with the help of a team of trusted advisors, we develop a program of services and products to uniquely satisfy those needs.