About Us

Pathfinder Bank is the oldest financial institution in Oswego County, New York. But the only hint of "old-fashioned" you'll find here is in our commitment to customer service and community involvement. As for the accounts and services we offer, though, we're proudly cutting edge.

It is both through our innovative philosophy and listening closely to customer needs that we have remained a step ahead of the banking industry since 1859. Our aim is to provide all the advanced conveniences the national "megabanks" offer, without the hassles, headaches, and mismanagement that is the hallmark of those banks. We believe we've hit our mark.

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 branches. 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.