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St. Cloud police investigate Liberty bank robbery
St. Cloud police investigate Liberty bank robbery St. Cloud police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Friday morning at Liberty Savings Bank in west St. Cloud. The robbery was reported about 9:10 a.m. at 5803 Ridgewood Road. The robber wore a ski mask and other winter clothing when he 

Central Bank buys last Liberty branches
Storm Lake-based Central Bank has completed its acquisition of Liberty Bank's last seven branches. It has rebranded the Liberty locations and website with its signage and logos. The deal nearly doubles Central Bank's network of branches, from 11 to 18

READER SUBMITTED: Doucette Named Among 2014 New Leaders In Banking,0,7551508.story
In 2013, she led a team of employees charged with integrating operations when Liberty acquired Bank of Southern Connecticut. "She was chosen to lead the team and recommended for this award due to her collaborative work manner and leadership 

READER SUBMITTED: Fujio Named Among 2014 New Leaders In Banking,0,5061134.story
Before most other banks had the goal in sight, Fujio helped steer Liberty Bank away from paper reports to full automation. She also launched Liberty's debit-card capability, making Liberty the first bank in the state to instantly issue cards in

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Discrimination Against Customers Alleged in Liberty Bank Federal Suit

A federal lawsuit alleging Liberty Bank has engaged in systematic racial discrimination in its lending practices and has engaged in unlawful redlining has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center and the National Consumer Law Center, lists numerous examples of alleged discriminatory practices.

The lawsuit states the bank, which is headquartered in Middletown and has 57 branches, engaged in “unlawful redlining to restrict residential mortgage lending from communities where most residents are individuals of racial and ethnic minorities” and was discriminating against “African-American and Latino residential mortgage applicants in the application process by denying applications at significantly higher rates than white applicants.” Redlining is the practice of denying services, either directly or selectively raising prices, to residents of certain areas based on the racial or ethnic makeups of those areas.

Southington branch included in lawsuit alleging housing bias by Liberty Bank

A Southington branch was one of several Liberty Bank offices tested as part of a federal lawsuit alleging widespread lending discrimination and redlining, an attorney for the plaintiffs, the Connecticut Fair Housing Center Inc. and the National Consumer Law Center, confirmed this week. 

The two organizations filed the lawsuit this month against the Middletown-based bank, claiming it routinely discriminated against blacks and Hispanics in mortgage lending.

It further alleged Liberty Bank violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in a pattern of redlining to restrict residential mortgage lending from communities where most residents are minorities.

The center found “that Liberty Bank had the widest racial lending disparities in refinance denials for African-American and Latinx applicants compared with white applicants, and it failed to provide refinance loans to communities of color at a rate that outstrips its peers,” according to the federal lawsuit.  

How do I sign up for online banking with First Liberty Bank?

On their website it only has retail and business accounts. It doesn't have personal. So I tried the retail one but it says enrollment failed.

Here is the link to open an online personal account. If that fails, then click on the "contact us" button: