Founded in 1927 as the Passaic Park Trust Company. The Bank changed its name in the mid 1930's to the Bank of Passaic and Trust Company. In 1956 the Bank acquired the Bank of Allwood located in Clifton, NJ. At the same time, the name was changed to The Bank of Passaic and Clifton. The acquisition of the Bank of Wayne in 1976 created a need for a new identity, and the name Valley National Bank was chosen. Since 1976, Valley has been committed to an expansion strategy dedicated to the highest level of service, and it has continued to grow and strengthen its regional commitment through the following acquisitions:

  • Acquisitions
    1956- Purchased The Bank of Allwood (Clifton)
    1976- The Name Valley National Bank Chosen
    1976- Acquired The Bank of Wayne
    1977- Acquired Bankers National Bank (Elmwood Park)
    1981- Acquired Liberty National Bank (Hillsdale)
    1982- Acquired Fair Lawn State Bank
    1983- Formed Valley National Bancorp
    1984- Purchased First National Bank and Trust Co. of Kearny
    1990- Purchased Mayflower Savings Bank (Livingston)
    1991- Acquired the Deposits from RTC for
             - North Jersey Savings (Clifton)
             - First Jersey Savings (Wyckoff)
             - Nutley Savings
             - Yorkwood Savings (Warren)
    1992- Acquired Powder Mill Bank (Morris Plains)
    1993- Acquired People's Bank (Fairfield)
    1994- Acquired Rock Bank (N. Plainfield)
    1995- Acquired Lakeland Savings Bank
    1995- Acquired American Union Bank (Union)
    1997- Acquired Midland Bancorp (Paramus)
    1998- Acquired Wayne Bancorp
    1999- Acquired Commonwealth All Service Title Agency
    1999- Acquired Ramapo Financial Corporation (Wayne)
    1999- Acquired New Century Asset Management Co.
    2000- Acquired Hallmark Capital Management, Inc.
    2001- Acquired Merchants Bank of New York
    2001- Acquired Valley Commercial Capital, LLC
    2002- Acquired Masters Coverage Corp.
    2002- Acquired NIA/Lawyers Title Agency, LLC
    2005- Acquired NorCrown Bank (Livingston)
    2005- Acquired Shrewsbury State Bank (Shrewsbury)
    2008- Acquired Greater Community Bank (Totowa)
    2010- Acquired LibertyPointe Bank (FDIC Acquired)
    2010- Acquired The Park Avenue Bank (FDIC Acquired)
    2012- Acquired State Bank of Long Island (Jericho)
    2014- Acquired 1st United Bancorp Inc. (Boca Raton)
    2015- Acquired CNLBank (Orlando)
    2018- Acquired USAmeriBank (Clearwater)
    2019- Acquired Oritani Financial Corp.
    2022- Acquired The Westchester Bank
    2023- Aquired Bank Leumi USA