News and Events

Holiday Toy Drive: Donate at the URSB Lobby Through Dec. 15th

Posted on: December 6, 2017

Every child should get to experience the jubilation and excitement of receiving a new toy during the holidays. To help bring holiday cheer to the children of Carteret, United Roosevelt Savings Bank has partnered with the Carteret Housing Authority for a local toy drive.

Those who wish to donate can drop off a gift in the lobby of our Carteret branch office located at 11-15 Cooke Avenue. Toys suitable for boys and girls from toddlers to age 10 are being accepted through December 15th.

The Carteret Housing Authority is committed to developing and providing safe, sanitary, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in Carteret and the surrounding area. United Roosevelt Savings Bank has been Carteret’s local bank for more than 100 years, continuously committing itself to aiding the efforts of the Housing Authority and other organizations that enrich the Carteret community.

In this partnership and with the help of local residents, we believe we can make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors in need.

United Roosevelt Awards Two Scholarships at Carteret-Perth Amboy Thanksgiving Day Football Game

Posted on: December 6, 2017

United Roosevelt Savings Bank was on hand at the 2017 Carteret vs. Perth Amboy Thanksgiving Day high school football game to award scholarships to two senior students who were recommended by their respective coaches, faculty and administrative staff.

MVP trophy awarded to Dwayne Sharpe of Carteret HS
MVP trophy awarded to Dwayne Sharpe of Carteret HS

Chris Pena of Carteret HS and David Welch of Perth Amboy HS each received a $500 scholarship presented by United Roosevelt’s president, Ken Totten. The scholarships were awarded at halftime, followed by MVP trophies also presented by United Roosevelt to Carteret’s Dwayne Sharpe and Perth Amboy’s Tyler Jack after the game.

Sharpe rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns, leading Carteret to a 41-6 victory. Perth Amboy’s only score came on the last play of the game as Tahj O'Neal connected with Tyler Jack for a 68-yard Hail Mary touchdown. In a series dating back to 1927, Perth Amboy holds the all-time lead at 46-43-2. Carteret, however, has won five of the last six contests.

2017 marked the third consecutive year United Roosevelt has participated in the holiday rivalry game. As Carteret’s hometown bank, we are proud to support our local students and institutions. We have made a long-term commitment to continue our annual Thanksgiving Day scholarships, and are already looking forward to next year’s game.

Click here to see more photos from the game!

A Word About Security

Posted on: September 22, 2017

At United Roosevelt Savings Bank, safeguarding all customer information is one of our highest priorities. Unfortunately, in this highly digitized age, our valued customers may be vulnerable to information compromise from others.

As many of you may have heard, Equifax Credit Bureau announced last week that cyber criminals compromised their systems several months ago and may have obtained critical personal information. Equifax is estimating nearly 143 million consumers may be affected by this compromise.

Equifax has taken a number of steps to safeguard their customers. They have established a dedicated website, to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially impacted. They are offering a free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection service for one year.

The website also provides additional information on steps consumers can take to protect their personal information. Equifax recommends that consumers with additional questions visit or contact a dedicated call center at 866-447-7559, which the company set up to assist consumers.

For your convenience, we have also included answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this breach and what can be done to protect your personal information. This information was provided by the American Bankers Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve been hearing about the Equifax breach in the news. What happened?
Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, experienced a massive data breach. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people.

Was my information stolen?
If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance it was. Go to a special website set up by Equifax to find out: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Potential Impact,” enter some personal information and the site will tell you if you’ve been affected. Be sure you’re on a secure network (not public wi-fi) when you submit sensitive data over the internet.

How can I protect myself?

How do I contact the three major credit bureaus to place a freeze on my files?
Equifax: Call 800-349-9960 or visit its website.
Experian: Call 888-397-3742 or visit its website.
TransUnion: Call 888-909-8872 or visit its website.

Where can I get more information about the Equifax breach?
You can learn more directly from Equifax at You can also learn more by visiting the Federal Trade Commission’s web page on the breach at To learn more about how to protect yourself after a breach, visit