North Fork Bank
was an American
bank from 1950 until 2008 when it became Capital One Bank
(after the name of its new parent).
In November 2007, it had 365 branches in the New York metropolitan area
North Fork early history was dominated by mergers of banks on the North Fork, Suffolk County, New York
. Its earliest component was Southold Savings Bank in Southold, New York
(although the company dates its history from 1905 with the founding of Mattituck Bank in Mattituck, New York
which would become the most active early partner.
It first assumed the name of North Fork Bank & Trust Company in 1950 through the consolidation of Mattituck and First National Bank of Cutchogue in Cutchogue, New York
. North Fork Bancorporation was formed in 1980 and Southold Savings was acquired in 1988.
In the 1990s, it began an aggressive move into New York City
market with the acquisition of Eastchester Financial Corporation in Eastchester, New York
in 1991; Bayside Federal Savings in Bayside, New York
in 1994; the Bank of Great Neck in Great Neck, New York
in 1995; 10 locations of First Nationwide in 1996; North Side Savings in 1996; Branford Savings Bank in 1997; Home Federal Savings in 1998; Amivest Corporation in 1998; New York Bancorp in 1998;Financial Markets and Institutions
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