Trusted by neighbors since 1871.

We have been devoted to the public welfare of the Hudson Valley since February 1st, 1871, when twenty-one citizens of Saugerties petitioned New York State for a charter as the Board of Trustees of Saugerties Savings Bank. The name changed to Sawyer Savings Bank in 1973 — weathering all business cycles and growing ever since.

The bank doesn’t have stockholders. All its assets are held in a trust exclusively for the benefit of its depositors — you. We invest those deposits in the community: building homes, creating jobs, aiding capital expansion and helping the area and its people to grow and prosper.

Our Mission

We are stewards of a mutual institution with over 150 years’ experience and deeply invested in the community. We inspire financial success for our customers through innovative products and services while providing an exceptional customer experience by ingraining customer-first in everything we do.  We enrich local volunteer organizations and businesses through use of the bank’s business expertise and earnings.

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President’s Message

“Whether it’s our charter year of 1871 or 2021, we put you first.”

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Careers

Join your neighbors in a career at Sawyer

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Annual Report

View our 2022 Annual Report

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Bank Officers & Trustees

Meet the neighbors who operate our bank.

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Scholarships

We Support Our Local High School Students with College Scholarships.

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Community Giving

We pride ourselves in being involved in our local community and supporting local businesses, through volunteerism as well as monetary support.