Our 150th Anniversary

Founded in 1871, Brookline Bank “…was established with a commitment to provide a safe depository and convenient services to the Brookline community it served”. 

Since then, the number of communities we serve has grown, as have the breadth of customers and services we offer.  Today, our commitment to be “…a reliable, trustworthy, and local banking institution” continues as strong as ever.

How We Celebrated

We turned 150 on February 24, 2021.  While the pandemic caused a scaling back of our more public 150th Anniversary plans, we celebrated with service enhancements for our customers beginning with a new Online & Mobile Banking system introduced in March, 2021.  It continued throughout the fall with the launch of our new website and online account opening system in October.  

We are proud of our long history of service, and so is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which delivered this formal citation to us.

It goes to show how 150 years later, our commitment to serving our customers remains the same as the day we were founded. 

We Wrote the Book(s)

For our centennial in 1971, a commemorative book was published chronicling the years since our founding. 

We marked our 150th Anniversary with a sequel: Brookline Bank – 1971-2021 – Years of Transformation. This all-new book covers the significant growth and strategic moves that have made us what we are today: a full-service, commercial bank serving Greater Boston and much of eastern Massachusetts.

Interested in reviewing the original, with history all the way back to 1871? View it here.