Quontic is a Member FDIC bank, headquartered in New York City and located in a growing number of states. We're all about customer service. We're here to help the community. We strive to make banking easy and the home mortgage process hassle-free. We are authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make Federal Housing Authority (FHA)-insured mortgage loans in all fifty states.
At Quontic, we strive to find meaningful ways to make an impact on communities across the country and give back. We have planted over 12,000 trees, provided over 1,500 meals for children, serviced nearly 18,000 weeks of clean water for those who do not have access, as well as providing almost 600 nights in a safe shelter for people suffering from poverty.
We are very sorry to report the death of Steve Schnall, CEO of CDBA member Quontic Bank. "Steve was a charismatic leader who inspired progress, got results, and managed to have fun along the way. He will be greatly missed," said George Lazaridis, co-founder and interim CEO.
On Monday, Quontic Bank began offering customers an unassuming black band embedded with contactless payment technology that they can use at point-of-sale terminals. Such devices exist in other countries. Visa introduced near field communication-enabled rings for Olympic athletes in 2016; the London-based Kerv emerged in 2017 from a Kickstarter campaign; a bank in Australia rolled out the Halo ring in 2018. Some ring-makers advertise availability in the U.S. But Quontic, a $916 million-asset community development financial institution in New York City, says it is the first financial institution to offer one in this country. Will consumers take to a debit card disguised as jewelry when they can already pay by hovering their cards, smartphones, fitness trackers or smartwatches above a contactless terminal?
Grace Pace, senior vice president of digital banking at Quontic Bank, says banks with rewards checking accounts will often require customers to fulfill specific activities to earn rewards. "With a rewards checking account, the most common activity would be swiping your debit card," explains Pace. "However, some will also encourage behavior, like enrolling in direct deposit or signing up for e-statements." Numerous financial institutions let you earn rewards solely through the rewards checking account. As a result, you won't need to own another bank account or apply for other bank services. First Independence Bank, Industrial Bank, and M&F Bank are also mentioned.