Northeast Community Bank has completed its acquisition of the operating assets of Hayden Financial Group, an investment advisory firm located in Westport, Connecticut.

Kenneth Martinek, chairman, president and CEO of Northeast Community Bank, said: We are excited about the addition of the team from Hayden Financial to the bank – their credentials are impeccable. This acquisition gives us the ability to offer investment advisory and financial planning as part of the services we provide our customers at a time when the public is seeking more help with their finances from professionals.

Vern Hayden, CFP, president of Hayden Financial Group, added: This is a perfect fit for us since the bank is community focused and we look forward to being integrated with the bank, while remaining autonomous. I plan on remaining with my firm indefinitely and have no plans to retire. We see this as a partnership with great opportunity for growth. This is truly a high quality bank with financial stability and a top notch operation.