North Shore Bank is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch in Reading, MA located at 31 Harnden Street. The Reading location marks the 18th branch office for North Shore Bank which will be celebrating its 132nd anniversary this May.

Michael R. Wheeler, North Shore Bank’s President said of the bank’s new branch:

We are thrilled to be expanding our footprint into Reading. As a community-focused financial institution we believe our core values and relationship-based banking philosophy meet the personal and business banking needs of the community.” He continued, “We look forward to supporting the businesses, as well as growing families in the area.

As a full-service bank, North Shore Bank will offer the Reading community in-branch, as well as online solutions to help address the various customer banking preferences. The branch will provide a wide array of consumer and commercial products and services, as well as wealth management options.

Tom Seyffert has been named branch manager of the bank’s newest office. Seyffert was previously the branch manager of North Shore Bank’s Lincoln Avenue branch in Saugus, MA and said of his new position:

We’re excited to be in Reading. We believe in investing in communities where our associates live and are connected to personally and professionally. Our Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer, Edward Fitzgerald lives here in Reading, and Personal Banker Beena Patel also lives in Reading and has worked downtown for the past six years.” He went on to say, “I’m confident both will uphold North Shore Bank’s commitment to putting our customers at the center of everything they do.

To celebrate with the Reading community and surrounding areas, the bank will be offering promotional items for new account holders as well as product specials. For hours of operation and directions to the new location, visit