Due to the growing nature of COVID-19, we are taking every precautionary measure to keep our team, clients, and communities safe.

In order to maintain a safe environment for our employees, clients, and communities we have temporarily closed some offices and are updating hours at others.

We are available for you during this challenging time and suggest that you reach out to our bankers either directly or by calling 844-266-2548.

Learn more about our Consumer Loan and Mortgage Relief options here.

Due to the growing nature of COVID-19, we are taking every precautionary measure to keep our team, clients, and communities safe.

In order to maintain a safe environment for our employees, clients, and communities we have temporarily closed some offices and are updating hours at others.

We are available for you during this challenging time and suggest that you reach out to our bankers either directly or by calling 844-266-2548.

Learn more about our Consumer Loan and Mortgage Relief options here.

Merger Highlights

ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc.

We are pleased to report that our previously announced acquisition of Bank of New Jersey (BONJ) is complete. On May 4, 2020, Bank of New Jersey will transition on to the ConnectOne platform and take on the ConnectOne name and brand.

BONJ accounts will move over to ConnectOne Bank on May 4th and BONJ account holders may experience some changes. ConnectOne Bank clients will not experience any changes to their accounts. We have assembled a guide to help you navigate through any changes that may impact you and browse through the variety of benefits you will have access to. This guide can be found here.

Our teams are working diligently to ensure that this is a seamless transition and will continue to update this page with new developments.

Click on each tab to find some key information for BONJ account holders. Please refer to the Products & Services guide for more in-depth information on the upcoming changes that may impact you.

  • At close of business, BONJ's Haworth branch and Fort Lee Main branch (located on Palisades Ave.) will both convert to ConnectOne Bank offices. The remaining seven offices along with any additional ATMs will close.
  • BONJ Online Banking platforms will deactivate on this date as of 4:00 PM. We recommend clients login and download any account statements and Quicken or Quickbooks history that you need before this time.
  • Online Bill Pay users can schedule payments until 1:00 PM on May 1. Any payments scheduled to be paid after May 1 will resume beginning 8:00 AM on May 4. However, we recommend reviewing your scheduled bill payments once you’ve logged into your ConnectOne online banking on May 4.
  • Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) will no longer be available through the Bank of New Jersey online banking site as of 4:00 PM. *If you are an RDC client using a scanner, your local bank representative will contact you prior to May 4 with information to schedule an appointment for the installation of the new ConnectOne Bank deposit software.

On May 1 to May 4, Bank of New Jersey debit cards will experience temporary transaction limits. The temporary daily limits are as follows:

  • $300 ATM cash withdrawals
  • $500 Point of Sale (POS) transactions using a PIN
  • $750 Point of Sale (POS) transactions without a PIN
  • You will have access to all 30 offices in ConnectOne Bank's network. A full listing of ConnectOne Bank locations can be found here.
  • You can log into ConnectOne Bank's online banking platform beginning at 8:00 AM. Visit www.ConnectOneBank.com and input the same credentials you used at Bank of New Jersey.
    • If you have Online Banking credentials for both Bank of New Jersey and ConnectOne Bank, you may receive a separate communication.
  • You can download and log in to the ConnectOne Bank Mobile app.
    • Please note, you will first need to log into ConnectOne Bank's online banking platform before logging into the mobile app.
  • ConnectOne Bank's automated banking line will activate for your account. Call 844-266-2548 to check your balance, transfer funds or connect with a banker. Your access PIN will be set to the last 4 digits of your SSN/TIN (temporary PIN valid for 60 days).

Under FDIC rules, you are in no immediate risk of having funds over the insurance limit. In general, the deposit accounts you had at Bank of New Jersey will continue to be separately insured for six months following he merger and longer in the case of some Time Accounts (CDs). The six-month grace period allows you time to restructure your accounts so you can maximize your coverage at ConnectOne.

Your loan number and account number will remain the same. As a result of the ConnectOne/Bank of New Jersey merger, loan servicing is being moved to ConnectOne Bank effective May 4, 2020. After this date, ConnectOne Bank will begin collecting your payments. Any payments being made after May 1, 2020, should be made to ConnectOne Bank and mailed to:

  • ConnectOne Bank
    Attn: Loan Operations
    2455 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083

Payments can also be made in person at your local branch. If you should have questions for either your current servicer (Bank of New Jersey) or your new servicer (ConnectOne Bank) about your loan transfer, please contact us using the information below:

  • Current Servicer:
    Bank of New Jersey
    201-720-3271
    750 East Palisade Ave
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
  • New Servicer:
    ConnectOne Bank
    844-266-2548
    2455 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083

Under Federal Law, during the 60-day period following the effective date of the transfer of the loan servicing, a loan payment received by your old servicer on or before its due date may not be treated by the new servicer as late, and a late fee may not be imposed on you.

No. We recommend downloading your old statements from your Bank of New Jersey online banking portal, along with any Quicken or Quickbooks activity.

Consumer and Business Online Banking users can access their online statements until 4:00PM on May 1.

If you need an old statement after this date, please contact your local banker for assistance.

You will continue to use your existing Bank of New Jersey Visa® debit card after our systems conversion on May 1, 2020. If your card is set to expire within th next few months, you will receive a new card in the mail, before your card's expiration date, with the Bank of New Jersey logo.

Please note, on May 1 to May 4, Bank of New Jersey debit cards will experience temporary transaction limits. The temporary daily limits are as follows:

  • $300 ATM cash withdrawals
  • $500 Point of Sale (POS) transactions using a PIN
  • $750 Point of Sale (POS) transactions without a PIN

How can we help you?

Contact a ConnectOne Bank representative to learn more.

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