Yesterday, credit reporting agency Equifax announced that between May and August there had been a data breach affecting 143 million of their customers. Personal information potentially compromised include social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, addresses and birthdates. To find out if you may have been affected by this breach, please visit and follow the online instructions. Equifax is offering one year of free credit monitoring, whether or not you were affected by this breach.

As a reminder, you are always entitled to receive a FREE copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the three major credit reporting companies, Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian to ensure that the information on all of your credit reports is correct and up to date. Visit for more information.

The security of your personal information is a top priority at Charles River Bank and it is important to note that your Charles River Bank accounts have NOT been accessed and continue to remain secure. If you have any questions about your accounts with us, please call your Personal Banker at 508-533-8661.