In November 2007, it had 365 branches in the New York metropolitan area.
It first assumed the name of North Fork Bank & Trust Company in 1950 through the consolidation of Mattituck and First National Bank of Cutchogue in Cutchogue, New York. North Fork Bancorporation was formed in 1980 and Southold Savings was acquired in 1988.
In the 1990s, it began an aggressive move into New York City market with the acquisition of Eastchester Financial Corporation in Eastchester, New York in 1991; Bayside Federal Savings in Bayside, New York in 1994; the Bank of Great Neck in Great Neck, New York in 1995; 10 locations of First Nationwide in 1996; North Side Savings in 1996; Branford Savings Bank in 1997; Home Federal Savings in 1998; Amivest Corporation in 1998; Reliance Federal Savings & Jamaica Savings Bank FSB in 1999; the domestic deposits of Commercial Bank of New York in 2001 (marking an expansion of its two branches in Manhattan); the Trust Company of New Jersey in 2004, and GreenPoint Financial also in 2004.
Capital One acquired it and its Melville, New York headquarters for $14.6 billion U.S. dollars. It was only the second bank bought by Capital One, and was the larger of two acquisitions comprising Capital One's 2005-06 expansion into retail banking. On March 10, 2008, all North Fork Banks began using the Capital One branding.
At the time of its acquisition, the bank served the New York City metropolitan area with over 350 branches and around $60 billion in assets. The bank specialized in commercial banking. North Fork Bank CEO John Kanas incorporated the bank in 1980, joined Capital One with the 2006 acquisition, and in 2007, stepped down from his position as Capital One's head of banking.
The bank's reporting of unusual transactions of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer led to the criminal investigation that led to the Governor stepping down in March 2008.
The bank has naming rights to the world-famous North Fork Theatre at Westbury (formerly the Westbury Music Fair). It is located in the Westbury postal-zone section of Jericho, New York.
Soffes wood architecture to design two bank branches. (Banking).(Soffes Wood Architecture & Interiors will design branches for North Fork Bank)(Brief Article)
Jan 16, 2002; Soffes Wood Architecture & Interiors has been commissioned to design two new branch offices for North Fork Bank. The spaces are...