Sterling Bancorp, formerly Provident New York Bancorp, is a holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Sterling National Bank (SNB), which specializes in the delivery of service and solutions to business owners, their families, and consumers. SNB offers a range of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. The Bank primarily originates commercial real estate loans, and commercial and industrial loans. It also originates residential mortgage loans and consumer loans such as home equity lines of credit, homeowner loans and personal loans in market area. The Bank invests in government and agency securities, State and municipal securities, equities and mortgage-backed securities. SNB offers a range of deposit accounts with a range of interest rates and terms. As of September 30, 2014, the Company had over $7.3 billion in assets.