For Current & Incoming Postdocs: Banking

For your convenience, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s preferred method of payment is to deposit your salary or stipend in the bank account of your choice. The forms for Direct Deposit can be found here.

If you need to establish an account in New York, Chase and Citibank both provide free accounts (no fees) when you sign up for direct deposit.


A Citibank branch is conveniently located at 1330 First Avenue (at 71st Street). To open a new Citibank account, you will need to present a letter of introduction on Memorial Sloan Kettering letterhead that states your name, current position, and address. It is important that this letter is signed and dated within 30 days of the date on which you want to open the account. You can obtain a letter of introduction by contacting Hilda Figueroa via e-mail at You will be required to present your passport as photo identification when you open your account.

Citibank's hours of operation are:

  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

To inquire about opening an account or obtaining a credit card through Citibank, please contact:

Curlean Bradley

Chase Manhattan Bank

The nearest Chase branch is located at 1324 York Avenue (between 70th and 71st Streets). There is another branch located at 1180 Second Avenue (at 62nd Street). No minimum balance is required for opening an account here. The Chase At Work Program for Memorial Sloan Kettering employees offers:

  • No-fee checking account with direct deposit
  • Free online banking with online bill paying
  • Free Chase Visa extras
  • Access at more than 3,000 branches and 8,500 ATMs nationwide, along with ATMs at Duane Reade locations
  • Chase exclusive discounts on mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and personal loans

To open an account with Chase, Memorial Sloan Kettering employees must present two forms of valid identification at a local branch, one of which may be your employee ID. The other form should be either a valid driver's license or passport.

For more information on the two local Chase branches that support Memorial Sloan Kettering, contact their respective branch managers:

Keisha Hunter
Chase Bank , 1324 York Avenue

Jennifer Deluca
Chase Bank, 1180 Second Avenue