First Fidelity Bancorp. said it will buy First People's National Bank, a closely held community banking company in northeastern Pennsylvania, for $19.6 million in cash.

The New Jersey-based company said it also is buying BankVest Inc., a privately held company that owns 70% of First Peoples.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.