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Pittsburgh Cannabis Banking

Discover remarkable financial services, personalized banking, and regulatory support with Safe Harbor Financial. We’re the industry-leading financial institution delivering marijuana and hemp banking in Pittsburgh.

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Expanding or establishing a cannabis-related business (CRB) relies entirely on easy access to financial services. Whether it’s opening a checking account or setting up electronic payroll, Safe Harbor Financial has all the services needed to succeed and survive.

However, given the federal prohibition against cannabis, major financial institutions refuse to serve the cannabis industry. That’s left most companies severely underbanked. Safe Harbor Financial was founded in 2015 to bridge this divide, with a firm commitment to solving the underbanking crisis.

Despite the illegality of recreational cannabis in Pittsburgh, medicinal marijuana, hemp, and CBD businesses still require financial services. Our Pittsburgh cannabis banking services include checking and savings accounts, online banking, consumer payments, electronic tax payments, direct deposit payroll, and more.

Contact our expert team to learn more about becoming a member of Safe Harbor Financial – we help you navigate the complex legal and regulatory waters.

Pittsburgh cannabis banking services

Running a business is wholly reliant on the financial services at your disposal. Capital investments and loans are needed to expand; checking accounts and electronic consumer payments keep the money flowing in; and payroll services ensure you’ve got a satisfied team. In addition, all our members gain access to our full range of financial services, including:

  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Online banking with 24/7 account access
  • Consumer payments
  • Electronic tax payments
  • Cash management accounts
  • Cash pick-up and delivery services
  • Investment options
  • Employee accounts
  • Direct deposit payroll
  • ACH payments and origination options
  • Wire Services
  • Financing
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Experience the forefront of marijuana banking in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is one of the East Coast’s foremost cities. With a significant population and excellent regional connections, the “Steel City” is in a prime location to ride the wave of legalization. Unfortunately for aspiring entrepreneurs, recreational marijuana remains illegal in the state of Pennsylvania. However, medical marijuana was legalized in 2016, and the city is a thriving market for premium-quality hemp and CBD.

In fact, producing, extracting, and selling CBD products derived from hemp is a lucrative industry in the region. 

What’s needed is an experienced financial institution dedicated to supporting all sectors of the cannabis industry. That’s Safe Harbor Financial. We’ve supported numerous hemp and CBD businesses nationwide. Indeed, so far, we’ve processed $12 billion in cannabis-related funds, managed nearly 600 accounts, and operated in 20 states – few financial institutions have the expertise present at Safe Harbor Financial.

Plus, with the Governor pushing for recreational legalization – on economic and social grounds – members of Safe Harbor will be perfectly positioned to capitalize on the new legal market. Indeed, we’ve got extensive experience shepherding Colorado’s cannabis industry to maturity.

Speak to us about joining our growing family of cannabis-related businesses – we’re ready to help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join Safe Harbor Financial? +

Please submit an application via our website to become a member of Safe Harbor Financial. We accept applications from all legitimate and legal CRBs. You’ll need to complete three simple steps:

  1. Submit your application
  2. Document check and due diligence
  3. Interview, site inspection, and in-depth business review

We also ask you to submit the relevant documentation when applying:

  • All business documents (including bylaws and operating agreement)
  • Your marijuana license or certificate and a complete copy of your license application
  • Your IRS EIN Certification Letter

Please get in touch with our team for any further questions about Safe Harbor or the application process.

Why is cannabis banking in Pittsburgh important? +

Running a CRB without adequate cannabis banking is a risk. Most likely, you’ll be forced to operate solely in cash, becoming a prime target for a criminal. In fact, employees have died in some armed robberies – increasing the need for additional security and training.

Furthermore, the current legal status of cannabis in Pennsylvania means businesses must be extra careful to stay within the confines of the law. Our high-level expertise in regulatory matters makes us the perfect choice to support your business.