BankNewport recently announced its second-year partnership with Rogers High School in Newport, to sponsor a youth financial literacy program during the 2013-2014 academic school year. The program complements the high school’s personal financial education initiative for students and consists of monthly classroom presentations by BankNewport’s management team on topics that included: careers, savings, checking accounts, debit cards, online banking, online bill payment, financial planning, credit and budgeting.
Navigant Credit Union’s 21 percent spike in total loans in 2013 over the previous year spotlights the Smithfield-based financial institution’s notable growth in two segments – residential mortgages and home-equity loans – as lenders in Rhode Island and nationwide struggle with the sluggish and competitive marketplace.
As Santander Bank’s new commercial markets director for New England, Ken Martin is at the epicenter of intense competition in the financial marketplace. He oversees commercial-business relationships among companies in New England with revenue of up to $500 million. Martin heads commercial teams with a combined 110 banking professionals, about 30 of whom are based in Rhode Island.more
The Providence-based New England team of Customers Bancorp, parent of Customers Bank, is on track to meet its regional goal of about $1 billion in assets, Customers Bancorp Chairman and CEO Jay Sidhu said.
The workshop “Intro to the HUBZone Program” that is designed to assist small businesses located in designated economically depressed areas and communities with high unemployment rates in getting assistance with contracts will be held Wednesday, March 5.
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