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America’s banking industry is seeing steady improvement, highlighted by a sharp increase in business loans and a dramatic improvement in the quality of bank portfolios, according to James Chessen, chief economist for the American Bankers Association. more
While 94 percent of parents and 94 percent of college students are concerned about the cost of higher education, about one-third of the students and half the parents are without a plan to pay back the debt. more
A food company that regularly poisoned people wouldn’t expect to stay in business for long. A pharmaceutical company whose drugs made patients sick would be shut down. But a bank that repeatedly rips off its customers? Why, it can just keep paying fines, toss out a “mea culpa” press release, and get back to business as usual -- even when it’s 80 percent owned by taxpayers. more
Betsey A. Purinton, 64, the managing director and chief investment officer for StrategicPoint Investment Advisors in Providence, is 13 years into her latest career – and still growing. more
Are mortgage lenders finally loosening up a little on their credit score requirements – opening the door to larger numbers of home purchasers this summer and fall? more
The intense competition in commercial lending moves one notch higher in Rhode Island after Labor Day when Massachusetts-based BayCoast Bank opens an office in downtown Providence. more
The share of Americans 65 and older with mortgage debt rose to 30 percent in 2011 from 22 percent in 2001, according to a May analysis by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau based on the latest available figures. more
Capital Good Fund has been awarded a $125,000 Community Development Financial Institutions Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury to provide micro-loans and financial coaching to low-income residents and communities across Rhode Island. more
Quality assurance manager of BlumShapiro’s Providence office talks about recent updates from Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board. more
Wells Fargo is accepting applications through Oct. 1 from companies interested in joining the bank’s new boot camp for financial services innovators. more
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