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Study: Direct banks seeing some wavering of customer satisfaction

PROVIDENCE – Direct banks continue to outperform traditional retail banks in overall customer satisfaction, but these branchless institutions are showing some signs of vulnerability.Direct...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is taking its small business funding show on the road this summer, coming to four New England cities in August.

SBA road tour to bring information about funding for tech projects

PROVIDENCE – Four New England cities, including Providence, will host visits this summer by the SBIR Road Tour, a national outreach to publicize opportunities...
AFTER NEARLY TWO DECADES with The Lego Group, Colin Gillespie is looking to help Webster Bank employees continue to deliver a superior banking experience to its customers. / COURTESY WEBSTER BANK

Five Questions With: Colin Gillespie

Colin Gillespie, senior vice president, brand marketing, for Webster Bank, joins the Waterbury, Conn.-headquartered bank after a long career with the Lego Group, most...
BANK RHODE ISLAND has provided $17 million in financing for a group of residential real estate properties in the northeast corner of Providence County.

BankRI provides $17M loan for residential units north of Providence

PROVIDENCE – The commercial real estate division of Bank Rhode Island has closed a $17 million loan to RISSPORT II LLC to assist in...
FROM LEFT: Brian Baldizar, assistant principal, Classical High School; Thomas Flanagan, chief academic officer, Providence Public Schools; Zawadi J. Hawkins-Gladstone, principal, Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School; Seth Magaziner, R.I. General Treasurer; Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, chairman & CEO, The Washington Trust Co.; Christopher Coleman, principal, Mt. Pleasant High School; and Judy Fried, assistant principal, Providence Career and Technical Academy, mark the success of Washington Trust’s financial literacy program at the bank’s East Side of Providence branch. / COURTESY THE WASHINGTON TRUST CO.

Washington Trust honored for its educational partnership promoting financial literacy

PROVIDENCE – The Washington Trust Co. has been awarded the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation Award by EverFi Inc. and its Financial Capability Network for...

Survey: Americans place high value on credit cards and good scores

PROVIDENCE – Americans’ attitudes toward that pervasive American invention – credit cards – are somewhat mixed, according to a recent survey by WalletHub, but...

Frontier Airlines, Barclays relaunch travel benefits and rewards program

PROVIDENCE – Frontier Airlines and Barclays have relaunched the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard, allowing cardholders access to the benefits of Elite Status when they...

Five Questions With: Dawn Arpin

Dawn Arpin is the director of marketing at BlumShapiro, where she is responsible for marketing and business-development strategy, advertising, public relations and community relations for...

Mechanics Cooperative Bank hires new VP for residential mortgages and consumer...

TAUNTON – The Mechanics Cooperative Bank recently appointed Steven Borgerson as vice president of residential and consumer lending. Borgerson will ensure the bank’s residential...

Baystate Financial raises $275K for charity in annual golf classic

PROVIDENCE – Baystate Financial raised $275,000 through its annual charity golf classic in June, using the occasion to honor Wonderfund and Lauren Baker, the...
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