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IN THE VAULT: Treasurer Seth Magaziner, with Lammis Vargas, director of the Unclaimed Property Division of Rhode Island, inside a vault with various items that ended up being unclaimed from bank safe-deposit boxes. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

More Rhode Islanders than ever before receive unclaimed money in FY18

PROVIDENCE – More Rhode Islanders than ever before are getting checks for unclaimed money since the state started a program last fall to speed...
THE RHODE ISLAND INFRASTRUCTURE BANK recently made a deal to finance $40.7 million for clean-water projects in North Kingstown, Newport and Warwick.

Infrastructure Bank finances drinking water improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is financing $18.2 million for municipal drinking water improvement projects in Woonsocket, Cumberland, Providence, and Burrillville, the bank...

BankNewport named to Forbes 2018 Best-In-State financial institutions list

PROVIDENCE – BankNewport, based in Middletown, was the only Rhode Island-based bank to be named to Forbes magazine’s 2018 “Best-In-State” rankings for financial institutions. Five banks...

Five Questions With: Eric Czepyha

Eric Czepyha is head of private business advisory for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He provides expertise and guidance in the review and analysis of...

Trepp: Delinquency rates drop for commercial real estate loans

PROVIDENCE – Commercial banks should be glad to read the latest data from Trepp LLC, a New York-based firm that does research relating to...

Capital Wealth Management named to top investment advisers list

PROVIDENCE – Capital Wealth Management has something to crow about. The West Warwick firm has been selected to the 2018 edition of the Financial Times...

Investing the evangelical way

PROVIDENCE – The Bible says the love of money is the root of all evil. So, where does that leave fundamentalist Christian investors? A central...
THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank, along with R.I. Airport Corp. and R.I. Department of Environmental Management, was awarded the 2017 Pisces Award by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, for its role in establishing equipment at T.F. Green Airport designed to prevent the runoff of harmful pollutants.

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank finances $17M for roadway repairs

PROVIDENCE – Road and sidewalk improvements are on the way for three Rhode Island communities, thanks to an unconventional financing plan by Rhode Island...
IN TUNE: More and more, institutions are reconfiguring bathrooms to be more inclusive of transgender people. Shauna Duffy, managing director of Providence’s AS220, is overseeing a renovation project that will include adding a gender-neutral restroom on its first floor.
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Transgender bathroom issue moves to the fore

Before starting a $4 million remodeling of its Empire Street complex in downtown Providence, leaders of the nonprofit community arts organization AS220 thought carefully...

Citizens completes acquisition of Tennessee mortgage company

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc.'s mortgage business just became a lot larger. The Providence-based company has completed its purchase of Tennessee-based Franklin American Mortgage...
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