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BUNDLED OFFERS help bank build deeper relationships with their customers. Above, promotional materials from BankRI, Sovereign Bank and The Washington Trust Co. /

Bundling offers for maximum impact

With more than two dozen different banks in the Ocean State all vying for the same customers, the institutions have become creative in how...
SOVEREIGN BANK's Brian Azar, left, R.I. community banking regional executive; Steve Issa, center, New England South CEO; and Tim Monahan, R.I. community banking area manager, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. /

Sovereign presents check to MLK Center<br> at opening of bank’s first...

Sovereign Bank celebrated the grand opening of its newest community banking office at 292 Thames St. in Newport with a ceremony that included the...

Bankers group agrees to student-loan standards

A trade group that includes student-loan providers pledged to abide by certain ethical standards to reassure borrowers and lawmakers who are investigating the $85-billion-a-year...

National home loan applications index <br>falls by 7.3% in May

Mortgage applications in the United States fell in May by the most in four months as higher borrowing costs discouraged filings for home purchases...

Top Goldman hedge fund <br>trails peers so far in 2007

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s largest hedge fund fell 3.4 percent in the first four months of this year, trailing peers because of losses on...

BofA extends mobile phone banking services

Bank of America has extended its remote banking service so that customers can now access their accounts by Internet-enabled cell phones from anywhere in...

Bill would put cap on interest rates

It’s one of the most common consumer complaints that Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch’s office gets, spokesman Michael Healy says: Credit card interest rates...

Key questions to ask about<br> a 1031 property exchange

Preserving equity through the deferral of taxes is the primary motivation for entering into a 1031 exchange. Failure to ask a few crucial questions...

Family financing can help or hinder

Dad paid the first month’s rent for his office. His first company car was a station wagon, and he plugged away at growing the...

68 employers receive Worksite Health Awards

PROVIDENCE – Local businesses and other organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to employee wellness were honored this morning at the state’s 13th Annual...
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