Financial Services

SBA: 16,000 R.I. businesses approved for PPP loans as demand continues...

PROVIDENCE – Less than 200 additional Rhode Island small businesses have secured federal payroll relief loans in the last week as demand for the...

Five Questions With: Peter Miniati

Peter Miniati was recently hired as private client adviser for the Providence offices of F.L.Putnam Investment Management Co. He has three decades of experience...

R.I. Taxation Division grants 1-month extension on quarterly tax filings

PROVIDENCE – Seeking to offer financial relief to struggling taxpayers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the R.I. Department of Revenue’s Division of Taxation has postponed...

Investment Metrics ranks R.I. pension fund performance in top 5% in...

PROVIDENCE – Even with a $900 million loss in the first quarter, the state pension fund outperformed 95% of its public pension counterparts nationwide,...

City Council greenlights resident refunds for mistakes in trash can fines

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 1,000 city residents could be getting refunds for fines charged for leaving their trash cans out too long under a bill...

Stepping Up: Upserve offers free online ordering software for restaurants

PROVIDENCE – Sheryl Hoskins has spent the last two decades in software IT, including her current role as CEO of Providence-based restaurant management software...
COURTESY BANKNEWPORT

BankNewport helping to feed hungry in R.I. during COVID-19 pandemic

LOCAL PARTNER: BankNewport CEO and President Sandra Pattie, left, and Wendy Kagan, executive vice president and director of employee and community engagement, display the...

Report: Black, Hispanic Americans continue to face barriers to credit and...

PROVIDENCE – Black and Hispanic Americans were denied credit card applications roughly twice as often as their white peers, regardless of income, in 2019,...

SBA reports $1.8B in PPP loans for R.I. businesses with funding...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island small businesses have secured more than $1.8 billion in federal payroll relief, the U.S. Small Business Administration shared on Wednesday. The...

Five Questions With: Jeanne Cola

Jeanne Cola has served as executive director for the Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corp. since 2011. Prior to that, she worked for 25...

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