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FEELING WARY: Steven M. Parente, executive vice president and director of retail banking for Bank Rhode Island, says the bank has taken steps to prevent scammers from tricking customers who use a peer-to-peer payment platform. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A bank phishing scam that hooks younger customers

The nightmare begins with a text message that appears to come from the bank, alerting the customer to a suspicious, unauthorized transaction. Thousands of dollars...
A BIG BOOST: Bank of America Corp.’s diversity recruitment efforts include hiring 10,000 people companywide from low- to moderate-income communities. Among the bank’s local diversity and inclusion leaders walking from its corporate facility in Lincoln are Kate DeTora, vice president of financial solutions, center; Phoebe E. Peck, vice president of financial solutions, far left; and Eliza Sharrah, fraud communications strategy program manager, far right. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A commitment that adds to the bottom line

PBN Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2021 Financial Services: Bank of America Corp. Kevin P. Tracy, president of Bank of America Corp.’s Rhode Island market, says...

Bank of America adds North Smithfield branch to list of local...

PROVIDENCE – Bank of America Corp. continues to shutter branches throughout Rhode Island, with its North Smithfield location the latest on the chopping block. The...
KEVIN MATTA, center of the stage, head of diversity and inclusion for Thielsch Engineering Inc., leads the discussion among panelists at Providence Business News' 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Award program at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday. The other panel members are, from left, Dorca M. Paulino, diversity director for the R.I. Judiciary; Peter Rodriquez, executive director/plant manager for Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Lawrence E. Wilson, managing director at The Wilson Organization. PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: ‘Every conversation is crucial’ in diversity efforts

WARWICK – Top-down leadership, organizational involvement, empathy and persistent efforts are essential to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, according to business...

Survey: PPP loans boost small-business satisfaction with banks

PROVIDENCE – Small businesses are happier than ever with their banks, thanks in part to how their local lenders helped them with the U.S....

BofA to open new Thayer Street branch, close Cumberland and Pawtucket...

PROVIDENCE – Bank of America Corp. is expanding its presence on the East Side while simultaneously shuttering two other state branches, according to filings...

Tavares among 13 honorees for PBN’s 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Awards...

PROVIDENCE – Ralph Tavares Jr., the director of diversity and outreach for Roger Williams University School of Law, is among 13 honorees – 12...

Sojourner House, Crossroads R.I. to receive grants, training through Bank of...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island nonprofits have been recognized by Bank of America Corp. for their work around homelessness services and affordable housing, the...

BofA posts nearly $8B Q3 profit

PROVIDENCE - Bank of America Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $7.7 billion.  The earnings represent a 57.6% increase over the $4.9 billion profit...

Newsweek names Bank of America and Washington Trust best R.I. banks

PROVIDENCE – Bank of America Corp. and The Washington Trust Co. were recognized as the state’s best banks by Newsweek. The magazine in its recently...

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