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BankNewport Names Shannon Melchione Vice President, Residential Loan Officer

Shannon Melchione has been appointed vice president, residential loan officer. at BankNewport. In her new position, Melchione is responsible for identifying, developing, and originating...

Five Questions With: Sharon Medeiros

Sharon Medeiros was recently named chief accounting officer and senior vice president for BankNewport. She joined the bank in 2015 and previously served as...

BankNewport donates $74,000 to 74 R.I. nonprofits

NEWPORT – BankNewport recently donated a total of $74,000 in grants to 64 nonprofits to boost services during the holiday season, according to a...

BankNewport opens Warwick branch

NEWPORT – BankNewport has come to Warwick, commemorating the opening of its newest branch with a ribbon-cutting event on Nov. 30. The new branch at...
SITE VISIT: Mark K. W. Gim, president and chief operating officer of Westerly-based Washington Trust Bancorp., demonstrates the bank’s website technology on his iPad in 2018. But the regional bank didn’t abandon its brick-and-mortar strategy, opening several new branches in recent years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mobile banking making leaps ahead

FINANCIAL SERVICES Perhaps nothing has transformed banking more than technology. Online and mobile banking are certainly not new. Websites, for example, first came on the scene...
CURRENT AFFAIRS: Wendy J. Schiller, a professor of political science at Brown University, will speak at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues event at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln on Nov. 16. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Editor’s Choice: Schiller to discuss current affairs with NRI Chamber

EDITOR’S CHOICE Schiller to discuss currentaffairs with NRI Chamber THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold an Eggs & Issues event featuring Wendy...

BankNewport donates Halloween bags for homebound residents

NEWPORT – BankNewport recently donated more than 100 Halloween treat bags to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, according to a news...

BankNewport launches real-time payments

NEWPORT – BankNewport customers can now receive electronic payments in real time thanks to the adoption of a new platform, the company announced on...
OUT-OF-OFFICE ISSUES: Panelists at the Cybersecurity Summit discuss how to keep a secure system while employees are working remotely. Clockwise from top left: Anthony Siravo, chief information security officer at Lifespan Corp.; Daniel Andrea, a partner and director of information systems at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd.; Linn Freedman, chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP; moderator Eric Shorr, president of Secure Future Tech Solutions; and John Sullivan, executive vice president and chief information officer at BankNewport.

Weak points caused by remote work can be fortified

With a larger remote workforce comes more opportunities for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. But amid a rise in attacks, businesses need to put...
CYBERSECURITY SUMMIT KEYNOTE speaker Dan O'Day, director of Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks, outlines how a recent ransomware attack against Kaseya, an information technology developer, played out over the Fourth of July weekend this year.

PBN Cybersecurity Summit: Ransom threats becoming ‘clear and present danger’

PROVIDENCE – Cybercriminals are becoming more lean, fast, abundant and strategic, and they are evolving from a nuisance to a “clear and present danger,”...

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