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Citizens’ R.I. president: ‘We really are becoming a national player’

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank N.A. is making a national name for itself through expanded clients and services, evidenced by its latest acquisition of a...
Keith Kelly

Rhode Island can keep getting better

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) Rhode Island has come a long way in the...

Citizens: National business conditions see improvement in Q2 but decline in...

PROVIDENCE – While a strong post-pandemic rebound pushed nationwide business conditions to a three-year high in the second quarter, Rhode Island’s business climate worsened, according...

Citizens Bank R.I. leader highlights new donations to support post-pandemic recovery

PROVIDENCE – Out of the devastating depths of an economic and health crisis, Citizens Bank Rhode Island President Keith Kelly sees opportunity. Specifically, an opportunity...

Citizens: despite pandemic, R.I. business conditions improve in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Bolstered by federal government aid and a strong “shop local” mentality, Rhode Island saw stronger business conditions compared to last quarter and...

Citizens provides $321M in PPP loans to 3,100 R.I. small businesses

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank has helped roughly 3,100 Rhode Island small businesses secure a total of $321 million in funding through the U.S. Small...
CITIZENS BANK announced its first-quarter Business Conditions Index Monday, which showed early impacts of the new coronavirus. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Citizens Q1 Business Conditions Index shows early impact of COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – A slight quarterly decrease in Citizens Bank’s Business Conditions Index could be a harbinger of the devastating economic effects of the new...
Keith Kelly has lived and worked in Rhode Island for more than 25 years and has nearly 35 years of experience in the banking industry. He joined Citizens Bank 10 years ago and became state president of the Rhode Island-based, super-regional bank in 2017. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Trust your instincts

Keith Kelly | Citizens Bank Rhode Island president I see my role as a leader as part teacher and part motivator. I want to both...
SHRINKING NUMBERS: Local banks have seen their net interest margin getting smaller over the last 12 months, which translates to lower interest income. That situation isn’t expected to change much in 2020./ SOURCES: SEC FILINGS; FDIC QUARTERLY BANKING PROFILE

Banks expected to continue feeling squeeze in lending margins

For Marc Perlman, principal owner and CEO of Ocean State Job Lot, the Federal Reserve’s outlook for 2020 is the best business fortune he...
CITIZENS BANK predicts steady activity and a seller's market in its 2020 Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

R.I. business confidence rises from previous year in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Business confidence in the third quarter of 2019 in Rhode Island has improved from one year prior, according to Citizens Bank. The Rhode...

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