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ALL IN: Citizens Financial Group Inc. has hired more than 100 people from the former First Republic Bank’s wealth management arm in order to launch its own private bank to service high-wealth clients. 

Citizens looks to capitalize on its new private bank

When San Francisco-based First Republic Bank imploded last spring and its financial assets were sold to JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citizens Financial Group Inc....
NEW DIGS: Bank Rhode Island recently opened this standalone branch on Oaklawn Avenue in Cranston. 

Branching out: In digital age, why are R.I. banks building more...

No one would blame Jack Murphy if he’s feeling a little under siege lately. As CEO and president of BankNewport, Murphy considers Aquidneck Island his...

R.I. banks say they are ready to weather the coronavirus storm

PROVIDENCE – Plunging stock markets. Near-zero interest rates. An economic slowdown, social distancing and self-quarantines. Any one of these alone could spell trouble for...

Protect against identity theft

You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the television without learning about a data breach that’s affected millions of consumers. This was the...
THE BANK RHODE ISLAND branch at 265 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick, above, reopened on Feb. 26. The branch was previously located on Centreville Road in Warwick. / COURTESY BANKRI

Bank Rhode Island reopens branch in Warwick

WARWICK – Bank Rhode Island has officially reopened one of its branches at a new location on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. The new branch, which...
BUILDING EQUITY: Steven Parente, senior vice president and director of retail banking for Bank Rhode Island, says the loss of the interest deduction for home equity loans is not expected to impact the volume or interest in such loans, as more people are expected to take the increased standard deduction in 2018. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Lenders still touting home equity loans

The new federal tax code eliminated an interest cost deduction that helped to make home equity a popular source for borrowing. But the loss of...

Who’s On The Board?

Organization: Adoption Rhode Island Mission: Adoption Rhode Island’s Mission is to facilitate, promote and support the permanent placement of children waiting for adoption and to...
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