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Rhode Island Housing has launched a new home-ownership microsite offering tools and information about residential real estate purchases, the agency announced June 18. more
Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. has been named an “Elite Agency” by Insurance Business magazine, the company announced June 13. Recognition as an Elite Agency is based on exceptional customer service, providing employees with the tools for success and community service. more
Senior vice president and regional sales manager at Webster Bank talks about his recent recognition from Bank Investment Consultant, which named him to the list of Top 20 Program Managers for 2014. more
Banco Santander SA, Spain’s biggest bank, agreed to buy GE Money Bank AB, the consumer finance business of GE Capital in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, for about 700 million euros ($953 million). more
Seventeen people in Rhode Island opened a total of 27 checking and savings accounts to deposit tax refunds during the 2014 tax season through an award-winning pilot program run by the nonprofit Capital Good Fund in Providence. more
Much has changed since Barrington resident Maria F. Barry started in the commercial-credit department of Fleet Boston Financial in 1987, starting with the regional bank’s acquisition by national lending giant Bank of America. Twenty-seven years later, Barry is now community-development-banking national executive for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in charge of the bank’s affordable and mixed-income housing investments. With demand for rental housing soaring across the country and government-housing subsidies static at best, affordable developers and their lenders are struggling to fill financing gaps. more
Financial executives in Rhode Island and the surrounding regional market point to increasing optimism about the U.S. economy this year, tempered by concern about intensifying competition in banking, as well as among businesses across the board. more
Meeting face to face is a critical element in building relationships, so some banks, including Bank of America and Savings Institute Bank & Trust, are expanding the use of videoconferencing to maintain one-on-one conversations among employees in different locations and to offer customers an opportunity to meet with specialists, such as mortgage loan officers. more
Bank of America Corp. failed to win dismissal of two government lawsuits in which it’s accused of misleading investors about the quality of loans tied to $850 million in residential mortgage-backed securities. more
JPMorgan Chase & Co. engaged in a “pattern of discriminatory” lending that led to foreclosures, the city of Miami said in a lawsuit filed last week in federal court, the latest in a series of similar claims against the nation’s largest banks. more
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