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The city has filed a federal lawsuit against Santander Bank alleging that the financial institution discriminated against the city’s minority communities by refusing to make prime mortgage loans as required by the Fair Housing Act, according to a press release from Mayor Angel Taveras.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC agreed to sell its minority stake in a private-equity unit to an investor group led by buyout firm Adams Street Partners LLC, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
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Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has put out a warning to alert bank customers about the latest debit card scam, in which the scammer seeks to get sensitive bank account information.
South Eastern Economic Development Corp. has received a $25,000 grant from Rockland Trust Community Development Corp. to provide financial counseling to low- and moderate-income owners of small businesses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Mark I. Levine has joined East Providence-based RISCO Insurance Brokerage as president of Florida operations to lead the firm’s expansion into a new geographical market region. “We have been expanding our geographic reach over the past five years and opening this location will take us to the next level,” said RISCO Insurance Brokerage President Peter Plumb.
BankNewport recently teamed up with more than 10 local businesses at Rogers High School’s second annual Financial Education Fair, the culminating event to the school’s financial-literacy program sponsored by the bank during the 2013-2014 academic school year.
Jay Sidhu led Customers Bank to the top spot in Bank Director magazine’s 2014 Growth Leaders Ranking, announced April 29. It is the second year in a row Customers Bank earned the top rating, which is for core performance, the most comprehensive of four categories in the rankings, which also included core deposits, net loans and leases and noninterest income. more
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