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
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.
Kickstarter, the service whose name has become synonymous with crowdfunding, has simplified its rules and will cut down on vetting projects. This controversial move is designed to reinforce a truth the current money-oriented startup community keeps forgetting: If an idea is crazy and unfeasible, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be funded.
The Washington Trust Co.’s multi-pronged growth strategy is paying off, as the state’s largest community bank registered a 9.1 percent year-over-year net income gain in the second quarter, despite a 6.2 percent decline in total interest and noninterest income.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.