Eight Massachusetts banks banded together to raise $300,000 for the nonprofit Heading Home, which works to end homelessness. See who else gave back.
The Federal Reserve launched its instant payments system, FedNow, on July 20, but many local banks are taking a wait-and-see approach in the face of fraud concerns.
The Federal Reserve’s instant payments system launched today to support banks’ and credit unions’ immediate transfer of customer funds.
Rob Cozzone, Rockland Trust Co.’s chief operating officer, has been named the next president and CEO of Hudson-based Avidia Bank.
Mark O’Connell, the long-time leader of Hudson-based Avidia Bank, plans to retire next year after 35 years at the bank.
The Massachusetts Bankers Association has elected a new chair and six members to its board of directors.
A Lancaster man was sentenced last week to more than 11 years in prison for robbing two Avidia Bank branches and a Cornerstone Bank branch.
From new VPs to fresh project managers, see who’s been hired, promoted and honored: it’s The Personnel File.
Community banks have seen high demand for loans in the opening weeks of the Paycheck Protection Program’s latest round. Despite encountering a few struggles, lenders report a smoother process compared to the program’s initial launch last year.
A Lancaster man has pleaded guilty to bank robberies at two Avidia Bank branches and at Cornerstone Bank.
A Framingham office building that’s 100-percent leased to tenants including Fidelity Investments and Liberty Mutual has been acquired by Burlington-based R.J. Kelly Co. for $12.4 million.
Once a slow, even multi-year process, the speed at which financial institutions adopt new technology could be changing thanks to the tumultuous events of the last six months.
To process as many loans during the PPP’s first few weeks as they would typically do in a year – if not several years – community banks turned to all areas of the bank, while focusing on the small business customers behind the program.
A proposal to convert a former shoe factory in Framingham to 258 market-rate and affordable apartments has landed construction financing.
Massachusetts communities saw more changes at bank branches Tuesday as the spread of the coronavirus continued. Bank branches throughout the state have closed, with some offering services at drive-up windows only and others shutting down entirely.
At least one Massachusetts bank has closed branches due to the coronavirus. Avidia Bank stopped offering services inside its branches at 17 Pope St and 42 Main St in Hudson after closing the branches late last week for cleaning through the weekend as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A Lancaster man was arrested and charged in connection with a series of unarmed robberies committed at banks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire during the past three months.
As Avidia Bank’s CFO, Margaret Sullivan has a key role to play in helping manage risk, and in the process helping Avidia emerge as one of the most forward-thinking community banks in Massachusetts.
With 2019 nearly in the books, it’s a good time to look back on what happened in the world of Massachusetts banking and lending in this tumultuous year.
Nearly 2,000 Massachusetts small businesses received loans worth more than $700 million through the U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.