Apprenticeships at center of Massachusetts bank's diversity push


Reading Cooperative Bank recently launched a program that aims to hire young Black and Hispanic adults from low-income communities. Its leaders say it’s part of a broad strategy to develop new pipelines of talent and better serve low-income communities.


BofA lending to states that don't want to wait on Fed


Some states aren't waiting on the Federal Reserve to help with the historic hits to their budgets. Instead, they're working with a lender that they have a much longer history with: Bank of America.


Amid pandemic, state elected officials become de facto bank regulators


In blue states in particular, governors and attorneys general are taking up the mantle of consumer protection during the coronavirus emergency, effectively adding another layer of regulation to the patchwork of state and federal oversight.


Massachusetts mutual taps insider as its next chief


Jonathan Dowst will become president in July and CEO a year later.


Provident in Massachusetts buys warehouse lending business


The company acquired ResX Warehouse Lending from People's United Financial.


Why this regional bank is dumping N.Y. multifamily loans


People's United in Connecticut is letting the loans run off its books as it invests in higher-yielding commercial loans.


Bristol County Savings expanding in R.I. with Freedom purchase


The Massachusetts savings bank will gain branches in two communities as part of the acquisition.


Looking back at 2019's community bankers to watch


One found a buyer, another announced plans to retire, and others took steps to reinvent their banks.


Cambridge Financial in Mass. to buy neighboring cooperative bank


The company will pay about $58 million in cash for Melrose Bancorp.


Cambridge Bancorp adding to Boston operations with Wellesley deal


The company will pay $122 million for six branches and nearly $1 billion in assets.