Serial acquirer bound for Boston pivots to branching


Hometown Financial, which completed three acquisitions this year, is considering branch openings for a push into the city.


Cape Cod Five Cents creates co-president roles


Dorothy Savarese will remain the Massachusetts thrift's chairman and CEO.


Small-dollar loan formula eludes banks, credit unions


Their challenge is creating a viable, profitable product that doesn't get flagged for being predatory.


Berkshire Hills discloses issue with commercial loan


The Boston company said the loan participation went into default due to potentially fraudulent activity.


Mutual in Massachusetts lays groundwork for buying spree


Joseph Campanelli, CEO of Needham Bank, wants to be ready to scoop up mutuals struggling with rising costs and yield curve challenges.


Inside Berkshire's ambitious diversity campaign


Malia Lazu, a former community organizer, is overseeing a cultural shift at the Boston company that includes a new program designed to make more loans to minorities.


People’s United has no intention of stopping at $50 billion


The Connecticut company, which will top that asset milestone when it buys United Financial, says it could buy more banks in coming months.


People's United to cross $50B in assets with United Financial deal


The Connecticut company will add heft in its home state and Massachusetts when it buys the former mutual.


Wilmers' legacy of civic advancement honored with yearly prize


The Hancock Shaker Village, with help from banks and other professional groups, established an award named after the late chairman and CEO of M&T Bank.


Using AI to find the ideal branch location


Paramount Financial Technologies says its software can help banks answer key questions about their branch networks, including when it makes sense to expand them.