Mass. mutual planning second-step conversion


Provident Bancorp, one of the nation's oldest active banks, is setting the stage to become a fully stock-owned company.


Berkshire Hills exiting national mortgages, indirect auto


The Boston company gained the mortgage platform when it bought First Choice in 2017.


Century founder Marshall Sloane remembered for banking savvy, lending discipline


Sloane, who died on Saturday, refused to bulk up on commercial real estate loans, a move that helped him survive two severe economic downturns.


Cambridge Savings forms asset-based lending business


The Massachusetts mutual hired two former bankers from Blue Hills Bancorp, which was recently sold to Independent Bank.


Massachusetts assembles fintech panel after crypto crackdown


Digital-asset companies will try to develop a less adversarial relationship with the state's securities regulator, who stopped several startups from selling digital currencies as investments.


HarborOne in Mass. plans second-step conversion


The former credit union will shed its mutual status when it becomes a fully stock-owned company.


Hometown strikes again with deal for Mass. thrift


Hometown, which agreed to buy Millbury Savings Bank, has already completed one acquisition this year and has another pending.


Serial acquirer's new chief is taking a break from bank deals


Richard Marotta, who became Berkshire Hills' CEO after his predecessor's abrupt resignation, says his top priorities are squeezing more profit from existing operations and improving corporate culture.


Inside the bank deal that survived after a CEO quit


Rheo Brouillard, the head of SI Financial, finally had a solid offer in hand after more than two years of searching for a buyer. But the resignation 10 days later of the man who made him that offer — Berkshire Hills’ Michael Daly — sent Brouillard scrambling.


Massachusetts mutual gains executive talent with latest merger


Hometown Financial will merge Abington Bank into Pilgrim Bank. The combined bank will be run by Andrew Raczka, Abington's CEO.