Bram Berkowitz

Bram Berkowitz

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Dodd-Frank Relief Package Passes Congress

It may not happen often, but both credit union and community bank advocates cheered yesterday as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Dodd-Frank regulatory relief package, sending the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign the legislation into law.

Barton Quillen

Quick Turnaround

Since launching in 2014, Stage Point has lent more than $40 million to 120 local investors, most of whom are contractors, to help them renovate over 250 single and multifamily homes. Banker & Tradesman caught up with Bart Quillen, Stage Point Capital’s COO, to discuss the fund and its progress.

Basic CMYK

Fierce Competition Leads to Spread Compression

When lawmakers reduced the corporate tax rate at the end of last year, it was supposed to open the flood gates for what had already been an extremely healthy economic climate. While tax reform is expected to yield long-term benefits, it has yet to translate into the increased loan demand

East Boston Savings Bank

EBSB Has Another Year of Explosive Growth

The parent company of East Boston Savings Bank had another year of explosive growth, but experienced a lower net interest margin due to changes in the country’s tax code and a higher cost of funds as deposit competition and interest rates increase.