Bram Berkowitz

Bram Berkowitz

Banker & Tradesman Staff

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DCU Chooses Yippy Over Google

Marlborough-based Digital Federal Credit Union has abandoned Google, its primary vendor for enterprise search and discovery, in an effort to be more secure.


Are The Buyers Or Sellers The Better Play?

The common play for investors has long been to purchase shares in banks that are prime takeover candidates, hope they get sold and then collect a nice premium. But Sandler O’Neill, a firm that invests in banks in Massachusetts and nationwide, believes there’s a better approach.

Craftsman Browsing Laptop Connection Technology Concept

Competition Heats Up In SBA Market

As credit unions, large banks and community banks plunge deeper into the Small Business Administration loan market, the competition may drive financial institutions to offer better rates and loan terms to consumers, issue more SBA 504 loans and spur innovation.

Jack Gates

Catering To The Client

As a senior vice president with Highland Capital Brokerage, insurance veteran Jack Gates first approached Rockland Trust intending to try to gain another client. But the more he spoke with Rockland, the more the two parties saw an opportunity to fill a void in the community bank’s investment management business.