Given his profession, it’s perhaps fitting that Austin Shapard enjoys jigsaw puzzles in his spare time. He started working as a management consultant after business school, but soon pivoted to the asset management business.
From her office in Cleveland, Lisa Oliver always thought she might buy a place on Cape Cod when she was ready to retire.
You might not immediately make the connection between commercial real estate and skiing, but Tanis Meakin does.
It’s fitting to see John Migliozzi featured in Banker & Tradesman: He began his banking career as a real estate appraiser at Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, but he got into the lending side of the business when he saw an ad in the pages of B&T.
Gladys Martinez entered the banking world as a part-time teller fresh out of high school.
Bankers and policymakers concerned about college attendance, financial literacy and reaching the unbanked are turning their sights to child savings accounts as a tool to give low-income kids a better shot at college.
When the Fed raised the federal funds rate, nearly everybody seized the opportunity to raise their prime rates, but deposit rates may as well be a game of chicken.
With above-trend employment and wage growth, Boston’s economy should be the envy of the country, but federal immigration policy and cuts to scientific and medical research, among other things, could threaten the Bay State’s economy.
Potential warning flags cropping up in the auto finance market nationwide are prompting state regulators to take a closer look at auto financing here in Massachusetts.
In perhaps another sign that the conversation around fintech is shifting, MIT recently brought fintech together with traditional financial services companies in its first-ever fintech hackathon.
Federal regulators could reduce regulatory burden on banks by simplifying capital rules, streamlining call reports and increasing the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate loans, a consortium of regulators told Congress this week.
Rockland Trust’s investment management division recently passed $3 billion in assets under management, owing largely to efforts to build its client base combined with Rockland’s acquisition activity, the bank said.
Massachusetts lenders last year continued to be dogged by tight inventory and low interest rates, but those who dominated this year’s Top Lenders invested in staff and technology to drive loan growth.
Like so many others in banking, Anne Cerami says she got into her field mostly by accident, when a recruiter suggested a commercial real estate gig at Shawmut Bank 25 years ago. Since then she’s held a variety of roles, including credit analyst, commercial lender and SBA manager. Now with TD Bank
High-profile data breaches of the Home Depot flavor may grab headlines, but smaller businesses are an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals – and the shrapnel from those attacks hits their banking institutions.
The Fed’s decision yesterday to inch the federal funds rate upward signaled its cautious confidence in the U.S. economy, but it ruffled few feathers in the Massachusetts real estate market.
Well, readers, I’ve got pie on my face today. I’ve written about more than one bank rebranding recently, and one of those was Reading Cooperative.
As community banks and credit unions start to think about potential fintech partnerships, they may want to consider how they can use fintech for a social good and possibly reach underserved segments of their market.
Community bankers who met with President Donald Trump yesterday expressed optimism that the president would tackle the issue of regulatory relief for smaller financial institutions.
Exhorting its audience to “Join Us for Good,” Eastern Bank launched its latest brand campaign this week, in anticipation of its bicentennial next year.