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Bank CRE Concentrations Remain High

It’s no secret that commercial real estate concentrations at community banks have been on the rise. While regulators maintain a keen eye on the sector, their concerns do not seem

Tony Liberopoulos

Tony Liberopoulos

Tony Liberopoulos embodies United’s key employee cultural attributes: “he’s friendly, caring and respectful to co-workers and in our communities.” And that’s not effusive nomination praise; it’s how Liberopoulos lives his life.

United’s Q4 Net Dips As Company Buys Up Marine, Consumer Portfolios

United Financial Bancorp’s net income dipped in the fourth quarter, as the company completed its acquisition of a specialty marine financing portfolio and two additional consumer portfolios. The Glastonbury, Connecticut-based holding company for United Bank posted net income of $9.9 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015, down from $13.4 million in the...

In Q3 United Posts Gains In Commercial Lending, Losses Due To Debit Card Fraud

Commercial and residential loan growth boosted earnings at United Financial Bancorp during the third quarter, even as debit card fraud and the planned rollout of EMV cards sent expenses upward, company leadership said today. The Glastonbury, Connecticut-based holding company for United Bank posted $13.4 million in net income, compared with $13.3 million in the...
Jay McGuinness

First Niagara Adds Pair To Business Banking Team

First Niagara Financial Group has announced the appointments of Jay McGuinness as vice president and relationship manager for business banking and Amy Ganci as vice president for small business banking for Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. In his new role, McGuinness will be responsible for managing existing clients and developing new commercial business relationships...

By The Numbers: Top 3 Mortgage Lenders

United Bank is the top lender in Hampden County in July 2015. (click to enlarge graphic)   Top Lenders is a feature of By The Numbers, a weekly compendium of data and arcana found in the print edition of Banker &...
Dena Hall

Dena Hall

“Create Your Balance” is not only the new tagline for United Bank; it’s also the motto Dena Hall lives and works by. The regional president and chief marketing officer balances her roles inside the company alongside her roles as the president of the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts and the United Bank Foundation Connecticut, as...

Kraus Named Pioneer Valley’s Affiliate Of The Year

Lisa Kraus, the Western Massachusetts vice president and mortgage sales manager at United Bank in West Springfield, has been named the 2015 Affiliate of the Year by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley – the association’s highest honor for an associate. The announcement was made during the association’s annual awards banquet on June 11....
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Tom McGregor

It’s difficult to find someone in Worcester’s business community who doesn’t know Tom McGregor, and it’s even more difficult to find somebody who doesn’t think the world of him. “Worcester is a very, very unique community,” said Paula Aiello, CFO of Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc. (Y.O.U. Inc.).“It’s the second-largest city in New England, but...