Banking and Lending
A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.
People’s United Bank has named Patrick Lee head of a newly formed lender finance team, an extension of the bank’s existing asset-based lending group. The move expands People’s United’s commercial specialty lending business.
A convicted New Haven bank robber will serve over five years in prison for stealing more than $10,000 from two area banks.
Following last year’s acquisition of Farmington Bank, Bridgeport-based People’s United Bank has seen its deposit share grow, vaulting it into second place statewide.
Small manufacturers and retailers are losing confidence in the national economy yet remain upbeat about their own prospects.
Connecticut’s FDIC-insured banks saw their year-to-date net income surge in the first two quarters of 2019 on a year-over-year basis, while the total number of full-time-equivalent employees in the industry dropped slightly.
A nationwide study by Texas A&M University shows which of Connecticut’s three major metro areas has the worst traffic, and why.
With access to a real-time payments system an important selling point for some business customers, Connecticut’ community banks find themselves at a fork in the road following the Federal Reserve’s decision to launch its own payments network.
Police are on the lookout for a bank robber in New Haven.
Trump administration officials on Tuesday defended their plan to Congress for ending government control of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, clashing with Democratic senators on whether the change would raise home borrowing costs and neglect lower-income homeowners.
Financial markets have become so in thrall to President Donald Trump’s tweets that JPMorgan has created an index to help identify how much volatility they’re creating.
Two Connecticut banks are the faces of the American Bankers Association’s new series of videos highlighting the diverse and rewarding career opportunities available in banking today.
Trump administration officials are going before Congress to defend their plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The number of open U.S. jobs slipped 0.4 percent in July, while hires climbed slightly, a sign that some employers may be growing cautious amid rising economic uncertainty.
Connecticut business leaders are pessimistic about the future of the state and national and state economies despite strong growth over the last year, according to a new survey from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.
The Trump administration has unveiled its plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two giant mortgage finance companies that nearly collapsed in the financial crisis 11 years ago and were bailed out at a total cost to taxpayers of $187 billion.
U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring in the United States has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.
Gov. Ned Lamont may be ripping up his so-far-failed approach to reform Connecticut’s transportation system, but a political lobby group is trying to make sure tolls aren’t a part of the governor’s transportation plan 2.0.
An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to using skimming equipment on ATMs to read customers’ card numbers, including some in Connecticut.
A former Amazon software engineer arrested last month on charges she hacked into Capital One bank and more than 30 different companies has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges she not only broke into the company’s computer system, but also stole computing power for her own benefit.