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Marissa Scott
Credit

5 "Specialty" Consumer Reports You Should Be Checking

Everything from your rental & employment history to your banking history & medical information may be included in various consumer reports. Here are 5 important consumer reports to check annually.

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Marissa Scott
Business

Programs to Help You Launch a New Business

Working with a startup incubator or business accelerator may help you grow faster, propelling your business to success sooner than you’d see otherwise.

Anne P. Tangen recieving Lifetime Achievement Award by the Massachusetts Bankers Association
BankFive
News

Massachusetts Bankers Association Honors BankFive President and CEO Anne Tangen With Lifetime Achievement Award

BankFive today announced that its President and CEO, Anne P. Tangen, has been honored with the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Massachusetts Bankers Association. 

 

 

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Deirdre Jannerelli
Mortgages

Buying & Selling a Home at the Same Time

Should you sell your current home and then purchase a new one, or is it better to buy a new home, and then sell your existing one? Take a look at both options.

Kylee Salva, owner of Couture Kreations
Marissa Scott
Local Business Spotlights

Local Business Spotlight: Couture Kreations

Kylee Salva was gifted a Cricut machine in 2019 from a friend who wasn’t getting much use out of it. She saw the potential income her craft could provide & was inspired to create Couture Kreations.

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Marissa Scott
Business

Does a Commercial Construction Loan Makes Sense for Your Business?

Commercial construction loans are a standard way to finance the construction of office, retail, industrial, multi-family, and other commercial properties.

EForAll Logo
BankFive
News

EforAll Appoints BankFive’s EVP & COO Catherine Dillon to National Board of Directors

BankFive today announced that its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Catherine Dillon has been named to the Board of Directors of the national nonprofit Entrepreneurship for All.

person reviewing investments on tablet
Marissa Scott
Retirement

When to Seek Help from an Investment Advisor

One way to help determine if you should seek help from an investment professional is to understand what services they provide and how they could potentially help you achieve your financial goals.

SouthCoast Community Foundation Scholarship Presentation
BankFive
News

BankFive and SouthCoast Community Foundation Announce Recipients of 2024 President’s Scholarship

BankFive is proud to offer two scholarships in 2024 in response to financial need.

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Marissa Scott
Business

Is Remote Deposit Capture Right for Your Business?

If your business currently has a large volume of check payments and someone is manually trekking to the bank to deposit them, RDC is worth exploring.

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Marissa Scott
Saving

What is a Prize-Linked Savings Account?

A prize-linked savings account comes with a chance to win prizes based on your saving habits, typically in the form of cash. 

Jennifer St. Pierre, BankFive CFO and Treasurer
BankFive
News

Providence Business News Names BankFive’s CFO Jennifer St. Pierre a 2024 C-Suite Honoree

Annual award highlights top level leaders who are role models in their communities.
 

small business owner at desk
Marissa Scott
Business

7 Tips to Make Your Business More Energy Efficient This Spring

Not only is energy efficiency environmentally responsible, but it can also save you money, which you can put back into your business.

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Marissa Scott
Home Ownership

Get a Home Energy Assessment This Earth Day

With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, you may find yourself wondering how you can reduce your carbon footprint. If you’re a homeowner, a home energy assessment could be the answer.

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Marissa Scott
Financial Literacy

5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Child Financial Independence

Once your child begins to develop a curiosity about money, it’s a great time to start laying the foundation for smart financial habits.

person handing over check
Marissa Scott
Business

4 Ways Lockbox Services Can Help Your Business

Also called remittance processing, lockbox banking can help make check processing more secure, accurate, and timely.

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Marissa Scott
Home Ownership

7 Steps to Prepare for Home Renovations

Home renovations can be a big undertaking, but by taking some time to thoroughly prepare you can help to ensure a smooth project that fits your current financial situation.

Anne P. Tangen, BankFive President & CEO
BankFive
News

BankFive's Anne P. Tangen Talks Rhode Island Presence, Differentiation, and Industry Insights

BankFive's President & CEO Anne P. Tangen, recently sat down for an interview with Providence Business News for their feature "Five Questions with Anne P. Tangen".

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