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Ironwood Capital’s $424M fundraise, its largest ever

Gregory Seay |

In the world of business finance, banks, thrifts, credit unions and other asset-based lenders — all essentially investors — predominate.

Berkshire Bank’s 2Q net soars

Gregory Seay |

Boston lender Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., with regional Hartford operations, posted higher second-quarter net income that benefited from its expansion into Greater Boston.

Suffield, Holyoke lenders pose $60M merger

Gregory Seay |

The First National Bank of Suffield is merging with western Massachusetts lender PeoplesBancorp MHC, which is using the $60 million cash deal to cement its push into Connecticut's banking market.

United Bank's 2Q net flat

Gregory Seay |

Hartford community lender United Financial Bancorp Inc. posted flat second-quarter net income.

AI-driven technology changing banking landscape

Q&A talks with Joseph Gianni, Bank of America's president for the Greater Hartford market, about artificial intelligence and other technology reshaping the financial services industry.

Glastonbury fintech Payrailz readies fall launch of AI-driven personal banking technology

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Glastonbury fintech Payrailz is readying the fall launch of its AI-driven personal banking technology.

People's United's Barnes named chairman

Gregory Seay |

John “Jack” Barnes, the People's United Financial Inc. chief executive, has added the chairman's post to his leadership mantle.

More credit unions adopting 'CUSOs' to boost technology, other service offerings and bottom lines

Gregory Seay |

Credit unions are adopting so-called "credit union service organizations" to improve their technology and service offerings and bottom lines.

Glastonbury's Payrailz partners with Billshark

Gregory Seay |

Glastonbury digital-payments vendor Payrailz says it inked a deal to offer a Massachusetts tech firm's bill-reduction service to Payrailz's bank and credit union clients and their customers.

Employee benefits trends to help attract, retain talent

Joe Gianni and Eric Bauer |

Attracting and retaining top talent is more challenging than ever.

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