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BankNewport Awards ‘Financial Education Scholarship’ to Four Local High School Graduates

NEWPORT, R.I.  – BankNewport, one of the country’s oldest community banks whose hallmark is its dedication to the communities it serves, has awarded its $1,000 BankNewport Financial Education Scholarship to four local high school graduates as part of its financial education program to help students refine their financial skills, and understand that managing personal finances […]

BankNewport Awards $10,000 to Newport Mental Health to Fund Critical Emergency Crisis After-Hours Line

NEWPORT, R.I. – BankNewport has awarded Newport Mental Health (NMH) a $10,000 charitable grant to support its after-hours Emergency Crisis Services. “It is so important, as a community, that we have in place the resources to provide immediate care to those who struggle with mental health issues,” said Sandra J. Pattie, President and CEO of […]

COCC Goes Live with Real-Time Payments

SOUTHINGTON, CONN.—Earlier this month, COCC officially went live on the RTP® network, the real-time payments network from The Clearing House. BankNewport, headquartered in Newport, RI, is COCC’s first client live on the RTP network. With this access, BankNewport customers can receive payments and messages instantly via the RTP network. “We are excited to gain our […]

BankNewport Names Carmen Diaz-Jusino Vice President, Community Development Officer

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 8, 2020) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Carmen Diaz-Jusino has been named Vice President, Community Development Officer. In her new position, Carmen will be responsible for developing, implementing and administering many strategic aspects of the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act Program, through banking relationships with community-based, charitable, and non-profit organizations. She will […]

BankNewport Celebrates Reveal of Renovated 90-year-old Washington Square Branch

Socially-Distant Celebration Marks Completion of Historic Restoration Project NEWPORT, R.I. (June 5, 2020) – BankNewport celebrated the completion of the historic restoration of its branch at 10 Washington Square in Newport with a socially-distant reveal on Friday, May 29th. The project, a $5 million investment, revitalized the nearly 90-year-old building and it now seamlessly integrates […]

OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC Report Record Year at Annual Meeting

NEWPORT, RI (May 18, 2020) – BankNewport announced record results for 2019 at the annual meeting of OceanPoint Financial Partners (the “Company”), the mutual holding company of BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance held via proxy vote on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. At year-end, total assets increased to a record-high of $1.75 billion, and the organization has […]

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