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Providence Area

Including Providence, Fall River, Cranston, New Bedford, Warwick, Pawtucket, North Kingstown, Attleboro, Fairhaven, Cumberland, and 63 other towns.

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Providence is the largest city in Rhode Island, with about 180,000 people in the city proper. The capital city of Rhode Island, Providence is a major metropolitan area in the northeast, and most of the state's population lives in and around the city. In fact, Providence's metro population of about 1.6 million is about 50 percent more than the whole state of Rhode Island. Notable cities in the Providence region include Cranston, Fall River, New Bedford, Warwick, Pawtucket, Attleboro, North Kingstown, Fairhaven, and Taunton.

Providence has a long history as a major financial center, having been home to major banks including Fleet Bank and RBS Citizens Bank, which still has its headquarters in the city today. Other notable banks with headquarters in Providence or the surrounding area include TD Bank, N.A., Washington Trust Company, Bank Rhode Island, Pawtucket Credit Union, and Bristol County Savings Bank. The oldest bank still operating in the area is Washington Trust Company, which was established in 1800.

There are 20 banks and 46 credit unions that are headquartered in the Providence area. There are an additional 30 banks and 10 credit unions that are based elsewhere but have offices in the Providence region. Altogether, those banks and credit unions have about 830 branches in the area.

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Navigant Credit Union (RI/CT/MA) Adds 23-months CD Earning 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: 23-months CD, 3.00% APY, $500 minimum deposit, new money. Availability: Residents of Rhode Island, and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts (determined by Zip Code). Over the weekend, Navigant Credit
Westerly Community Credit Union (RI/CT) eChecking Now Earns 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: eChecking, 3.00% APY up to $19,999.99 Availability: Rhode Island and New London County, Connecticut Two days before the Fed announced yesterday's rate hike, Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU)
Echecking Now Earns 3% Up To $20,000
Membership in Westerly Community CU is available to anyone who lives or works in RI & New London County, CT. Rate shown is for balances $0 - $19,999.99, balances of
Pawtucket Credit Union (RI) Boosts 25-Month CD To 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: 25-month CD, 3.00% APY, $1k minimum deposit. 15-month Easy Access CD, 2.00% APY, two penalty-free withdrawals, $5k minimum deposit. Availability: Residents of Rhode Island and nearby communities in
2-Year CD, 2.50% APY
For residents of Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. 2-year CD, 2.50% APY, $1,000 minimum deposit. Checking account required.
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