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Including Acushnet, Assonet, Attleboro, Barrington, Berkley, Block Island, Bristol, Central Falls, Charlestown, Chepachet, 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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Field Of Membership Update
We recently posted our field of membership requirements on our website and listed PCU as open to anyone in the U.S. While this is technically correct, our online account opening
Pawtucket Credit Union Has Open Field Of Membership, Technically
UPDATE 11/13/2020: Availability has changed. Deal Summary: 8-month CD, 0.75% APY, $1k minimum deposit Availability: Nationwide Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts UPDATE 11/13/2020: The following was posted in the Forum
Open Membership
Please add Pawtucket Credit Union to this list. We are located in RI, but have an open field of membership. $2.6B in assets, 17 branch offices.
The Usual(?) Upto $500 For New Customer Checking/Saving
https://checkingbonus.tdbank.com/Digital500A.html " Offer valid July 24, 2020 through September 18, 2020 and is available only when opening through a qualifying website. Checking offer is available to new personal checking Customers
Greenwood Credit Union Nationally Available 5-Year CD Is Rate Leader
Deal Summary: 60-month CD, 1.50% APY, $1k minimum deposit Availability: Easy membership requirement More than two years ago, Rhode Island-based Greenwood Credit Union (Greenwood CU) expanded its field of membership,
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