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Providence Area

Including Providence, Fall River, Cranston, New Bedford, Warwick, Pawtucket, North Kingstown, Attleboro, Fairhaven, Westerly, 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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People's Credit Union Adds 10-Month CD, 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: 10-month CD, 3.00% APY, $500 minimum deposit. Availability: Easy membership requirement, with some limitations. Over the weekend, Rhode Island-based People’s Credit Union (Peoples CU) added a 10-month CD,
Navy Federal Offers 6-Month CD Special, 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: Celebration Special Rate 6-Month Certificate, 3.00% APY, $1k minimum deposit. Availability: Nationwide, but a military relationship required for membership. On Saturday, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow,
Celebration Special Rate 6-Month Certificate (Share/IRA/ESA)
This offer, Minimum deposit is $1,000, Term is 6 months, Rate is 2.96% w/ APY of 3.00% and is effective February 4, 2019. Navy Federal reserves the right to end or
Advantage MM 2.50% Rate Kicker With $25K New Money
I got an email today, which might be targeted (YMMV), for a 6 month rate boost, to 2.50%, with an additional deposit of at least $ 25K . Text from
2.50% Savings Account 20K Minimum, By Invitation
Got an email for this deal, and it appears you need to have an existing account and get invited. 2.50% Savings, guaranteed rate for 12 months 20k minimum to avoid
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