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Entries in Bar Harbor Bankshares (5)

Monday
Oct292018

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

  • Michael Griffin, Executive Director of JP Morgan Chase & Co., leads a new commercial banking industry in Portland.  (Mainebiz 10.26.2018)
  • Maine Harvest Credit Project becomes Maine’s 56th credit union and first exclusively for farmers and food producers.  (Mainebiz 10.16.2018)
  • Maine home foreclosures continue to decline.  (BDN 10.11.2018)
  • Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bankshares, announces plans are being made for a Portland Commercial Loan Office.  (Mainebiz 10.5.2018)
  • Andrew Silsby, President and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank, discusses banking in today’s market and preparing for the future.  (Central Maine 10.14.2018)
  • Wells Fargo customer avoided being scammed by calling the number on the back of his card to verify the fraud.  (News Center Maine 9.28.2018)
  • Mortgage applications increase as the rates also increase to a new high since April 2011.  (Press Herald 9.27.2018)
  • Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Tim Sloan announces a 10% reduction in workforce in the next three years.  (Press Herald 9.20.2018)
  • A data breach in 2017 in the UK resulted in a fine of £500,000, or about $662,000 to Equifax (UK branch).  (The Hill 9.20.2018)
  • With the restrictions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reforms being eased, banks and credit unions are picking up arguing over old disagreements.  (The Hill  9.12.2018)
  • Cloned ATM cards could be used in ATM cybercrime threat.  (News Center Maine 8.16.2018)
Tuesday
Jul242018

Financial Institutions...In the News

  • Commercial loans increased for Bar Harbor Bankshares in the second quarter.  (MaineBiz 7.23.2018)
  • President Trump is unhappy with the Federal Reserve increasing interest rates.  (BDN 7.20.2018)
  • Paul Andersen, CEO of Androscoggin Bank, announces Neil Keily as President.  Paul Andersen plans to be the Chairman of Board and Neil Keily take on the responsibilities of CEO and President at the end of 2019. (Sun Journal 7.19.2018)
  • 30-Year mortgage rates are the highest in seven years.  (Central Maine 7.12.2018)
  • Low unemployment contributing to good economy according to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.  (PPH 7.12.2018)
  • Eight states including Maine, signed a consent order to require Equifax Inc. to strengthen security measures after 2017 data breach.  (Central Maine 6.27.2018)
  • Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank and Tony McKim, President and CEO of First National Bank were elected President and Vice Chair respectively of the Maine Bankers Association. (Mainebiz 6.20.2018)
  • A June 2018 Report states that risks by large banks involve complex financial trades that helped fuel the 2008 financial crisis.  (Maine Public 6.19.2018)
  • Sterling Kozlowski of Key Bank will be remembered as a leader in the New England region.  (Central Maine 6.11.2018)
  • Maine Credit Union League supports legal cannabis from the threat of federal prosecution.  (Mainebiz 6.11.2018)
  • Legislature sends bill to President Trump to loosen banking regulations set in 2008 in response to the financial crisis.  (PPH 5.22.2018)
  • Romero Rainey, President and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), seeks to loosen federal banking regulations.  (The Hill 5.22.2018)
  • Maine banks report new foreclosures steadily decreasing throughout Maine.  (PPH 5.6.2018)
  • Bangor Savings Bank begins new construction of its headquarters on Bangor’s waterfront.  (Mainebiz 4.24.2018)
  • SunTrust breach linked to an employee and outside criminal.  (News Center Maine 4.20.2018)
Monday
Mar272017

Financial Institutions...In the News

  • Maine Harvest Credit Project formed an expert panel to assist with creating a new credit union for farmers and food entrepreneurs.  (Central Maine 3.16.2017)
  • Savings accounts at financial institution generally remain low as federal rates increase for borrowing.  (BDN 3.15.2017)
  • A study of Maine’s state-chartered banks and credit unions report that foreclosure activity is the lowest in 8 years.  (Portland Press Herald 2.25.2017)
  • Skimming device found on ATM at Downeast Credit Union branch in Belfast.  (Central Maine 2.26.2017)
  • March stock split in announced for Bar Harbor Bankshares.  (Ellsworth American 2.23.2017)
  • Governor LePage proposes legislation to help elderly residences in foreclosure stay in their homes through reverse mortgages.  (MPAMAG 2.20.2017)
  • Norway Savings Bank has new domain name, norwaysavings.bank, which will enhance online security and offer more protection against cybercrime.  (Mainebiz 2.16.2017)
  • Massachusetts area Better Business Bureau warns of new scamming tactic – Caller asks if they can be heard and then records voice of person saying “yes” to use at a later time.  (CBS News 1.20.2017)
Friday
Oct282016

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

  • U.S. Senators ask the Justice Department to investigate Wells Fargo executives on criminal charges.  (Bloomberg 10.6.2016)
  • The first 6 months of 2016 shows Maine credit unions exceeding $7 billion in combined assets.  (Portland Press Herald 10.12.2016)
  • The Federal Reserve is seeing signs that interest rates should be increased.  (Central Maine 10.12.2012)
  • Due to the acquisition of Lake Sunapee Bank by Bar Harbor Bancshares, an unspecified number of Lake Sunapee employees will lose their jobs.  (Valley News 10.15.2016)
  • According to the FDIC, the “unbanked” American population declined from 7.7 percent in 2013 to 7 percent in 2015.  (Central Maine 10.20.2016)
  • A deal is in the works for TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, and its largest stakeholder, TD Bank to buy Scottrade Financial Services, an online brokerage service, for $4 billion. (Bloomberg 10.23.2016)
  • The U.S. is slow to rollout EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip cards creating a higher risk to consumers.  (Mainebiz 10.24.2016)
  • Bar Harbor Bank shareholders approve the acquisition of Lake Sunapee Bank Group which completes another step in acquisition process.  (Mainebiz 10.26.2016)
Monday
Aug012016

Lake Sunapee Bank and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Merger Application Filed

The Maine Bureau of Financial Institutions has received applications to approve the merger of Lake Sunapee Bank Group with Bar Harbor Bankshares and the merger of Lake Sunapee Bank, FSB and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.  The merger will provide a total of 50 branches in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 

Written comments and requests for hearing on the application are due with the Bureau by Sunday, August 28, 2016 by using the following link.

A copy of the Superintendent’s Notice to Interested Parties is available here.