Hometown Bank News

bankHometown promotes Jennifer McKenna to Branch Manager of Brooklyn Office

Oxford, Massachusetts – Jennifer McKenna accepted the position as Branch Manager of the bankHometown Brooklyn, Connecticut location on Saturday, November 10th, 2018. Prior to accepting this position, McKenna was the Branch Supervisor of the Brooklyn Office, and prior to that role, she was the Assistant Manager of the Woodstock Office. McKenna...

HOMETOWN BANK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $1,000 TO SOUTHBRIDGE FAMILY FUN DAY

Oxford, Massachusetts- The Hometown Bank Community Foundation announced their contribution to the first Southbridge Family Fun Day that took place on August 25, 2018. As a major sponsor of the event, bankHometown worked closely with The Salvation Army, who put on the event, Southbridge Community Connections, Tradewinds Clubhouse and KIVA Wel...

eBusiness Solutions: Fraud Prevention Best Practices

User ID and Password Guidelines Create a “strong” password with at least 8 characters that includes a combination of mixed case letters, numbers, and special Change your password Never share username, password or token information with anyone, including third-party Avoid using an automatic login feature that saves usernames and a...

bankHometown welcomes Nancy S. Roberts as AVP and Branch Manager of Webster Branches

Oxford, MA – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that Nancy S. Roberts has accepted the position as AVP and Branch Manager of the two Webster Branches (4 Gore Road and 218R Main Street) starting on June 6th. Prior to joining bankHometown, Nancy was the Vice President, Business Development Branch Manager at Eastern Sa...

Hometown Financial Group to Acquire Pilgrim Bancshares

July 25, 2018- Easthampton, Massachusetts and Cohasset, Massachusetts - Hometown Financial Group, Inc. the holding company for bankESB (Easthampton, MA) and bankHometown (Oxford, MA), and Pilgrim Bancshares, Inc. (OTC: PLRM) have jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which Hometown Financial Group, In...

bankHometown selects Matthew McAvoy-LaFlamme as new Branch Manager for Putnam Location

OXFORD, MA - Matthew McAvoy-LaFlamme accepted the position as Branch Manager of the bankHometown Putnam, Connecticut location on June 4th, 2018. Prior to accepting this position, Matthew was the Branch Manager of the Killingly location, and prior to that role, he was the Branch Supervisor of the Woodstock location. Currently, Matthew serves as t...

Hackers scam homebuyers out of millions — and it’s getting worse

WASHINGTON — In this year of horrendous cyberheists — Equifax the most prominent — you’ve probably taken at least a few precautions: changed passwords, stopped opening files and links from unknown senders, upgraded your computer security measures, maybe put a freeze on your credit reports. But if you're buying a house and heading to sett...